National Route 67 of the National Cycle Network runs from Long Whatton near Loughborough to join National Route 71 near Northallerton in Yorkshire. The stretch between Chesterfield and Leeds forms the main route of the Transpennine Trail (central).

National Route 67 of the National Cycle Network runs from Long Whatton near Loughborough to join National Route 71 near Northallerton in Yorkshire. 

Long Eaton to Heanor

National Route 67 currently begins at Long Eaton, continuing entirely traffic-free to Heanor via Ilkeston. This section travels along the Erewash Canal and the Nutbrook Trail, which uses old railway lines.

Blackwell to Grassmoor

Blackwell (Derbs) to Grassmoor is also entirely traffic-free. Known as the Five Pits Trail, this section follows the route of the former Great Central Railway.

Chesterfield to Leeds

Chesterfield to Leeds via Sheffield is also known as the Transpennine Trail central. Within this section are a number of lengthy traffic-free sections: Chesterfield to the northern edge of Sheffield is almost entirely traffic-free but for a few short on-road sections and incorporates the Chesterfield Canal and sections on disused railways lines. Heading north from here the route splits, giving you two options to get to Elsecar where the route once again becomes traffic-free along canals (Barnsley Canal) and disused railway lines (Dove Valley Trail) to Wakefield.  Wakefield to Leeds is a mixture of traffic-free and on-road, although the route from Mickleton into the centre of Leeds takes you along the Aire and Calder Canal.

Bramham to Harrogate

This open part of National Route 67 includes an open section on an old railway path between Wetherby and Spofforth (Harland Way).

Harrogate to Ripley

This section consists almost entirely of a route along disused railway lines.

Traffic-free sections

  • Long Eaton to Heanor (includes Nutbrook Trail)
  • Blackwell to Grassmoor
  • Chesterfield Canal
  • Barnsley Canal
  • Dove Valley Trail
  • Mickletown to Leeds
  • Wetherby to Spofforth
  • Harrogate to Ripley.

Please note

We have taken all responsible steps to ensure that these routes are safe and achievable by people with a reasonable level of fitness. However, all outdoor activities involve a degree of risk. To the extent permitted by law, Sustrans accepts no responsibility for any accidents or injury resulting from following these routes. Walking and cycling routes change over time. Weather conditions may also affect path surfaces. Please use your own judgement when using the routes based upon the weather and the ability, experience and confidence levels of those in your group.

To make sure everyone gets the most out of their time by the water, please ensure you follow the Towpath Code.

Please help us protect this route

Route 67 is part of the National Cycle Network, cared for by Sustrans. Your donation today will help keep the Network safe and open for everyone to enjoy.

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