National Route 672 is known as the Great Northern Greenway. It is complete between north Derby and Breadsall and will connect Derby City with Ilkeston.

This route is flat and therefore perfect for novices.

It is currently open and signposted from north Derby to the Breadsall Wildlife Site. When complete it will follow the former Great Northern Railway, known locally as the Friargate Line, to Ilkeston. 

Starting at the Derby end from a junction with Mansfield Road at the Paddock Public House, the route has an all-weather surface providing easy access all year round for walkers, families with prams, mobility scooters, cyclists and horse riders.

The junction at Mansfield Road links to Derby city centre via an existing traffic-free path numbered National Route 66 heading south alongside Derby Racecourse and running parallel to Sir Frank Whittle Way.

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.

Please help us protect this route

Route 672 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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