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.
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.