Rowthorne & Pleasley Trails & Skegby Tracks (Teversal Trails a.k.a Teversal Tracks)
Teversal Visitors Centre, Nottinghamshire
Left, Silverhill Colliery (Date unkonwn) and right, the
Landscapde spoil heap on the former Silverhill site in 2003 but now looks
totally different in 2013
Teversal Trails/ Pleasley Trails - The Early years (1990's).
Teversal Visitors Centre was a good base to start in the mid 1990's boasting 11 different
footpaths or trails of
varying lengths and interest open mostly to walkers and some cyclists. Part of the trail
is on the site of the old Silverhill Pit buildings and colliery houses
which where demolished in the mid 1993.
Footpaths Note: Some parts of these footpath routes in this
paragraph may have Steep hills with steps, rough surface and exposed tree
roots and not entirely suitable for the novice person or children to cycle
on. The 5 mile nature trail includes the Rowthorne Trail to Pleasley Pit. Lady Spencer's walk is 9 miles and includes
Hardwick Estate. The three village walk takes you to Ault Hucknall, the burial
place of Thomas Hobbes through to Rowthorne and back to Teversal Village. The
Pleasley Vale walk includes the area where Florence Nightingale's father
owned the mills. Hardwick Hall is just a couple of miles away.
Click map above for larger view
Teversal Trails Visitors
Following an email I received from Trevor who is one of the volunteer's at
the Teversal Trails Visitors Centre (Sept 2010), I have decided to do this
little section for the Visitors centre. It's a great place to get hot and
cold Drinks and snacks and info on the local area.
"Hi Dave, I Have just found your web site.
Very interesting and helpful. As a new volunteer at the Teversal visitor
centre I would like to tell you of the improvements we are making at the
centre. We now have a larger collection of free leaflets available to
cyclists and walkers alike. (provided by tourist offices (Notts & Derbys) We
also now reproduce colour A4 sheets showing 6 of the trails, however we have
to charge 20p a copy or set of 6 for £1.00 If you are planning a re-visit to
this area check out the visitor centre where we are hoping to supply a
travellers pack i.e. bottle of water, freshly made cob, crisps, chocolate,
pack of biscuits and an apple for £2.50 (normally £2.85) in the near
future. If you call ask for Trevor."
I have been and bought the 6 maps from the
visitors centre, I'm going to scan them at some point and upload them to
this page to use them as examples, although I recommend people buy the maps
from the visitors centre.
Teversal Tracks / Skegby Tracks - 2007 - 2010.
trails have changed over the last few years, most noticeably in May 2007
when the Teversal Trail and Skegby link trail now directly join up to the
New Silverhill Trail which in turn
then links up with the Five Pits Trail.
June 2010 sees a new major development as the former footpath of the Teversal trail to Pleasley country park gets a revamp with new resurfacing
and widened and reclassified as a multi user trail and renamed Teversal
Track. The Skegby Trail originally a cycle path in the mid/late 90's only as
wide as a single track footpath has also made wider and newly resurfaced
From Pleasley down to the Skegby/Teversal link cycle trail. In 2010 these
tracks look completely different from two years earlier. In 2008, these
where mostly narrow footpaths along rarely used sections. There are 3 main
tracks for cycling, Teversal Track, Skegby Track and Skegby link trail, all
3 linking together to form a triangular loop starting and ending at Teversal
Above July 2008 Teversal and Skegby trails, Below exactly the
same spots in 2010
Left- Start of Teversal Trail, mid right- Teversal trail Batley
Lane bridge embankment, far right- Skegby trail
os grid references
Visitors centre SK 479 613
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