Cycling along the Phoenix Greenways

Earlier this year, the second of May to be precise, myself and Sarah set off to ride a nice selection of trails known collectively as the Phoenix Greenways. They are situated on the boarder of Derbyshire & Nottinghamshire.

Phoenix Greenways Map
The Phoenix Greenways

The Phoenix Greenways are a network of easy access off-road trails and quiet lanes. Once old railways and collieries, the trails are rising like a Phoenix from the ashes of industry.



The Greenways link the Five Pits, Silverhill and Pleasley-Teversal Trails to countryside and popular local attractions.

The route we rode started at Grassmoor Country Park, then we hit the Five pits Trail, which we followed down to Tibshelf where we jumped on to the Silverhill trail. We then followed The Silverhill trail North East until we reached the link going East to Skegby Trail. The Skegby trail took us North to Pleasley Pit Country park where followed a bridleway and did a short stint on the road to reach Hardwick Hall. After Lunch we headed for the Teversal Trail and followed that South until we rejoined the Silverhill Trail once more, then on to the Five Pits trail back to Grassmoor.

The route was a pleasant one, the initial trail you ride, The Five Pits Trail, is rather lumpy and may be too much for a complete beginner, however the rest of the trails on the route are easy going with the occasional sharp ascent or descent thrown in where the trails cross roads.

We really enjoyed the Phoenix Greenways, and would recommend them to you if you are able to travel to the area. You can check out our video of the route we rode below.

You can also find out more about the Phoenix Greenways from Derbyshire county council here.

Until next time stay safe on those trails.


Author: Steve Kirby

I love to Plan, Create, Ride, Film & Review Cycle routes, I like on and off road cycling, usually with the aim of finding somewhere to eat drink and be merry.

2 thoughts on “Cycling along the Phoenix Greenways”

  1. Hi Steve,

    Great page and fab detail of your route along the Phoenix greenways. I’m curious how many miles your route was?

    I’ve checked the online literature, but it doesn’t seem to provide any distances to travel from the Grassmoor country park to Pleasey pit, then back again.

    Many thanks

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