Archaeological Way

11-mile trail between Pleasley Pit and Creswell Crags and is part of the Derbyshire-Nottinghamshire trails network.

Experience the Nature and Art on the Trail

Discover a vibrant ecosystem along the trails, serving as vital pathways for small mammals, insects, and birds. Keep your ears open for the melodious songs of skylarks and the distinct calls of green woodpeckers.

Immerse yourself in the natural beauty and diversity of wildflowers. Witness the charming presence of cowslips, yellow rattle, and wild orchids in the open grasslands. Inhale the delightful scents of bluebells, wood anemones, and ramsons (wild garlic) as you meander through the enchanting woodlands during the spring season.

Art enthusiasts will find visual delights along the way. Admire the striking fern sculpture at Poulter Country Park. As you cross the new bridge over the A623, be captivated by a captivating installation. Pleasley showcases a remarkable mural created by talented students from Anthony Bek School.

Expand Your Horizons with Nearby Attractions

Make the most of your car-free adventures by exploring the Archaeological Way and its connecting public rights of way. Delight in visits to renowned local attractions like Pleasley Pit, Creswell Crags, Bolsover Castle, Sherwood Forest, and Clumber Park. These remarkable sites are easily accessible through this network of pathways.

Enhance Your Journey with the Archaeological Way App

Download the Archaeological Way app 

For a comprehensive exploration and invaluable information, download the Archaeological Way app. This helpful tool will guide you along the trail and provide insights into the area's rich history and cultural significance.

Access Additional Resources

Refer to the Archaeological Way map, a handy document, to navigate your route effectively. To further indulge in the artistic wonders encountered along the Archaeological Way, delve into the document featuring captivating art details.

Immerse yourself in the splendor of nature, art, and history as you embark on your journey along the Archaeological Way. Let the trail awaken your senses and leave you with cherished memories of this unique experience.

Related documents

Archaeological Way map - 5MB

Art along the Archaeological Way - 2MB