Extending the cycle route

Enjoy a bike ride at National Trust places

Calke Abbey is one of many National Trust places working alongside Sport England to create new cycle routes across the country. We're extending the Tramway Trail at Calke by connecting the two ends of the existing route, creating a more versatile, family friendly cycle route.

Explore the wider estate

The existing Tramway Trail is an 8km cycle route running along the Ticknall Tramway. We’re extending the current trail by adding three new sections of pathway, to create a figure-of-eight shaped route.

The new route will offer cyclists and families more options for exploring the wider estate, including long and shorter circular routes.

Explore on two wheels
Enjoy a bike ride at a National Trust place

When is the work starting?

Work has now started on the new cycle route and we expect it to be complete by early July 2017.

You may see some lorries or construction vehicles on the estate during your visit, and there may be some disruption to walking routes around the wider estate. In order to minimise the impact on our visitors, we intend to complete the work in three sections. In the meantime, please excuse our appearance!

Which areas will be affected?

The first section will cover Hogg’s Close to Pokers Leys, and will have limited impact on visitors.

In May, we’ll start work on the section from Middle Lodge to Little Town Leys. Most footpaths will remain open for you to watch the work in progress, but please be aware that there may be some disruption. The work on this section will be complete in June.

The final section will be from Staunton Lane to Little Town Leys. Access may be restricted along Box Lane, but the footpath will remain open.

Enjoy a bike ride at a National Trust place
Enjoy a bike ride at a National Trust place

The new trail

The route will be stone surfaced and fenced where it runs through fields, and will range from 2–3 metres wide.

You’ll be able to download the new route from our website once the work is complete, and enjoy more family bike rides this summer.