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 started on the cycle route earlier this year and is almost complete most of the route is now open for visitors to use. The only section still closed is part of the Staunton Lane shortcut, and should be open within the next few weeks.

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.