The Cuckoo Way (3rd February 2018)

Saturday 3rd February 2018, a Brightmore Walk

There were 17 of us that set out on Saturday morning for a gentle stroll from Eckington to walk along parts of the Cuckoo Way and the Beighton-Staveley Trail. The weather was damp but not as bad as expected. Along the way Karen pointed out the small brick arched causeway on the edge of Renishaw golf course which was formerly a horse-drawn railway carrying coal from a local quarry to the canal. There were also sights along the way of the remains of the former Chesterfield canal which David Blackburn kindly brought us up to speed with the anticipated regeneration over the next few years.

We also criss crossed the old great central railway line passing the site of Renishaw station.