Just south of Dronfield, a new bridleway route is emerging through Unstone: At the moment, you can access it along Sheffield Rd but when the works are complete you’ll be able to use it to avoid a busy section of the road completely. This is on the back of the Peak Gateway resort, a Center Parcs – type complex to be built in this area.
There’s a gap in the bridleway where it goes across a field but when complete it will enable you to get to Hill Top and hence across the A61 and into the Peak District.
Meanwhile a bit further West, the Rowsley – Matlock route is being officially opened this week.
…great for trainspotters!