South Wingfield, Pentrich, Giltbrook, Pentrich Revolution Group

This historical walk is part of the Bicentennial walk (2017), Pentrich and South Wingfield Revolution Group. It starts in South Wingfield and finishes in Giltbrook. This is Walk 19 of the Pentrich and South Wingfield Revolution group.

Technical sheet
No. 23108298
A South Wingfield walk posted on 17/06/22 by Pentrich Revolution Group. Update : 22/06/22
Calculated time Calculated time: 7h40[?]
Distance Distance : 24.06km
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 280m
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 333m
Highest point Highest point : 165m
Lowest point Lowest point : 60m
Difficult Difficulty : Difficult
Back to starting point Back to starting point : No
Walking Walking
Location Location : South Wingfield
Starting point Starting point : N 53.092943° / W 1.441087°
Ending point Ending point : N 53.003155° / W 1.278566°
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The Sun Inn, Eastwood The Cock Hotel Ripley The Poet and Castle, Codnor The Great Northern, Langley Mill

Description

Start : South Wingfield

(D/A) From The Yew Tree (opposite William Turner’s house) in South Wingfield, walk past Wingfield Manor.

(1) Then go down the hill to Coalburn Farm, passing Coalburn Quarry.

(2) Walk on through Wingfield Park, along the minor road to Beech Hill Farm, one of the farms visited by the rebels.

(3) Continue past two others, Lodge Hill Farm and Wingfield Park Hall, cross the River Amber, to reach the Pentrich Mill near Pentrich Lane End.

(4) Crossing the road follow the path up the hill to Pentrich Church. Cross the graveyard, turn right in Pentrich, pass the Dog Inn.

(5) Pass the Dog Inn, and walk down the road to Home Farm on your right.

(6) Take the track to the left, and take the first footpath to the left, cross the fields to drop down to the course of the former Cromford Canal. Here turn left and walk on to the road.

(7) Go under the A38, turn left to follow the footpath down to the Midland Railway Station.

(8) Cross the tracks and go on to Butterley Reservoir. Go on with the reservoir on your left until reaching the unpaved road, turning left to follow it up to Derby Road, to face the former Butterley Ironworks. Here the rebels confronted George Goodwin demanding arms and weapons.

(9) Turn right to go up Butterley Hill towards Ripley. After going under the A610 bypass, opposite the Out Of Town public house, take the footpath marked to Carr Wood. Follow this to come out at Greenwich (A) roundabout at Sainsbury’s supermarket.

(10) Turn left to go to the next roundabout on the A610, and crossing the road, take the footpath past the playing field and on behind the Codnor Gate Industrial Estate. Where the path divides take the path on to the right, continuing to follow the fence down the side of the industrial estate.

(11) Reaching the Swanwick Road from Codnor, turn right and follow the road up the hill. Turn right at the footpath sign and walk on to the A610 road. Turn left to walk on up Glasshouse Hill, passing the site of the former Glasshouse pub that the rebels visited, and on to Codnor Market Place (B).

(12) From French Horn (C), follow the A610 (Nottingham Road) South-East out of Codnor, on the Woodlinkin bypass, to the turning to the right to Langley Mill.

(13) Pass through Aldercar, where houses and farms were visited for men and weapons, and continue on the road through Langley Mill to reach the Great Northern pub (called the Junction Navigation in 1817) next to the canal basin. Here the marchers also stopped for refreshment in 1817 and one marcher shot by accident.

(14) From the Great Northern pub return to the canal, crossing the bridge and go under the bridge by the canal to walk along the Erewash Canal.

(15) Cross the second canal bridge (No.26) and walk ahead to reach a bridge over the A610. Cross to continue on up the hill through Old Eastwood, with the Sun Inn ahead. The marchers also stopped at the Sun Inn.

(16) Turn right and follow the Nottingham Road through Eastwood, continuing on it through Hill Top and
Newthorpe and drop down the hill into Giltbrook. The marchers stopped to rest at the former Tanyard, now part of the IKEA site. Continue to the roundabout at the entrance to IKEA where the marchers are confronted by a body of soldiers at Giltbrook and fled. (D/A)

Waypoints :
D : km 0 - alt. 121m - The Yew Tree
1 : km 1.39 - alt. 98m - Coalburn Farm
2 : km 1.96 - alt. 118m - Wingfield Park
3 : km 3.96 - alt. 118m - Lodge Hill Farm
4 : km 4.93 - alt. 82m - Pentrich Mill
5 : km 6.34 - alt. 132m - The Dog Inn
6 : km 6.63 - alt. 127m - Home Farm
7 : km 7.82 - alt. 108m - A38
8 : km 7.98 - alt. 105m - Midland Railway Station
9 : km 8.98 - alt. 108m - Butterley Hill
10 : km 10.39 - alt. 146m - Sainsbury’s supermarket
11 : km 12.53 - alt. 115m - Swanwick Road
12 : km 13.4 - alt. 124m - French Horn
13 : km 16.65 - alt. 88m - Aldercar
14 : km 18.74 - alt. 65m - Great Northern pub
15 : km 19.23 - alt. 62m - Erewash Canal
16 : km 21.33 - alt. 99m - The Sun Inn
A : km 24.06 - alt. 68m - IKEA Giltbrook

Useful Information

Care needed when crossing roads. Undulating, footpaths, stiles, lanes and roads.

More information at the Pentrich and South Wingfield Revolution Group here.

Alternative starts : This walk is part of the Bicentennial walk (2017), Pentrich and South Wingfield Revolution Group. Alternative starts are available from South Wingfield, Pentrich, Alfreton, Swanwick, Ripley and Heanor :

  • Start from Heanor Market Place, walk left (West) down to Derby Road, with the former centre of the village on your left on Tagg Hill, and follow the road High Street (A6007) North-West to Codnor. Going through Loscoe, where others joined the rebels, to reach Codnor Market Place at French Horn pub.
  • Start from Ripley Market Place, take the road towards Nottingham, passing the Old Cock Inn, and walk on through Greenwich, where homes were visited for men and arms, to join the A610 at the Sainsbury’s roundabout. Walk on beside the A610 to pass through Codnor Gate and on to Codnor Market Place at French Horn.
  • Start from the Market Place in Alfreton, walking down Derby Road (A61) to the Watchorn Church on the left. Turn left after this into Long Meadow Road, the site of the radical pub The Queen’s Head and take the footpath to the right which leads to the A38. Turn left here and walk on to a bridge across the A38, then turn right and follow the path back along the road before it turns left to go past the Motel and Fire Station. Coming out at a road cross to the left and pick up the footpath ahead going first to the right, then left, then left again, right, and left yet again as it goes through housing to reach the Swanwick – Leabrooks road. Cross the road and follow the footpath ahead, which goes up the hill to the Hilltop Mink Farm. Pass the farm on your right and take the footpath to Golden Valley, crossing the stile on the left and walking straight ahead down the hill towards the Midland Railway Centre. Going under two railway bridges and crossing a track pass the Britain Pit on the right and go ahead to leave the wood, cross the fields to Coach Road at Butterley Park Farm. Here you are in Butterley Park where farms were visited for men and weapons. Cross the road to take the footpath ahead behind the Toll Cottages. Walk down the hill, follow the footpath to the left and then quickly take the footpath to the right to climb up the field. Coming out at the path behind the Codnor Gate Industrial Estate turn left along this path. When the path splits, take the one to the right along the fence to come out a road. This is the Swanwick to Codnor road through Golden Valley. Turn right to walk up the hill to Codnor Market Place at the French Horn.

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During the walk or to do/see around

If you are curious about how the map of the area was around 1817 click here.

(A) Greenwich - This is where the men from Ripley met up with the marchers avoiding the town centre and the awaiting constables

(B) This is where the men from Alfreton and Swanwick met up with the min group in 1817, the Alfreton men met up with Swanwick marchers en route. Here all of the groups merged coming from South Wingfield, Pentrich, Alfreton, Swanwick, Ripley and Heanor. After a rest and having refreshment in the Poet and Castle (former New Inn) and French Horn (then on the other side of the Nottingham Road), both visited by rebels on the night of 9th/10th June 1817, all the marchers met up and continue together towards Nottingham.

(C) This is where the men from Heanor met up with the main group, they travelled from Heanor to Codnor using the main road through Loscoe

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