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Dukeries Trail 8: Fledborough Viaduct to Wigsley Drain

 Route type

 Walk/cycle/horse ride (linear)

 Distance

 4.5 miles

 Surface and gradients

 surfaced paths only and moderate gradients

 On bus routes

 no

 On-road sections

 yes

 Cycle hire

 no

 Starting point

Fledborough, Station Cottages.

 OS map number

 Explorer 271

Information

Follow the green Dukeries Trail waymarks and signs for Harby and Lincoln.

The Dukeries Trail is a 32 mile route funded through the East Midlands Development Agency (EMDA). Starting at Shirebrook in the west, it runs through the 3 counties of Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire connecting at its east end to an off-road route into the heart of Lincoln. The Dukeries was the name given to the area containing the country estates of Clumber Park, Welbeck Abbey, and Thoresby Park, set up with the profits from the industrial revolution. On the way it passes through Sherwood Forest, as well as relics of the coal mining which funded the Ducal estates.

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