Manton Pit Wood

manton pit wood

  • woodland and grasslands on the doorstep of Manton and Worksop
  • sculpture by local artists Ian Jones and Jo Wheeler
  • public car park and a network of surfaced tracks suitable for walking, running  and cycling
  • dogs welcome on a lead or under close control. 

Manton Pit Wood is located just to the south east of Worksop on the restored colliery spoil heaps of the former Manton Colliery. Restored by the County Council in 1997, this large site has a mixture of coniferous and native broadleaf woodland and emerging lowland heath. It has a network of surfaced tracks suitable for cycling and walking and has great off road links to the Chesterfield Canal, Clumber Park and National Cycle Route No 6. 

On a trip to Manton Pit Wood:

  • see our Gateway Sculpture celebrating Manton’s proud mining heritage and the transformation of the spoil heaps to provide wildlife habitat, and a green space for people and wildlife  
  • explore the tracks and trails around this secluded and beautiful site on the doorstep of Manton
  • experience fine views over Clumber and Worksop
  • look out for Kestrel, buzzard and Green Woodpecker. In the summer you may spot many types of butterfly and wildflowers including orchids
  • come and volunteer at one of our regular monthly conservation tasks


Nearest town: Manton, Worksop

Access point: Manton Pit Wood Car Park, Retford Road, Manton, Worksop, Nottinghamshire, S80 2RS

Grid reference: SK614 783

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