Access from Derby is best by trains running hourly towards Newark. Some of these run direct to Newark and do not require a change at Nottingham. Since Southwell does not have a train station you have to alight at Fiskerton and cycle a couple of miles on road.
The start of the trail is from Station Street in Southwell.
It is route 645 of the National Cycle Network.
The surrounding countryside is pleasant though not spectacular.
Unusual barriers at a few road crossings.
The off road trail ends here at this car park in Bilsthorpe, which has little of any significance.
However a few miles further North lies Sherwood Forest with cycle trails running from the visitor centre at Sherwood Pines, and this will be the subject of a future post.