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Trail Brinsley Circular

A landscape of coal and rails. A short, 40-minute historic walk through D.H. Lawrence country


The Brinsley map from 1901 reveals how the country park was once the site of a busy colliery and railway junction.

Explore the trail and learn about the history of the Brinsley Colliery Headstocks and how this location inspired the writer D.H. Lawrence. 

View historic pictures and video, listen to music, and excerpts from Lawrence’s Odour of Chrysanthemums in local dialect.

After the trail, enjoy refreshments in the local tea room or pub.


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