The tiny village of Glapwell sits on a hill to the East of Chesterfield. Despite its size, it did appear in the Domesday Book of 1086, which noted that Serb held the land for William Peverel. Peverel was a favourite of William the Conqueror who awarded him over 100 holdings in central England, including Nottingham Castle.
There is a pub on the main road in Glapwell with the unusual name of the Young Vanish. Originally the Blacksmith's Arms, the pub was renamed after a successful racehorse that won a number of races between 1827 and 1831. Vanish was stabled at nearby Glapwell Hall (since demolished). Local tradition has it that the landlord of the pub, William Whitworth, backed Vanish in his races. As the winnings mounted, it's said that the grateful landlord renamed his pub.
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Leave M1 at junction 29 and take A617 towards Mansfield. Follow road for approx 2 miles to Glapwell.
Follow A617 through Mansfield (follow signs for Chesterfield). At traffic lights (Rutland Arms), go straight on. At next traffic lights (Industrial Estate), go straight on. At next traffic lights (new housing estate) go straight on. At next traffic lights go straight on (dual carriageway). At roundabout take 2nd exit (A617). Follow road for approx 1½ miles to Glapwell.
Follow A619 to Chesterfield. At traffic light controlled roundabout (Lidl on left) select middle lane and take 3rd exit. Keep in left lane and at traffic lights go straight on. When carriageway divides select right hand lane and at next roundabout take 3rd exit. At next roundabout (traffic light controlled) select left lane and take 2nd exit (A617). In approx 4 miles reach M1 motorway roundabout. Take 3rd exit (A617 signposted Mansfield). Follow road for approx 2 miles to Glapwell.
: 8 miles from Chesterfield station
- On-site catering
- On-site light refreshments
- Children welcome
- Dogs accepted