THOSE MAKING A MOVE TO THE EDGE ARE SET TO REAP THE REWARDS OF A CHARMING, SEMI-RURAL SETTING WITH A RANGE OF SCENIC COUNTRYSIDE WALKS AND USEFUL EVERYDAY AMENITIES RIGHT ON THEIR DOORSTEP.
Known as the ‘Gateway to the Dukeries’, Worksop is situated less than five miles from Clumber Park, a ducal estate that is now owned by the National Trust and is home to more than 1,000 acres of sprawling wood and parkland; with a breathtaking lake as its centrepiece, while nature trails, jogging and cycle tracks all abound.
When it comes to sports and leisure facilities, there’s plenty of fun for the entire family. This includes a swimming pool and gym at Worksop Leisure Centre, bowling greens, squash and tennis courts, plus regular fitness classes all close by. Nicknamed ‘The Tigers” and playing their home games on Sandy Lane, Worksop Town FC has been at the forefront of sport in the community for over a century, while a number of cricket and rugby clubs with active junior sections maintain a strong presence too.
Golfing fanatics will be thrilled to hear that Kilton Forest Golf Club is a stone’s throw from The Edge, and other courses are also close to home, including the renowned Lindrick Golf Club, a regional qualifying venue for The Open Championship.
The scenic Rother Valley Country Park provides an exciting host of water sports facilities, such as water zorbing, pedal and rowing boats. For the keen angler, there is fishing at local lakes, on the River Ryton and the Chesterfield Canal, which is also populated by narrowboats and served by a marina at nearby Shireoaks.
A market town since 1296, Worksop holds an open air market on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, while its thriving centre boasts a variety of local pubs, restaurants, cafes, and supermarkets. Meanwhile, the popular Meadowhall Shopping Centre, Sheffield, which features an array of designer and high-street stores, is within a 30-minute drive. Worksop also has attractions in the form of the Harley Gallery and Mr Straw’s House, while movie and theatregoers are bound to fall in love with the Savoy Cinema and Acorn Theatre.
People of all ages are catered for by doctors and dental surgeries, and the Bassetlaw Hospital is also close to home being ¾ mile from the Edge. Worksop has a plethora of excellent educational establishments, from nurseries right through to colleges to suit all ages and abilities.
With all this available, life at The Edge is characterised by luxury and ease of access, in a setting that is in equal parts beautiful and stylish.