Road Closure

To ensure the safety of all those taking part and watching the parade road closures are in place. North East Derbyshire District Council have allowed the closure of certain road through the village. 


Springfield Road will be closed from 12noon to allow for the assembly of the parade. 


The main road through Barlow from Springfield Road to the Peacock will be closed from

1.45pm - 3.30pm. 


Please help us deliver a safe Carnival for all by respecting the road closures and our volunteers who give up their time to marshal the parade. We are on the look out for more volunteers, if you can help please contact


We know not everyone is coming to the Carnival and in order to reduce the inconvenience to other road users, a diversion route will be put in place around the village. The diversion route is from Four Lane Ends at Cutthorpe through to the junction of Far Lane and Bradley Lane. Whilst the route is signposted and marshals on hand at the beginning and end of the diversion, we hope the directions below are of some assistance. 

Diversion - From Chesterfield

The directions below are to be used for people heading from Chesterfield towards Millthorpe and Holmesfield. 

  • At the Four Lane Ends junction turn left onto the Cutthorpe Road (B6050) carry on this road for 2.6 miles passing The 3 Merry Lads Pub, Cutthorpe School and Linacre Reservoirs.
  • Turn right onto Spitewinter Lane and carry on for approximately 0.5 miles.
  •  Turn right onto Buckleather Lane and follow this road for 0.3 miles.
  • Turn right onto Far Lane and carry along this road for approximately 2 miles. 
  • Upon reaching the end of Far Lane turn left onto Bradley Lane (B6051) and carry on towards Millthorpe/ Holmesfield. 

Diversion - From Millthorpe

The directions below are to be used for people heading from Millthorpe/Holmesfield towards Chesterfield.

  • Before entering the village leave Bradley Lane (B6051) and turn right onto Far Lane, carry on for approximately 2 miles. 
  • Turn left on Buckleather Lane and carry straight on for 0.3 miles. 
  • Turn left on to Spitewinter Lane and follow this road for approximately 0.5miles. 
  • At the end of the lane turn left on Cutthorpe Road and carry on for 2.6miles passing  Linacre Reservoirs, Cutthorpe School and The 3 Merry Lads pub. 
  • At the end of the road turn right to pick up Newbold Road (B6051) towards Chesterfield.