Walks in Derby's Parks and Green Spaces

Walks in Derby's Parks and Green Spaces

524195c04cd3e3c6b67b82231f047118.jpgDerby has many fine parks and gardens for public use, meaning there are lots of spaces to discover. There are over 375 parks and open spaces covering 13% of Derby City – a total of 900 hectares, or 2200 football pitches.

Helpful information staff and rangers are on hand all year round at the visitor centres, and a range of literature is on offer, such as:

  • maps

  • trail leaflets

  • walk guides

  • site information and much more

Here are some of the top green spots in Derbyshire:

  • Elvaston Castle Country Park and information centre

    Near to Derby and Nottingham, Elvaston Castle Country Park has approximately 321 acres of open parkland, woodland and more formal historical gardens.

  • Grassmoor Country Park

    Grassmoor Country Park sits at the northern end of the Five Pits Trail. It is a lovely spot for strolling or picnicking among large open meadows all year round.

  • High Peak Junction Visitor Centre

    Nestled in the Derwent Valley, High Peak Junction was the hub of transport activity and is now a true haven of heritage and wildlife.

  • Middleton Top Countryside Centre

    Middleton Top is situated on the High Peak Trail, Middleton by Wirksworth. It has a shop, cycle hire centre, car park, toilets and picnic area.

  • Pleasley Pit Country Park and Local Nature Reserve (LNR)

    Pleasley Pit Country Park is a reclaimed colliery site and local nature reserve. It’s a great place to see many different birds, wildflowers and insects.

  • Poulter Country Park

    Visitors to Poulter Country Park can 524195c04cd3e3c6b67b82231f047118.jpgenjoy walking on well surfaced limestone paths that 1aacb2f1fd2251188d61dc539dedd4f2.jpgmeander through maturing plantations and wildflower meadows.

  • Shipley Country Park and visitor centre

    Shipley Country Park is located near Derby and Nottingham and offers 700 acres of attractive and varied landscape.

  • Tapton Lock

    Come and visit us at the only visitor centre on the Chesterfield Canal, a countryside oasis close to the centre of Chesterfield.

In addition to the larger parks and open spaces, locations of local parks and green spaces can be found at www.inderby.org.uk/parks/derbys-parks-and-open-spaces/other-parks/

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