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The River Gardens

The River Gardens



01773 570222


Matlock Road,
DE56 1BE

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These unique riverside gardens have been offering visitors a tranquil setting to view the River Derwent for over 100 years. Located within the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage site adjacent to Strutt's historic North Mill the riverside promenade allows flat easy access to the gardens and riverside.
The beautiful gardens include shrubberies and colourful flowerbeds together with a central bandstand. A new featured play area offers children play facilities inspired by the history of Belper and the cotton mill industry of the world heritage site.

Rowing boats may be hired in the summer to take a trip along nearly three miles of the river and catch sight of a variety of bird life. Throughout the summer months there are band concerts, outdoor theatre and other special events in the grounds.

Disabled accessDisabled toiletsOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toilets

Children welcome

Opening Details

Open all the time


Free entry



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Map reference: SK 346480  Lat: 53.02818 Long: -1.48554

Off the A6 Matlock Road at Belper adjacent to the East Mill. The railway station is in the town centre.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Belper station


  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome