Shipley Country Park
Shipley Country Park and Visitor Centre offers a great day out, with superb play areas, an outdoor gym and a host of seasonal events, self-guided trails and specialist workshops to enjoy.
One of the Region’s finest, Shipley Country Park and Visitor Centre offers a great day out, with superb play areas, an outdoor gym and a host of seasonal events, self-guided trails and specialist workshops to enjoy. Day fishing is available from the bankside and there are 20 miles of quiet paths and bridleways to discover. The Nutbrook Trail is a traffic free route running through the park, from Heanor to Long Eaton, ideal for both walking and cycling. There’s an extensive network of wayfaring points around the park and a range of facilities for horse riders.
Set in 700 acres of rolling hills, wildflower meadows and tranquil lakes teeming with wildlife. The Shipley Estate was an ancient manor mentioned in the Domesday Book (1086), when it was recorded as belonging to Gilbert of Ghent, the nephew of William the Conqueror. Then in the 18th century, developed as a country estate and coal mining area by the influential Miller Mundy family.
The Visitor Centre with Arts and Crafts Shop is a great place to start your visit, with a wonderful selection of unique cards, prints, handcrafted gifts and quality homewares. For tasty treats and homemade snacks head to the Ramblers Coffee Shop in the Visitor Centre or discover Derby Lodge Tearoom a little further afield.
Tramper mobility scooters are popular and available to hire from the Visitor Centre, offering freedom for those with more limited mobility. With all that's on offer, and 1,000 years of history, we’re sure that you’ll enjoy your visit.
Shipley Country Park hosts the annual Shipley Park Food Festival. The "Shipley Country Park Food Festival" allows visitors to enjoy the wide range of food and drink on offer.
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- On-site catering
- On-site light refreshments
- Picnic site
- Baby Changing Facilities
- Children welcome
- Coach parking
- Facilities for educational visits
- Facilities for groups
- Parking with charge
- Dogs Accepted
- Gift shop
- Public toilets
- Accepts groups
- Coach parties accepted
How To Find Us
William Gregg Leisure Centre
Leisure facilities including a 25-metre swimming pool.
Shipley Visitor Centre
Shipley Country Park Visitor Centre and Gift Shop. Themed static displays and exhibitions.
The Bottle Kiln
The Bottle Kiln stocks a beautiful array of gifts and homewares, and has a fabulous café serving home cooked food.
Straws Bridge Nature Reserve
Known locally as `Swan Lake` this is a beautiful place to walk, bird watch and enjoy the views. There are plenty of different paths to take to vary…
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