AboutThese 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.
Take a trip on the longest navigable stretch of river in Derbyshire. The Derwent here is at its most tranquil and you may see all manner of birdlife including swans, Herons, Canada Geese and a variety of Ducks and Moorhens. .
- Public toilets
- Children welcome
- On-site light refreshments
- Picnic site
- Parking with charge
- Disabled access
- Disabled toilets
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Map & Directions
Off the A6 Matlock Road at Belper adjacent to the East Mill. The railway station is in the town centre.
Accessible by Public Transport: Belper station is 0 miles away.