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Shipley Country Park

Type:Country Park

Slack Lane
Nr Heanor
Derbyshire
DE75 7GX
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Shipley Country Park

About

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.

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Guide Prices

Free entry, but parking charges apply

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Disabled access - Tramper mobility scooter hire
  • Disabled toilets

Catering

  • On-site catering
  • On-site light refreshments
  • Picnic site

Children

  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome

Groups

  • Coach parking
  • Education/study area
  • Facilities for educational visits
  • Facilities for groups

Parking

  • Parking with charge - Two main pay and display car parks. Charges apply 8am to 8pm April to October; 9am to 5pm November to March.

Property Facilities

  • Dogs Accepted
  • Gift shop
  • Public toilets

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups - Families and individuals Coach parties accepted Children welcome
  • Coach parties accepted

Opening Times

* There are two main pay and display car park. Charges apply 8am to 8pm April to October; 9am to 5pm November to March.
The Visitor Centre is open 9.30am to 4.30pm April to October; 10.00am to 4.00pm November to March (excluding Christmas Day)

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Map & Directions

Road Directions

Signposted from A608 and from M1 junction 26. The Park is off Slack Lane, Heanor it is best approached from the A608 between Heanor and Smalley.The nearest railway station is Langley Mill, which is 3 miles away.

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