Elvaston Castle Country Park
Explore 321 acres of open parkland, woodland and formal
gardens on this cycle or walk near Derby. In the park you will find the 17th century Elvaston Castle surrounded by delightful gardens with stables, kennels, a walled garden, a home farm, several cottages, gatelodges, an ice house and a boathouse.
In the country park there are a number of footpaths and bridleways to follow while National Cycle Route 6 also runs through the park. There is also a Nature Reserve where you can follow a number of footpaths to reed bed areas, wildflower meadows, wet woodlands, a lake and islands.
The River Derwent runs very close to the park so you can follow the riverside path into Derby to extend your walk or cycle.
Also nearby is Kedleston Hall. This much larger park features grassy meadows, serpentine lakes, pleasure grounds, woodland and contoured hills.
Allestree Park is also well worth a visit for walkers. Covering 320 acres the park is the largest Local Nature Reserve in Derby.
The long distance Bonnie Prince Charlie Walk also runs through the area. Follow it into Derby and it will take you close to the historic Darley Abbey Park.
PostcodeDE72 3EN - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
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Elvaston Castle Country Park Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Elvaston Castle Country Park Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Elvaston Castle Country Park OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Elvaston Castle Country Park Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
There's a nice cafe and an ice cream van in the car park for refreshments.
The park is ideal for a dog walk. You will probably meet other owners on a fine day.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
Just to the south east there's some nice waterside trails around St Chad's Water and Church Wilne Reservoir. St Chad's includes a nice circular lakeside footpath with a wildflower meadow and the historic 13th century St Chad's Church.