GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Ilkeston Walk

7 miles (11 km)

A walk from the Derbyshire town of Ilkeston visiting the nearby Shipley Country Park.
The walk starts near the town centre where you can pick up the Centenary Way. Follow the waymarked trail west and it will link with the Nutbrook Trail. This shared cycling and walking trail runs along a dismantled railway line between Long Eaton to Heanor.
Follow the path north and it will take you along the brook to Shipley Park. Here you'll find 700 acres of parkland with lakes a visitor centre, play areas, and a wildlife garden.
After exploring the park the route then returns to Ilkeston on similar paths.

Ilkeston OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Ilkeston Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Ilkeston

  • Shipley Country Park - This large country park near Ilkeston boasts 700 acres of attractive and varied landscape
  • Mapperley Reservoir - Enjoy a short walk around this pretty reservoir in Shipley Country Park, near Ilkeston
  • Nutbrook Trail - This easy cycling and walking trail runs from Long Eaton to Heanor along the Erewash Canal and a dismantled railway line
  • Centenary Way - Follow the Centenary Way from Ilkeston to Ashbourne on this 25 mile walk through the Derbyshire countryside
  • Erewash Canal - Follow the Erewash canal through south Derbyshire on this waterside cycling and walking route
  • Bennerley Viaduct - This circular walk visit the Bennerley Viaduct, a now disused railwayviaductspanning theErewash ValleybetweenAwsworthandIlkeston

At Shipley Park you'll come very close to Mapperley Reservoir which is worth a small detour from the route if you have time.
The Erewash Canal also runs through the area. You can pick up the towpath and enjoy an easy walk or cycle along this pretty waterway. Here you can visit the impressive Bennerley Viaduct.

Photos

Factory Building, Ilkeston - geograph.org.uk - 1009961

Factory Building, Ilkeston

Osbornes Pond, Shipley Park (geograph 5469049)

Osborne's Pond, Shipley Park. Originally a feeder reservoir to the Nutbrook Canal which served the Shipley Hall collieries. Now part of Shipley Country Park.

Japanese maple, Shipley Country Park - geograph.org.uk - 277781

Japanese maple, Shipley Country Park. A beautiful little maple providing a splash of colour amongst the oaks, beeches and sycamores on Shipley Hill.

Chaucer Old Park, Ilkeston - geograph.org.uk - 14817

Chaucer Old Park, Ilkeston. The Council insist on calling the area Chaucer Old Park but local people still call it 'Illy 'Oleys which is the name derived from the hills and holes created by mineral extraction many years ago.

GPS Files

GPX File

Ilkeston.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Share>Save to Files')

Memory Map Route

Ilkeston.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Share>Save to Files)