Shining Cliff Woods
Enjoy waymarked walking trails through this peaceful woodland near Ambergate. In the spring you'll find carpets of bluebells. Wildlife includes warblers, flycatchers and bramblings. The woods are near to the Derwent Valley Heritage Way, so you could pick this up and follow the River Derwent to continue your walk. Our Around Belper circular walk makes use of this trail to take in the river and the nearby Cromford Canal.
This is a walking route but the woods are also popular with mountain bike riders with a selection of trails to choose from. If you'd like to come by public transport then the train station at Ambergate is only about a mile south of the woods.
PostcodeDE56 2HG - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
Shining Cliff Woods Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Shining Cliff Woods Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Shining Cliff Woods OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Shining Cliff Woods Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
Head into nearby Ambergate and you could pay a visit to the Hurt Arms. The 19th century gastropub serves high quality food which you can enjoy in the lovely garden area. You can find them at postcode DE56 2EJ for your sat navs.
As you'd imagine the woodland trails are ideal for dog walking so you'll probably bump into other owners on a fine weekend day. Do be mindful that some of the tracks are used by mountain bikers though.