GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Elvaston Castle Country Park

2 miles (3 km)

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.


DE72 3EN - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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Elvaston Castle Country Park OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

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There's a nice cafe and an ice cream van in the car park for refreshments.

Dog Walking

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.


Paddocks in Elvaston Castle Park - - 1023451

Paddocks in Elvaston Castle Park

Elvaston Castle Gardens - - 468007

Elvaston Castle Gardens. Topiary and box hedges are prominent in the gardens that were originally laid out in the 1830s and 1840s. They have undergone much restoration since. The gardens occupy about 200 acres of Elvaston Country Park which in total covers some 390 acres.

Elvaston Castle - - 6308

Elvaston Castle and Country Park is situated about 4 miles to the south east of Derby. There are over 200 acres of parkland to walk around, the centre piece of which is this building built by James Wyatt which dates from the early 1800s and was designed on the earlier house dating from 1633.

In the nature reserve, Elvaston Castle country park - - 401310

The nature reserve is part of the grounds of Elvaston Castle Country park, and includes several pools and observation hides.

Elvaston Castle - - 467672

The house was formerly the home of the Earls of Harrington. Passing through the archway in this picture leads to the courtyard behind the house.

Elvaston Castle topiary - - 467683

The gardens at Elvaston Castle are well known for their box hedges and fine examples of topiary. The church tower belongs to St Bartholomew's Church which stands adjacent to the Gothic style house.

Boathouse, Elvaston Castle Lake - - 1704851

Boathouse, Elvaston Castle Lake

Stone circle in Elvaston Park - - 2688762

Stone circle near the lake.


GPS Files

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