GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Grassmoor Country Park

1 miles (2 km)

Enjoy meadows and lagoons in this pretty country park near Chesterfield. The park is a haven for wildlife - look out for water voles, grass snakes and butterflies. Grassmoor is the start of the Five Pits Trail so there is scope for continuing your walk or cycle.
If you follow the trail east you will soon come to Williamthorpe Ponds Nature Reserve. It makes a nice extension to your outing with ponds, reed beds, maturing woodlandand lots more wildlife to see.

Postcode

S42 5DA - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Grassmoor Country Park OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Grassmoor Country Park Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Pubs/Cafes

Refreshments are available in the car park at weekends and bank holidays. You could also head into Grassmoor village and visit the Sportsman Inn. You can find them just to the south east of the park at postcode S42 5EJ.

Dog Walking

The park is popular with dog walkers with lots of nice trails to explore.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

To continue your walking in the area head into Chesterfield where you can enjoy some waterside walking along the Chesterfield Canal. Also nearby are the Linacre Reservoirs where there's lakeside trails around the three attractive reservoirs.
To the south east there's the popular Ashover Rock Walk which climbs to a fine viewpoint above the settlement.
Just to the west there's the worthy village of Wingerworth where there are some more nice waterside trails along the Wingerworth Lido and the Great Pond of Stubbing.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Derbyshire Walks page.

Photos

Grassmoor Country Park - Fishing Lake - geograph.org.uk - 314546

Grassmoor Country Park

Grassmoor Country Park Pond and Birkin Lane - geograph.org.uk - 298584

Park Pond and Birkin Lane

Grassmoor Country Park View - geograph.org.uk - 837115

Footpath view towards the lake after leaving Birkin Lane car park.

Grassmoor Country Park View - geograph.org.uk - 836857

Looking across the fishing lake, the finishing touches are being made to a Regional Supply Depot, on the former NCB Training Centre Site.

Path in Grassmoor Country Park - geograph.org.uk - 4461379

Tree lined path in spring. Look out for birds including skylarks and meadow pipits

"The Sportsman Inn" in Grassmoor - geograph.org.uk - 4208779

"The Sportsman Inn" in Grassmoor

Junction on the Five Pits Trail - geograph.org.uk - 269828

Junction on the Five Pits Trail. Looking eastwards on the Five Pits Trail towards Wolfie Pond. The left hand path leads around the northern perimeter of Wolfie Pond and onto Williamthorpe Ponds. The right hand path leads down the western edge of Wolfie pond towards the road crossing at Highfields

Williamthorpe Ponds (middle pond) - geograph.org.uk - 2031697

Williamthorpe Ponds (middle pond). A short walk from the park.

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

Grassmoor Country Park.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)

Memory Map Route

Grassmoor Country Park.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)