Walk This May! - Derby Days Out Blog
Date
3rd May 2017

Did you know that May is National Walking Month? Now, we don't know about you but if we tell our little one that we are 'going for a walk' we are met with groans, moans, huffs, puffs and grumbles. From a child's point of view, going for a walk is "BORRRRING!!" However, that's not always the case and we have found these fantastic, fun, family friendly ways to get out for a walk. Hope it helps! 


TREASURE TRAILS

Treasure Trails have 29 fun family friendly trails to choose from in Derbyshire, and hundreds more across the UK. 

A Treasure Trail is an imaginative way to explore towns, cities & villages across the UK with a self-guided themed walk. An easy to follow route will enable you to crack the clues whilst taking in some of the most fascinating sights along the way.

Priced at just £6.99 (plus any P&P), you only need one Trail booklet per family/group of up to 4-5 people.

More information: www.treasuretrails.co.uk/things-to-do/derbyshire or click on your chosen location below: 

AshbourneAshford in the WaterBakewellBaslowBelperBugsworth Canal BasinBuxtonCarsington WaterCastletonChesterfield - Crooked SpireCromfordDerby - Friar GateDerby City CentreDuffieldEyamGlossopHartingtonHayfieldMatlockMatlock BathMelbourneNational ForestNethersealReptonShardlowSwadlincoteTideswellWhaley BridgeWirksworth


TEDDY WALKS

Follow Bertie the Bear on his adventures around South Derbyshire with 9 Family Friendly Trails for you to download and enjoy.

Click the links below for more information and trail downloads.

Eureka Park

Hilton Gravel Pits

Rosliston Forestry Centre

Elvaston Castle

Swadlincote Woodlands

Aston on Trent

Goseley Community Centre

Stenson Fields

Maurice Lea Memorial Park

Or see the Healthier South Derbyshire website


NATIONAL TRUST

We are very lucky to have 12 National Trust sites here in Derbyshire. Here they are in alphabetical order:


Calke Abbey

The un-stately home and country estate

Ticknall, Derby, Derbyshire, DE73 7LE

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/calke-abbey


Duffield Castle

The remains of one of England's largest 13th-century castles.

Milford Road, Duffield, Derbyshire, DE56 4DW

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/duffield-castle


Eyam Hall and Craft Centre

The remarkable story of an enduring spirit.

Main Street, Eyam, Derbyshire, S32 5QW

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/eyam-hall-and-craft-centre


Hardwick

An Elizabethan masterpiece.

Doe Lea, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S44 5QJ

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/hardwick-hall


Hardwick Estate: Stainsby Mill

A wonderful world of wheels and water.

Doe Lea, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S44 5RW

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/hardwick-estate-stainsby-mill


Ilam Park, Dovedale and the White Peak

White Peak Estate, including Ilam Park, Dovedale and Hamps and Manifold Valleys.

Ilam, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 2AZ

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ilam-park-dovedale-and-the-white-peak


Kedleston Hall

Spectacular 18th-century mansion with Adam interiors and parkland.

near Quarndon, Derby, Derbyshire, DE22 5JH

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/kedleston-hall


Kinder, Edale and the Dark Peak

Heather-clad moors of Kinder to the gritstone tors of Derwent Edge.

near Hope Valley, Derbyshire, S33 8WA for Mam Nick car park

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/kinder-edale-and-the-dark-peak


Longshaw, Burbage and the Eastern Moors

Excellent walking country with ancient woods and tumbling streams.

Longshaw, near Sheffield, Derbyshire

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/longshaw-burbage-and-the-eastern-moors


Sudbury Hall and the National Trust Museum of Childhood

Late 17th-century house with lavish interiors and the Museum of Childhood.

Main Road, Sudbury, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 5HT

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/sudbury-hall


The Old Manor

A Low, stone-built medieval hall, set in the picturesque countryside of Derbyshire.

Norbury, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 2ED

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/the-old-manor


Winster Market House

The first property to be acquired by the National Trust in the Peak District

Winster Market House, Main Street, Winster, Derbyshire, DE4 2DJ

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/winster-market-house


Derby Parks

ALLESTREE PARK

Main Avenue, Allestree, Derby DE22 2EU


ALVASTON PARK

Meadow Lane (Off London Road) Alvaston, Derby DE24 8QQ


ARBORETUM PARK

Derby Arboretum, Derby DE23 8FR


ASHBOURNE RECREATION GROUND

Cokayne Avenue, Matlock DE4 3NN


BAKEWELL RECREATION GROUND

Matlock St, Bakewell DE45 1BH


CARSINGTON WATER

Carsington Water, Big Lane, Ashbourne DE6 1ST


CHADDESDEN PARK

Chaddesden Lane, Derby DE21 6LN


CLIFFE PARK

Callywhite Lane, Dronfield S18 2XP


COTMANHAY PLAYING FIELDS

Brimington Close, Ilkeston DE7 8BP


CROSSLEY PARK

School Lane, Ripley, Derbyshire DE5 3GT


DARLEY PARK

off Duffield Road A6 (opposite the Broadway Pub) DE22 1EN


DERBY ARBORETUM

Rosehill Street, Derby DE23 8FZ


DERWENT GARDENS

Matlock Bath, Matlock DE4 3NS


ELVASTON CASTLE

Borrowash Rd, Derby, Derbyshire DE72 3EP


FOREMARK RESERVOIR

Milton, Derbyshire, DE65 6EG


GALLOWS INN PLAYING FIELDS

Nottingham Road, Ilkeston, Derbyshire DE7 5BB


GORDON STREET PLAYING FIELDS

Gordon Street, Ilkeston DE7 5LQ


HALL LEYS PARK

Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 3AP


HIGH TOR & PIC TOR

High Tor, Matlock DE4 3NW


ILAM PARK, DOVEDALE AND THE WHITE PEAK

Ilam, Ashbourne, DE6 2AZ


KIRK HALLAM PLAYING FIELDS

St Norberts Drive, Ilkeston, Derbyshire DE7 4EF


MANOR PARK

Manor Park Road, Glossop, Derbyshire, SK13 7SH


MARKEATON PARK

Markeaton Lane, Markeaton, Derby DE22 4NH


MANNERS PLAYING FIELDS

Summerfields Way, Ilkeston, Derbyshire DE7 9HE


OSMASTON PARK

Osmaston Park, Moor Lane, Derby DE24 9HY


QUEENS PARK

Off Boythorpe Road, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S40 2ND


RUTLAND RECREATION GROUND

West End Drive, Ilkeston DE7 5GH


SAWLEY PARK

Sawley Road, Draycott, Derby DE72 3QE


SHIPLEY PARK

Slack Lane, Heanor DE75 7GX


SINFIN MOOR PARK

Sinfin Moor Park, Sinfin Lane, Derby DE24 9PL


SUNNYDALE PARK

Derby DE23 1WD


THE PAVILION GARDENS

St. John's Road, Buxton, Derbyshire SK17 6BE


VICTORIA PARK

Manners Road, Ilkeston, Derbyshire DE7 8AT


WEST PARK

Wilsthorpe Road, Long Eaton, Derbyshire NG10 4AA

Have we missed a park off our list? Let us know and we will add it on! Email ReportIt@DerbyDaysOut.co.uk


Geocaching

We loved this when we discovered it last year and we will likely do it again as the warmer weather approaches! 

What is Geocaching? 

The video below explains it better than we can! But what we can tell you is that it's free (some caches are 'premium' paid for but lots are free) and great family fun for everyone. There are over 5750 geocaches to find in Derby, some are in places that you may visit frequently but never knew were there! 

Download the app and 'join the world's largest treasure hunt!'

More information: www.geocaching.com


We hope this helps make your family walks a little more exciting! Please feel free to let us know how you get on, you can keep in touch with us via social media we are on Twitter, Facebook and instagram as @DerbyDaysOut or email us; AyUpMeDuck@DerbyDaysOut.co.uk. 

From The DerbyDaysOut Family x


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