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 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:
Ashbourne, Ashford in the Water, Bakewell, Baslow, Belper, Bugsworth Canal Basin, Buxton, Carsington Water, Castleton, Chesterfield - Crooked Spire, Cromford, Derby - Friar Gate, Derby City Centre, Duffield, Eyam, Glossop, Hartington, Hayfield, Matlock, Matlock Bath, Melbourne, National Forest, Netherseal, Repton, Shardlow, Swadlincote, Tideswell, Whaley Bridge, Wirksworth
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.
Or see the Healthier South Derbyshire website
We are very lucky to have 12 National Trust sites here in Derbyshire. Here they are in alphabetical order:
The un-stately home and country estate
Ticknall, Derby, Derbyshire, DE73 7LE
The remains of one of England's largest 13th-century castles.
Milford Road, Duffield, Derbyshire, DE56 4DW
Eyam Hall and Craft Centre
The remarkable story of an enduring spirit.
Main Street, Eyam, Derbyshire, S32 5QW
An Elizabethan masterpiece.
Doe Lea, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S44 5QJ
Hardwick Estate: Stainsby Mill
A wonderful world of wheels and water.
Doe Lea, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S44 5RW
Ilam Park, Dovedale and the White Peak
White Peak Estate, including Ilam Park, Dovedale and Hamps and Manifold Valleys.
Ilam, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 2AZ
Spectacular 18th-century mansion with Adam interiors and parkland.
near Quarndon, Derby, Derbyshire, DE22 5JH
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
Longshaw, Burbage and the Eastern Moors
Excellent walking country with ancient woods and tumbling streams.
Longshaw, near Sheffield, Derbyshire
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
The Old Manor
A Low, stone-built medieval hall, set in the picturesque countryside of Derbyshire.
Norbury, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 2ED
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
Main Avenue, Allestree, Derby DE22 2EU
Meadow Lane (Off London Road) Alvaston, Derby DE24 8QQ
Derby Arboretum, Derby DE23 8FR
ASHBOURNE RECREATION GROUND
Cokayne Avenue, Matlock DE4 3NN
BAKEWELL RECREATION GROUND
Matlock St, Bakewell DE45 1BH
Carsington Water, Big Lane, Ashbourne DE6 1ST
Chaddesden Lane, Derby DE21 6LN
Callywhite Lane, Dronfield S18 2XP
COTMANHAY PLAYING FIELDS
Brimington Close, Ilkeston DE7 8BP
School Lane, Ripley, Derbyshire DE5 3GT
off Duffield Road A6 (opposite the Broadway Pub) DE22 1EN
Rosehill Street, Derby DE23 8FZ
Matlock Bath, Matlock DE4 3NS
Borrowash Rd, Derby, Derbyshire DE72 3EP
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 Road, Glossop, Derbyshire, SK13 7SH
Markeaton Lane, Markeaton, Derby DE22 4NH
MANNERS PLAYING FIELDS
Summerfields Way, Ilkeston, Derbyshire DE7 9HE
Osmaston Park, Moor Lane, Derby DE24 9HY
Off Boythorpe Road, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S40 2ND
RUTLAND RECREATION GROUND
West End Drive, Ilkeston DE7 5GH
Sawley Road, Draycott, Derby DE72 3QE
Slack Lane, Heanor DE75 7GX
SINFIN MOOR PARK
Sinfin Moor Park, Sinfin Lane, Derby DE24 9PL
Derby DE23 1WD
THE PAVILION GARDENS
St. John's Road, Buxton, Derbyshire SK17 6BE
Manners Road, Ilkeston, Derbyshire DE7 8AT
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
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