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Shipley Country Park

Address : Slack Lane
Town/City : Heanor
County : Derbyshire
Country : England
Post code : DE75 7GX
Phone : 01773 719961
Web Site :  www.derbyshire.gov.uk

Located near to Heanor, Shipley Country Park offers over 700 acres of attractive landscape with leafy pathways, tranquil lakes, large woodlands and wildlife meadows.



You can walk or ride on 18 miles of footpaths and bridleways through the park. Whatever the season, there is always lots to see and do in the park such as bird watching, angling, walking, cycling, horse-riding, kite flying, jogging, wayfaring, photography,
picnicking and exploring the park.

Shipley Country Park achieved Green Flag Award status in July 2008. The Green Flag Award is the national standard for parks and green spaces in England and Wales. A wide range of events take place including bird box building, guided nature and heritage walks,
children's nature trails, arty activities, map
reading courses and much more. The annual Autumn Footprints - Amber Valley & Erewash Walking Festival takes place in September and includes guided walks and walk related events throughout the park.

The Shipley estate was developed during the 18th century as a country estate and coal mining area by the influential Miller Mundy family. Following the restoration of the old coal mines and opencast quarries, the area was opened as a country park in 1976 by Derbyshire County Council and is now well established as a green space for all to enjoy. Entry to Shipley Country Park is free of charge. Parking 1.00.

Open all year.

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Featured Attraction

erewash museum

Erewash Museum is our very own local and social history museum located on High Street, Ilkeston; with exhibitions and displays reflecting the history of the Erewash Borough.

Home for the Museum is a late Georgian house with Victorian extensions. It was both a family home and school accommodation before becoming a museum in the 1980's.

Many original features remain and visitors can enjoy the garden with unrivalled views across the Erewash Valley.

We are open Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 10am 4pm (last entry at 3.30pm). During school holidays, with the exception of Christmas and bank holiday Mondays, we are open Monday Saturday 10am 4pm.

New tea room open 11am to 3pm

Admission to the museum is free.