Saturday 14 September

Launch and Guided Walk


Length & Grading: 3 miles, Easy.


Come to the launch of this excellent Walking Festival with 42 walks in 16 days. There is a guided walk after the launch which starts at 10.30am outside the Visitor Centre. This 3 mile circular walk will include information about the wildlife and history of the park. (1-5 stiles).


Starting Point: Shipley Country Park Visitor Centre, Slack Lane, Heanor DE75 7GX. Grid Ref: SK 431 452.


Start Time: 10am launch, 10.30am walk. Finish: 1pm.


Booking: Booking is recommended for all the walks and essential for some. We cannot guarantee being able to take you if you do not book in advance.


Parking Fee
Accessible by bus
Children Welcome
Toilet en route
Dogs Allowed
Shipley Visitor Centre

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Call 01629 533991

Nordic Walking Taster Session


Length & Grading: 1 mile, Easy.


Discover the benefits of using Nordic Walking Poles. During this session you'll get the chance to have a go at learning the original technique from one of the UK's most experienced instructors. (No stiles).


Starting Point: Shipley Country Park Visitor Centre, Slack Lane, Heanor DE75 7GX. Grid Ref: SK 431 452. Meet in the first large car park on the left as you drive into the park along Slack Lane.


Start Time: 11.30am. Finish: 12.30pm.


Booking: BOOKING ESSENTIAL. Call Catherine on 07940 575758, just tell her your height and she will provide the walking poles.


Parking Fee
Accessible by bus
Toilet en route
No Dogs Allowed
Nordic Walk

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Call 07940 575758

St Chad's Water Wildlife and History


Length & Grading: 2 miles, Easy.


Join Long Eaton Natural History Society for a gentle stroll around St Chad's Water taking in the wildlife and history to be found there. This will be followed by a visit to the historic church. (No stiles).


Starting Point: St Chad's Water Local Nature Reserve, car park opposite the church, Wilne Road, Church Wilne, Draycott DE72 3QH. Grid Ref: SK 448 318.


Start Time: 2pm. Finish: 3.30pm.


Booking: Booking is recommended for all the walks and essential for some. We cannot guarantee being able to take you if you do not book in advance.


Free Parking
Dogs Allowed
Pushchair Access
Children Welcome

Book Now
Call 01629 533991