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Shipley Country Park

Slack Lane Heanor, Heanor DE75 7GX, UK

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About Shipley Country Park

Shipley Country Park and Visitor Centre are set in 700 acres of rolling hills, wildflower meadows, and tranquil lakes teeming with wildlife. The Shipley Estate was an ancient manor mentioned in the Domesday Book.  it offers a great day out, with superb play areas, an outdoor gym and a host of seasonal events, self-guided trails, and specialist workshops to enjoy. Day fishing is available from the bankside and there are 20 miles of quiet paths and bridleways to discover.



Attractions near Shipley Country Park

The D.H. Lawrence Birthplace Museum3.82km from Shipley Country Park

The D.H. Lawrence Birthplace Museum is the childhood home to the author D.H. Lawrence. The Museum is located in the ex-mining town of Eastwood and surrounded by the lovely landscapes that influenced Lawrence’s life and books. There is a small exhibition of Lawrence’s early original watercolour paintings and a DVD room that starts the tour providing an introduction to his life in Eastwood and thereafter.

Codnor Castle4.79km from Shipley Country Park

Codnor Castle, located near the village of Codnor, between Ripley and Heanor, was home to the powerful de Grey family for centuries during the medieval period, but now is regarding as a 'Building at Risk' by Historic England. The castle is a stone keep and bailey fortress and was established by William Peverel. The present fragmentary remains represent a three-storey keep and a strong curtain wall and ditch, flanked by round towers.

Cat and Fiddle Lane4.93km from Shipley Country Park

The 7.5mile stretch of road between Macclesfield and Buxton, in the county of Cheshire, has been named the most dangerous road in Britain. Known locally as Cat and Fiddle, it should more fittingly be dubbed 'the widow-maker' because of its mounting death toll. It is famous for its scenic views across the Greater Manchester conurbation, the Peak District National Park and the Cheshire Plain, and for its many bends. It is extremely popular with motorcyclists and is often classed as the most danger

Nottingham Canal ( Disused )6.02km from Shipley Country Park

The Nottingham Canal is a canal in the English counties of Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire. As built, it comprised a 14.7-mile long main line between the River Trent just downstream of Trent Bridge in Nottingham and Langley Mill in Derbyshire. At the same time as the main line of the canal was built by its proprietors, the separate Trent Navigation Company built the Beeston Cut, from the main line at Lenton in Nottingham to rejoin the River Trent upstream of Nottingham, thus bypassing the difficu

Midland Railway - Butterley7.4km from Shipley Country Park

The Midland Railway was one of the most pre-eminent railway companies of its time.  The Midland Railway - Butterley has a unique collection of railway locomotives and rolling stock and both Princess Margaret Rose and the Duchess of Sutherland are at the Centre.  The railway is also home to the 2 ft narrow gauge Golden Valley Light Railway, which opened in 1991 and partially lies on the trackbed of a former plateway built by the Butterley Company in 1813 to connect its ironworks facilities in But

Felley Priory7.94km from Shipley Country Park

Felley Priory is situated in North Nottinghamshire, hidden just half a mile from the M1. You will find many rare and unusual plants, is one of Nottinghamshire’s best kept secrets – the house, its 2.5 acre garden, and Farmhouse Tea Room are nestled in beautiful rolling countryside. A domestic house, which still exists today, was built upon the former monastic site soon afterwards.

Where is Shipley Country Park

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Derbyshire is a county in the East Midlands of England. A substantial portion of the Peak District National Park lies within Derbyshire, containing the southern extremity of the Pennine range of hills which extend into the north of the county.