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Derbyshire Summer Market at Melbourne Hall

Derbyshire Summer Market at Melbourne Hall

Welcome to the Summer market being held in the stunning gardens of Melbourne Hall in South Derbyshire. Established in 2010, the Markets are a celebration of fabulous small businesses, with each event held within a stunning venue. A date in the diary for friends and family to gather, browse unique stallholders, support small businesses, enjoy

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NGS Open Garden – 8 Curzon Lane, Alvaston

NGS Open Garden – 8 Curzon Lane, Alvaston

A mature, secluded garden, developed mostly over the last 30 years and abundant with wildlife (frogs, toads, newts, dragonflies, birds, etc ).  The garden cannot be seen from the road, and upon entering it’s hard to believe it is in a built up area just yards from the busy A6 road. There are lawns surrounded

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Eureka Park

Eureka Park

A green oasis dating from the 1920s, Eureka Park is named after a coal seam which runs beneath it. Today the rolling green parkland is a beautiful place to spend time listening to the birds and water flowing along the stream.  And don’t miss the stunning cherry blossom which covers the trees in Spring. Local

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Drakelow Nature Reserve

Drakelow Nature Reserve

Drakelow Nature Reserve consists of old gravel pits and riverside meadow in the floodplain of the River Trent, lying on a natural meander on the south side of the river just upstream of Burton-upon-Trent. The location has made it an extremely important flyway for birds for many years and now forms a significant link in

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Willington Wetlands

Willington Wetlands

This former sand & gravel quarry in the Trent Valley provides a haven for wildlife and teems with bird life all year round, from ducks in Winter to sand martins and common terns in Summer. Dragonflies and damselflies are plentiful here too.  There are lots of viewing platforms and a feeding station. The flooded gravel

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Staunton Harold Reservoir

Staunton Harold Reservoir

Whether you enjoy walking, bird watching, fishing or sailing, Staunton Harold Reservoir is the perfect place to enjoy them all. There is some stunning countryside and nature to explore and at the end of your day, the National Trust cafe offers a wide range of delicious homemade food. Bring a picnic and settle down at

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Derbyshire Wildlife Nature Reserve – Willington Wetlands

Derbyshire Wildlife Nature Reserve – Willington Wetlands

This former gravel pit in the Trent Valley is teeming with bird life all year round. The Reserve is particularly important for its wetland habitats, from open water to reed beds, while the shingle and grass islands provide a refuge for birds and are ideal for breeding waders. From ducks in Winter to curlew in

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Sealwood Cottage, Caravan and Campsite

Sealwood Cottage, Caravan and Campsite

Based in the heart of the National Forest in South Derbyshire, yet far enough off the beaten track for you to enjoy peace and quiet, the caravanning and camp site has wonderful views, plenty of space, electric hook up facilities, modern shower and toilet block and chickens so you can purchase your very fresh breakfast. This

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Foremark Reservoir Trails

Immerse yourself in the rolling South Derbyshire countryside, in the heart of the National Forest. Choose from four trails: Wren Trail (1.5 miles/2.5km), Woodland Trail (1.4 miles/2.25km), Badger Trail (3.25 miles/5.25km) and Butterfly Trail (0.75 mile/1.25km). Come and get active with plenty of way-marked trails to explore. Wander through the woodlands at Carvers Rocks Nature Reserve

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Mercia Marina – 3 Circular Walks

All walking routes start from the Marina: Route 1: Short circular 1.5 miles (30-40 minutes approx) Route 2: Findern circular 3 miles (45-60 minutes approx) Route 3: Willington circular 3.3 miles (1-1.5 hours approx) Route 1 takes you to the waterside – look for the wildlife pond that attracts water birds including mallards, coots and

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Swadlincote Woodlands – Access For All Trail

Enjoy safe easy access for all on this walk. Swadlincote Woodlands contains 33 hectares of parkland with a network of trails and a variety of habitats to enjoy. An informal woodland park restored to include a meadow, wetland areas and woodland. A variety of wildlife has resulted such as dragonflies, butterflies, wildflowers and invertebrates. There is also

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Calke Park Ancient Trees Walk

Discover some of the oldest trees in Europe as these ancient inhabitants of Calke parkland unfold to tell their stories. On this walk, you’ll learn about the trees’ place within the park and the creatures that live alongside them. Look out for fungi, toads, birds and insects in the woodland habitat. The route has stepped and

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