Shipley Country Park

Located near to Heanor, Shipley Country Park offers 700 acres of attractive and varied landscape with leafy pathways, reservoirs, 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 from walking, cycling, horse-riding, bird-watching, angling, picnicking, kite flying, jogging, wayfaring, photography, exploring the park and much more.  The park offers a Tramper hire service for disabled visitors, subject to prior registration.


The park has earned the Green Flag Award for its quality greenspace provision, every year since 2008.  The Green Flag Award is the national standard for parks and green spaces in England and Wales.  In 2011 the park also achieved Country Park Accreditation from Natural England for its facilities and services.


The Visitor Centre is a good place to start your visit.  It has a range of facilities on offer to enable you to enjoy your visit to the full.  The park includes a wildlife garden, toddlers play area, adventure play area, and cafe.


Shipley Country Park, Slack Lane, Heanor, Derbyshire. DE75 7GX

Telephone  Enquiries and bookings:

01773 719961




Free entry. Car parking charges apply.


Grounds are open all year, 24 hours a day. Visitor centre and shop are open 1 April - 31 Oct Mon - Fri 11.00am - 4.30pm. Sat & Sun & bank holidays 10.00am - 6.00pm.

1 November - 31 March Mon - Fri 11.00am - 4.00pm. Sat & Sun & bank holidays 10.00am - 4.30pm.