Shipley Country Park

Park in Nottingham

Converted Water Tower In Shipley Country Park
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Shipley Country Park, situated near Heanor, presents an expansive and diverse landscape spanning 700 acres. Its charming features include leafy pathways, reservoirs, serene lakes, expansive woodlands, and vibrant wildlife meadows. Visitors can explore the park by traversing 18 miles of footpaths and bridleways, either on foot or by horseback.

Throughout the year, the park offers a plethora of activities and sights to enjoy. Whether it’s walking, cycling, horse-riding, bird-watching, angling, picnicking, kite flying, jogging, wayfaring, photography, or simply exploring the park, there is something for everyone. For disabled visitors, the park provides a Tramper hire service, although booking in advance is essential (contact 01629 533 991).

Recognized for its exceptional provision of greenspace, Shipley Country Park has received the prestigious Green Flag Award annually since 2008. This award signifies the national standard for parks and green spaces in England and Wales. Additionally, in 2011, the park obtained Country Park Accreditation from Natural England for its excellent facilities and services.

To commence your visit, the Visitor Centre serves as an ideal starting point. It offers a range of amenities to enhance your experience, including a wildlife garden, a play area for toddlers, an adventure play area, and a cafe where you can indulge in refreshments.

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Visiting Shipley Country Park


Free entry. Car parking charges apply.

Address: Shipley Country Park, Heanor, UK
Duration: 2 hours

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