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, booking essential - 01629 533 991


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:

01629 533991




Free entry. Car parking charges apply.


Grounds are open all year, 24 hours a day.


Visitor centre and shop are open:

  • April to October: 9.30am to 4.30pm including weekends and bank holidays.
  • November to March: 10am to 4pm including weekends and bank holidays.


Ramblers Coffee Shop:

Monday to Friday from 10am to 3:30pm

Weekends from 9:30am to 4:30pm


Derby Lodge Tea Rooms:

Derby Lodge Tea Rooms are operating a takeaway service from 9:30am to 3pm on Thursdays and Fridays, and from 9:30am to 3.30pm on Saturdays and Sundays.