The Grassmoor Lagoons project, completed in 2019, has reclaimed the former Grassmoor Colliery spoil tips. The area is now a wildlife haven.
There is a free car park off Birkin Lane, between Temple Normanton and Grassmoor village (Ordnance Survey grid ref SK412 672). Horse box parking is also available.
You can buy refreshments in the car park at weekends and bank holidays.
Much of the country park is on level ground with surfaced tracks for easier access. Grassmoor is a good starting point for walkers, horse riders and cyclists to explore further along the trail.
What you might see
The park is a haven for a wide variety of wildlife:
- look for the elusive water voles around the ponds and listen for the 'plop' as it drops into the water
- you might see harmless grass snakes basking in the sun or swimming in the ponds
- the meadows are great for butterflies and you might see a Six Spot Burnet Moth, one of many that flies in the day
- look above the meadows and see if you can hear skylarks and meadow pipits
- if you are lucky you may also see a Kestrel hovering in the air searching for voles or field mice below
The illustrated map attached to this page will help you find your way around the country park.
Fishing is allowed on the large pond and this is managed by Williamthorpe Angling Club. The pond is available for fishing all year round. Day tickets (£5) are available from the bailiffs.
For membership information please contact:
The Secretary John Lewis, Seanor Lane, Lower Pilsley, Chesterfield. S45 8DQ