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Wayfaring at Shipley Country Park

There is an extensive network of wayfaring points around the park.

A wayfaring pack (blank colour map, copy of master map, and a wayfaring leaflet) is available from the visitor centre for a small charge.

Family group wayfaring

The wayfaring leaflet attached to this page explains all about how to get started.

Wayfaring is similar to orienteering, except the posts are permanent. It is really an exploration with a difference. Instead of following a marked path or using a self-guided trail, you decide on your route (or use a pre-set route) to find a number of control points with the help of a map.

You may use the search for controls as added interest on a gentle walk round the park, as a treasure hunt for the family, or to liven up a jogging session.

Most of the controls are accessible for people with additional needs, including wheelchair users.


Group notes are available for those wishing to organise their own event. These are free and attached to this page.

Laminated wayfaring maps of pre-set routes or for score events are available for free loan to educational groups.

The wayfaring course is very popular with schools and other groups. Please contact a ranger if you would like to make a booking.

For further information please contact the visitor centre email: or tel: 01629 533991.

A wayfaring information sheet and notes for groups are attached to this page.

If you require these documents in another format please contact Call Derbyshire tel: 01629 533190.