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Ashover Rock, or 'The Fabrick' as it’s also known locally, is close to the village of Ashover. It sits on an area of heathland at 299m above sea level.
This popular walking and climbing area has attractive circuit walks through adjoining woods, provided in cooperation with the Forestry Commission.
Breadsall Cutting comprises a section of the former Great Northern Railway that has developed a rich flora and wildlife interest.
Cotmanhay linear park was created on the route of the former Great Northern railway. It's an urban green space, with a level surfaced path and street lighting.
This car park provides a good base to explore the local Public Rights of Way, including the Derwent Valley Heritage Way.
Doe Lea Local Nature Reserve (LNR) is a hidden gem, tucked away below the A617 at Bramley Vale. It’s a great place for watching wildlife, especially birds.
This old colliery site was reclaimed in the 1980s and now the Glapwell Countryside site is a place to enjoy nature, walking, cycling and horse riding.
Grin Low is a unique site which combines important landscape and wildlife features with an incredibly rich history.
Highoredish car park and picnic site offers stunning views over Ogston Reservoir. Circular walks are waymarked from the car park.
Make a date to see this magnificent steam beam engine in action. Leawood Pumphouse was built in 1849 to pump water from the River Derwent into Cromford Canal.
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