Tibshelf Ponds


Tibshelf Ponds, at the southern end of the Five Pits Trail, is a lovely place for short walks around the ponds, through the wildflower rich meadows and woodlands.

How to find us

Tibshelf Village is between junctions 28 and 29 of the M1. This countryside site is a short walk from Tibshelf Village on the Five Pits Trail. Join the trail where it crosses High Street (B6014) close to the Wheatsheaf Public House.


There is parking for cars off High Street in Tibshelf, Ordnance Survey grid ref SK 439 608. For information about horse box parking please contact Clay Cross Countryside Centre.

This is a great place for short walks and picnics or to begin exploring further afield. Tibshelf Ponds is at the centre of the Phoenix Greenways network, linking some of Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire's most beautiful landscapes. From here you can begin to discover trails and country parks on foot or on your bike. With a specially designed gallop and horse box parking, Tibshelf Ponds is also an ideal starting point for exploring on horse back.

What you might see

Managing the woodland and grasslands for wildlife means that there is something to see all year round.

In the meadows and along woodland paths you will find Bee Orchids and other wildflowers in the spring and summer.

More wildflowers mean that you will see an increasing number of butterflies and other insects. See which dragonflies and butterflies you can spot around the ponds and meadows and along the woodland paths.

The woodlands are great habitat for many birds including members of the finch and tit families. Listen for their song all year round.

Facilities available

  • FootpathYes
  • Bridleway/Horse riding trailYes
  • Picnic areaYes
  • Woodland with public accessYes
  • Wildlife areaYes
  • MuseumNo
  • Light refreshmentsNo
  • ParkingYes
  • ToiletsNo
  • Easy access for allYes
  • On-site informationYes
  • Camping/Caravan siteNo
  • Children's play areaNo
  • GardensNo
  • Nature trailNo
  • Events areaNo
  • Cycle pathYes

Contact details

Call Derbyshire tel: 01629 533190

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