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Countryside events programme

See our countryside information for the latest about what facilities are open and the safety measures in place.

Unfortunately COVID-19 has put a stop to many of our usual events and festivals in 2020.


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We have cancelled many events scheduled to take place at our countryside sites due to the impact of COVID-19 and to comply with the current government guidance on social distancing. We've also cancelled the Derbyshire Woodland Festival and Tapton Lock Festival that were due to take place in September 2020.

Cancelled events

Shipley Country Park events cancellations

Every Saturday and Sunday, Parkrun and Junior Parkrun.

Saturday 12 September 2020 - Double or Quit or More.

Saturday 12 September 2020 - Autumn Footprints Walking Festival launch.

Saturday 12 to Sunday 27 September 2020 - Autumn Footprints - The Amber Valley and Erewash Walking Festival. Guided walks are cancelled but there is a virtual festival. Discover your own local walk.

Sunday 15 November 2020 - Matthew Walker Pudding Run.

Elvaston Castle Country Park event cancellations

Sunday 13 September 2020 - Canine Partners.

Saturday 19 to Sunday 20 September 2020 - Derbyshire Woodland Festival.

Sunday 11 October 2020 - Golden Gates Gallop.

Saturday 31 October 2020 - Halloween trail and pumpkin carving.

Saturday 21 November and Saturday 5 December 2020 - Sky's the Limit.

Middleton Top and High Peak Junction event cancellations

Saturday 12 to Sunday 20 September 2020 - heritage open days at High Peak Junction.

Sunday 20 September 2020 - heritage open day at Middleton Top Engine House.

Saturday 19 to Sunday 20 September 2020 - heritage open days at Leawood Pump.

Saturday 10 to Sunday 11 October 2020 - discovery days at High Peak Junction open days.

Sunday 11 October 2020 - Middleton Top Engine House operating day.

Saturday 10 to Sunday 11 October 2020 - Leawood Pump operating days.

Tapton Lock, Chesterfield Canal event cancellations

Saturday 12 to Sunday 13 September 2020 - Tapton Lock Festival.

When visiting our sites, please continue to take any litter and dog poo bags home with you as bin collections on our site will be less frequent than usual.

This page will be updated with any changes to this information.

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You might also be interested in viewing all the events we run across Derbyshire.