Derby City Centre: Darley Park Circular

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The walk, although only short, takes in several of the historical, interesting and beautiful areas around the outskirts of Derby City Centre. Starting from the Market Place the walk passes Bonnie Prince Charlie's statue, the Silk Mill Museum and St Mary's Bridge Chapel. The next section passes through the Chester Green area, which was part of the Roman settlement called Derventio. We then walk through Darley Fields, which is an area of playing-fields with football, cricket and tennis facilities. On leaving Darley Fields, the walk takes us through the Darley Abbey Mills area and part of Darley Abbey itself.

Now for the return walk through Darley Park, where there is a Tree Trail with a leaflet available to download from www.derby.gov.uk then search for Darley Park. The leaflet provides information on the thirty different types of tree in the park. Also within the park is the National Collection of hydrangeas, a small café, plenty of room for children to play in safety and also a few swings and a seesaw. Towards the end of the walk you will pass the Derby Rowing Club on the River Derwent before returning to the city centre, following the path on which you left but the opposite way.

England - Central England - Derbyshire - Town or city

Features

Ancient Monument, Birds, Butterflies, Cafe, Flowers, Good for Kids, Good for Wheelchairs, Great Views, Industrial Archaeology, Mostly Flat, Museum, Play Area, Pub, Public Transport, River, Toilets, Waterfall, Wildlife, Woodland

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