Allestree Park


Allestree Park's facilities

  • Golf course and shop
  • Refreshments
  • Local nature reserve
  • Orienteering course
  • Fishing lake
  • Toilets
  • Car park
  • 'Friends' group.

What can I do at Allestree Park?

There's lots to do in Allestree Park, and most of it is free. Here are some things you can do...

  • Take a walk around the acres of picturesque parkland
  • Have a picnic by the lake
  • Explore our Local Nature Reserve
  • Play a round of golf - book on 01332 550616.
  • Come to one of our many events or book your own event.
  • Take some time out in the golf club cafe.

History of Allestree Park

At 130 Hectares (320 Acres), Allestree Park is the largest open space in Derby. The park and its estate has been owned by a number of people, including:

  • wealthy land owners
  • army occupation
  • the national fire service
  • the Derby Corporation
  • and now Derby City Council.

In 1947, Derby Corporation purchased the hall and estate for £23,000, intending to build houses on the southern edge of the park. A small part was taken for this purpose in the West Bank Road area.

That same year the golf course was opened as a nine-hole course and extended to eighteen holes in 1955.

Today Allestree Park is enjoyed by park users and golfers alike making it a unique treasure within Derby. The park boasts a Local Nature Reserve, declared in 2002, the Grade II listed Allestree Hall, an angling lake and many more features for you to explore!

Nature reserves and wildlife sites

Allestree Park is the largest Local Nature Reserve in Derbyshire and was designated in 2002. It hosts a variety of wildlife habitats which provide the perfect home to a wide range of common species and a few rarities, including:

  • English elm
  • White letter hairstreak butterflies
  • Great crested newts
  • Harvest mice
  • Brown Hare
  • Adders-tongue fern
  • Moonwort fern
  • Several rare waxcap fungi.

For more information, visit the Allestree Park LNR Management Plan 2014 - 2023.

How can I get involved in Allestree Park?

The Friends of Allestree Park group acts as a partnership between the Council, users and local communities. You can become a member for a minimum donation of £2 per household - this is a great way to get involved in what's happening on your local park.

To find out about Friends of Allestree Park and how you can get involved, visit Friends of Allestree Park' website.

How do I get to Allestree Park?

By car

All these car parks are FREE...

  • Allestree Park main car park: Sat Nav. DE22 2EU (long driveway off Burley Hill A6).
  • Allestree Park Hall car park: Sat Nav. DE22 2EU (long driveway off Burley Hill A6).
  • Woodlands Road car park: Sat Nav. DE22 2HH (outside residential area)

By bus

The bus services which regularly pass Allestree Park are the Trent Barton ‘sixes’ (6.1, 6.2, 6.3 and 6.4). These all pass by the main entrance to Allestree Park off Burly Hill (A6).

Trent Barton also runs ‘The Allestree’ (ab, ag and ar). These all pass by Woodlands Road near the southern edge of the park. For more information and bus times please call Traveline on 0870 608 2 608  

By bike

From Derby city centre, follow cycle route 54 along the River Derwent and beyond. To help plan your cycle route use Cycle Derby's route map.

By foot

Cycle route 54 is the most picturesque way into the park. Alternatively, Duffield Road (A6) offers a well lit pavement to the city centre.

Useful forms

Contact details

Post address:
Community Leisure
Derby City Council
The Council House
Corporation Street
Phone: 01332 640789
Minicom: 01332 640666
Community Leisure
Derby City Council
The Council House
Corporation Street