There's lots to do in Allestree Park, and most of it is free. Here are some things you can do...
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:
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!
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:
For more information, visit the Allestree Park LNR Management Plan 2002 - 2012.
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.
All these car parks are FREE...
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
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.
Cycle route 54 is the most picturesque way into the park. Alternatively, Duffield Road (A6) offers a well lit pavement to the city centre.