Things to do

There are plenty of things to do in and around the local area, from sight-seeing to adventuring with the family. (ordered by distance in miles to Parkhall)

Ramair Microlights

Experience the sights of Derbyshire from the air, for breath taking views! Located in one of the fields near to Parkhall Pods lies Ramair Microlights.  If you’ve got a head for heights, why not give it a whirl!

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Distance from Parkhall Pods: 0.2 Miles

Shipley Country Park

Whatever the season, there’s always lots to see and do in the park – walking, cycling, horse riding, bird watching, angling, picnicking, kite flying, jogging, wayfaring, photography, exploring the park and much more.

 

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Distance from Parkhall Pods: 0.5 Miles – view map

The Nutbrook Trail

The Nutbrook Trail is for equal use by pedestrians and cyclists. The whole of the section of the Nutbrook Trail that passes through Shipley Country Park can be used by walkers, cyclists and horse riders.

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Distance from Parkhall Pods: 5.9 Miles view map

Morley Hayes

The Morley countryside, woods and fields are between 5 and 7 kms.  We walk together as a group for about an hour and a half.  They are all very different; Bluebell carpets in our woods in May, Autumn colours and a talk about the trees and the conservation program that Morley Hayes is running in October. 

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Distance from Parkhall Pods: 2.7 Miles

Bluebell Woods

One of the unusual features of Bluebell Wood is the variety of habitats in such a compact site. The eastern section is classed as ‘semi-natural ancient woodland’ as it has been here since at least 1600. The western section is self-set woodland on a former industrial site.

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Distance from Parkhall Pods: 2.8 Miles

Hermits Cave at Dale Abbey

The village of Dale Abbey in the southeast of Derbyshire was originally an area known as Depedale. It was renamed after the monastery was founded in the 13th century, but the first religious occupation of this spiritual site was actually by a solitary hermit in the early 1100s.

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Distance from Parkhall Pods: 3.6 Miles

Bennerley Viaduct

Bennerley Viaduct is a grade 2* listed railway viaduct built in 1877 by the Great Northern Railway Company. At over quarter of a mile long, it is the longest wrought iron viaduct in the country. It straddles the River Erewash connecting Ilkeston in Derbyshire with Awsworth in Nottinghamshire. 

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Distance from Parkhall Pods: 4.2 Miles

Wollaton Hall & Park

Wollaton Park is a 500 acre park in Nottingham, which includes a deer park. It is centred on Wollaton Hall, a classic Elizabethan prodigy house which contains the Nottingham Natural History Museum, with the Nottingham Industrial Museum in the stable block.

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Distance from Parkhall Pods: 8.5 Miles

Nottingham Castle and Caves

Situated on a high rock, Nottingham Castle commands spectacular views over the city and once rivalled the great castles of Windsor and the Tower of London. A historic site at the heart of the Robin Hood legend and the starting point for the English Civil War, its history is chequered with sieges, murders and intrigue.

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Distance from Parkhall Pods: 11.9 Miles

Crich Tramway Museum

The National Tramway Museum is located at Crich, Derbyshire. The museum contains over 60 trams built between 1873 and 1982 and is set within a recreated period village containing a working pub, cafe, old-style sweetshop and tram depots.

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Distance from Parkhall Pods: 13.7 Miles

Calke Abbey

A National Nature Reserve, the park is also home to roaming red and fallow deer, providing a memorable sight during the autumn rut. The veteran trees of the estate, including the Old Man of Calke, display all the colours of autumn and the lime avenue is particularly beautiful.

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Distance from Parkhall Pods: 17.0 Miles

Heights of Abraham (Matlock Bath)

Matlock Bath is a village and civil parish in Derbyshire. It lies in the Peak District, south of Matlock on the main A6 road, and approximately halfway between Buxton and Derby. The population of the civil parish as of the 2011 census was 753. 

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Distance from Parkhall Pods: 19.5 Miles

Chatsworth and the Edges

This walk is a “must”. It combines beauty, grandeur, history and dignity as well as being a reasonably easy walk after you have climbed up to the Hunting Tower. There are a number of refreshment stops ..

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Distance from Parkhall Pods: 28.2 Miles

Alton Towers

Alton Towers is a theme park and resort complex in Staffordshire, England, near the village of Alton. The park is operated by Merlin Entertainments Group and incorporates a theme park, water park, spa, mini golf and hotel complex.

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Distance from Parkhall Pods: 33.1 Miles

(minimum of 2 night bookings only)