Poolsbrook Country Park
Country Park, free entry
Chesterfield Tourist Information Centre
Poolsbrook Country Park is located approximately 6 miles from Chesterfield and covers 180 acres. The country park boasts a visitor centre, children's adventure playground, cafe, picnic sites and four miles of trails of cycling, horse riding and walking and lakes for angling.
The park is home to many forms of wildlife including an impressive range of birds. These include Great Crested Grebe, Cormorants, Mute Swans, Canada Geese, Pink Footed Geese, Wheatears, Yellow Wagtails and even a Red Throated Pipit and Siberian Chiffchaffs have been spotted.
The site is also home to a caravan club site which incorporates a range of sustainable resource and energy-saving features and is heralded as a blueprint for caravan sites of the future. This caravan site has 86 pitches and top-class amenities.
Open all the time
SK 439736 53.25758 -1.34339
Leave M1 motorway at junction 30 and take A616 (signposted Chesterfield and Worksop). At roundabout take 4th exit (A619, signposted Chesterfield). Follow road apporx 2 miles. Turn left (Fan road). Follow round to mini roundabout. Go straight ahead (Erin Road). Take 3rd right turn (Meadows Drive). Take next left turn in to Poolsbrook Country Park.
Follow A617 to M1 motorway. At roundabout take 4th exit (M1 northbound). Leave M1 motorway at junction 30 and follow route from North/South.
Follow A619 into Chesterfield. At Matalan roundabout (traffic light controlled) select middle lane and take 3rd exit. At traffic lights keep left and go straight on. At roundabout select right hand lane and take 3rd exit. At next roundabout select left lane and take first turning (A61). At traffic light controlled roundabout (Tesco) select right hand lane and take 4th exit (A619, signposted Brimington). Select right hand lane and, at next roundabout (Sainsbury's) take 2nd exit (A619). Follow road to Brimington. Passing shops select left hand lane. Keep left passing church on left and follow road as bends left. Continue on A619 to Staveley (approx 1 mile). At roundabout go straight ahead. At roundabout take 3th exit. Take 3rd exit (Fan Road). Follow round to mini roundabout. Go straight ahead (Erin Road). Take 3rd right turn (Meadows Drive). Take next left turn in to Poolsbrook Country Park.
: 5 miles from Chesterfield station
- On-site light refreshments
- Public toilets
- Telephone (public)
- Children welcome