image for Walking Event item typeThe Avenue Washlands Guided Walk at Avenue Washlands Nature Reserve

Walking Event, Wed 10 May 2017, free entry

Family friendly walk

Family friendly walk


Chesterfield Visitor Information Centre

01246 345777/8


Mill Lane,
S42 6NG

Events at this Venue

date event
Wed 10 May The Avenue Washlands Guided Walk


An informal stroll on well surfaced paths, stopping at several viewpoints. Discover this wetland reserve situated in the valley of the river Rother. Learn about the management of this reserve on the site of the decommissioned Avenue coking works.
1 mile, easy access, No stiles

Family friendly walk (if relevant)
Meet at Avenue Visitor Centre, Mill Lane, Wingerworth, Chesterfield. S42 6NG
Children welcome (must be accompanied by an adult if under 16)
Dogs not accepted
Suitable for pushchairs and independent wheelchair users
Toilet available on route (if relevant)
Accessible by public transport
Number 51 from Church Way (stand H1) at 09:45 arriving at top of Mill Lane at 09:55
Number 51 from top of Mill Lane at 12:05 or 12:20, arriving in Chesterfield at 12:20 or 12:35
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Circular walk
Free parking
Ordnance Survey grid reference: SK 395 670
Organised by Derbyshire Wildlife Trust

Duration: 2 hours

Coach parties acceptedEducation/study area

Children welcomeDisabled access

Event details

Dates Times
Wed 10 May 2017 10:00 to 12:00


Free entry



See location of Avenue Washlands Nature Reserve on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SK 391671  Lat: 53.19953 Long: -1.41613

From North/South
Leave M1 motorway at junction 29 and follow A617 to Chesterfield (approx 4 miles). At traffic light controlled roundabout select left lane and take 1st exit (A61 signposted Derby). Go straight on at 3 sets of traffic lights, then continue on A61 to Hunloke Arms pub on left. Continue on same road for approx ¼ mile taking left turn into Mill Lane. Follow road for approx 700 metres and entrance to Reserve is on right.

From East
Follow A617 to M1 motorway junction then follow route from North/South.

From West
Follow A619 to Chesterfield . At traffic light controlled roundabout (Lidl on left) select middle lane and take 3rd exit. Keep in left lane and, at traffic lights go straight on. Select right hand lane and at roundabout take 3rd exit. At next roundabout (traffic light controlled) select right hand lane and take 3rd exit (A61 signposted Derby), then follow route from North/South.

Accessible by Public Transport: 2 miles from Chesterfield station


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
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