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Wildflowers of West Wood

Type:Walking Event

Ringwood Park Car Park
Off Inkersall Green Road
Brimington
Chesterfield
Derbyshire
S43 2JN
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Woodland covered in bluebells

About

The West Wood includes some of the last remaining pockets of ancient woodland in Chesterfield. Some of the trees have been growing undisturbed here for over four hundred years. Ancient woodland overtime has developed special communities of plants and animals that are not found elsewhere. In Spring beautiful English bluebells carpet the woodland floor, wild garlic grows along the Trough Brook and wood anemone’s star-like flowers can be spotted. 

On this walk we will be exploring Ringwood Park and the West Wood. Please be prepared for a very hilly walk with a few steep climbs - worth it for the lovely views! The ground can be muddy and slippery when wet, with lots of steps and slopes. There is also a small ford to cross, so please be prepared to leap over the brook or wear waterproof boots.

Booking essential
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This is a circular walk
1-5 stiles

Organised by Derbyshire Wildlife Trust
 

Guide Prices

Admission free. Booking essential.

Facilities

Children

  • Children welcome - Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult

Parking

  • Free Parking - Limited parking spaces available so be prepared to park using nearby on-street parking

Property Facilities

  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)

Routes

  • Accessibility of route - Moderate
  • Description of route - Circular walk, 1 rest stops, 1-5 stiles
  • Length of route (miles) - 3.2
  • Typical duration of route - 2 hours

Opening Times

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Map & Directions

Road Directions

From North/South  Leave M1 at junction 29 and follow A617 to Chesterfield (approx 4 miles). At traffic light controlled roundabout select right hand lane and take 4th exit (A61). At traffic light controlled roundabout (Tesco) select right hand lane and take 4th exit (signposted Brimington). At next roundabout (Sainsburys) select right hand lane and take 2nd exit. Follow road and, as approach Brimington shops, select left lane. Stay in left lane passing church on left. Road bends to left. Continue straight on down the hill at the cross road turn right and then immediatley right again into the carpark. 

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. Stay in left lane and at traffic lights go straight on. Keep to left lane and at roundabout select middle lane and take 2nd exit, turning immediately left into slip road for A61 (signposted Sheffield). At traffic light controlled roundabout (Tesco) select right hand lane and take 4th exit (signposted Brimington), then follow route from North/South.

Public Transport Directions

Accessible by bus - go to Travelline for details. Or contact Chesterfield Visitor Information Centre by phone on 01246 345777 or by email at tourism@chesterfield.gov.uk

 

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