6 Perfect Picnic Spots around Derbyshire

6 Perfect Picnic Spots around Derbyshire

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With gorgeous sunny weather finally upon us, it’s the ideal time to plan a picnic. Living in Derbyshire, we’re spoilt for choice but we’ve narrowed it down to 6 of the best picnic spots.

1. Chatsworth House, Bakewell, DE45 1PP

If you really want to go all out, you can buy a Chatsworth picnic hamper for £80. Source: Chatsworth.org.

After paying for parking, you are welcome to walk, picnic and play in the park and Stand Wood for free. Or you might find to purchase tickets to Chatsworth gardens – we’ve had some lovely days with a picnic next to Chatsworth’s Cascade. Whatever you decided to do, Chatsworth has plenty to offer.

2. Carsington Water, Ashbourne, DE6 1ST

There's plenty of picnic areas of choose from. Source: TheBimblers.com.

Carsington Waters had a handy cafe nearby, BBQ facilities and a children’s play area too. If you’re feeling adventurous, why not book yourself in for some water sports? A great way to build up an appetite.

You can find out more here.

3. Linacre Woods, Chesterfield, S42 7JW

There's a lovely walking route around Lincare reservoir. Source: Peak District Online.

Visit Peak District have planned around an easy 5 mile route along peaceful paths and lanes. You can find it here.

There’s plenty of spots along the way to choose from to settle down, take in the scenery and tuck into your picnic.

4. Black Rocks, Wirksworth, DE4 4GT

The Crispin, Great Longstone

If you would prefer a gentler route, how about strolling along the Peak Trail and popping in to the National Stone Centre. If you’d like to get your heart racing, you can walk up Black Rocks. The view at the top makes the climb completely worthwhile.

5. Tissington, DE6 1RA

There's beautiful cottages throughout the village. Source: Accessible Derbyshire.

At the heart of the village is Tissington Hall which has been home of the FitzHerbert family for over 400 years and is beautiful example of Jacobean architecture. The Tissington Trail starts here –  a very popular trail with walkers, runners and cyclists alike. There are picnic tables and a cafe too.

6. Darley Park, Derby, DE22 1DA.

This park is within walking distance of the city centre. Source: In Derby.

It’s easy to see why this park is so popular with Derby residents – the ideal way to escape the hustle and bustle and the city, taking in the beauty of nature. The Hydrangea collection and Butterfly garden are particularly beautiful.

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