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Attractions

Bluebells Farm Park

Animals and ice cream, for the perfect family day out.

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Broomfield Hall Plant Centre And Florist

A student run plant nursery at Derby College.

Derby College Equestrian Centre

Everything equine, from competitions and courses to facilities for hire.

The Bottle Kiln

A unique destination for meeting, shopping and eating.

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Spring Lakes Watersports and Leisure

A family friendly Water Sports Park with activites for all, on and off the water.

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Outdoors

Derwent Valley Heritage Way, Long Eaton: Start point

Follow a short section of the 55 mile path, from Shardlow to Belper.

Erewash Valley Trail

A circular route covering 30 miles of beautiful waterway and countryside on the Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire borders makes for a perfect day trip to Erewash.

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Forbes Hole

A small but varied 8 acre nature reserve on the edge of Long Eaton.

Fox Covert Local Nature Reserve

Part of the larger West Park, this wooded area next to the Erewash Canal is particularly important for insects, trees, wildflowers and as nesting sites for birds.

Great Northern Greenway

A 5.2km/3.2 mile flat, all weather surface that runs along the route of the former Great Northern Railway. Perfect in all weather thanks to the surfaced route.

Manor Floods Local Nature Reserve

Water, wildflife and a 4.7km circular walk.

Nutbrook Trail: Sandicare and Stapleford

A 10 mile traffic-free path, travelling though Erewash between Long Eaton and north Ilkeston. The flat route follows the towpath and the old railway line.

Pewit Carr Local Nature Reserve

A wildflower meadow and pond, close to Manor Floods and Straw’s Bridge.

Pioneer Meadows Local Nature Reserve

A place of tranquility, tucked away behind houses.

Stanton Gate

A small nature reserve, with a small amount of off road parking and access off Stanton Gate at the end of Moorbridge Lane.

Stoney Clouds Local Nature Reserve

The “Walk in the Clouds” viewpoint gives visitors views over the Trent and Erewash Valleys and on a clear day you can see to Crich Stand, nearly 14 miles away.

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Straw’s Bridge

Known as “Swan Lake” with 3 lakes, picnic tables and a free car park.

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Trent Valley Way: From Shardlow

The Shadlow Circular walk is a 6.4km/4 mile section of the Trent Valley Way which runs from the source of the River Trent near Bidulph Moor to the Humber Estuary.

The Lightning Tree

On No Man’s Lane and one of the highest points in the area, with views in all directions and, on clear days, across 5 counties.

Heritage

Bennerley Viaduct

The Iron Giant stands 20m tall, stretches for 1/4 mile and gives walkers and cyclists a unique view of the wildlife haven below.

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Dale Abbey

A village, Abbey ruins, a hermit cave and maybe one of the country’s smallest churches.

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Erewash Canal

11.5 miles long and with 14 locks, the canal runs from Long Eaton to Langley Mill.

Harrington Bridge

In the south of Erewash, the bridge crosses the Trent into Leicestershire.

Nutbrook Canal

A partially open canal running from Stanton to the Shipley Estate.

Ockbrook

Elegant Georgian villas, silk stockings, gitties and repurposed flagstones are all part of the history of Ockbrook.

Trent Lock

A major waterway junction where rivers and canals meet.

Food

Bartlewood Lodge

Breakfast, carvery, roasts and stone baked pizzas are served throughout the day.

Breadsall Priory

Enjoy a round of golf or a round of sandwiches, dip into the pool or dip into the menu at this stunning 13th century hotel.

Cat and Fiddle

Serving a menu that includes breakfast, burgers and beers, the pub welcomes all the family (including dogs).

Lanes Garden Centre & Open Farm

Feed the animals, have a bite to eat in the cafe and browse and buy in the garden centre.

Morley Hayes hotel

Three restaurants, 18 and 9 hole golf courses and a driving range surrounded by countryside.

Oakfield Farm

Complete your day trip to Erewash at our food lovers’ destination, with a cafe, farm shop, butchers and deli.

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The Bottle Kiln

Fresh, homemade food and unusual and inspiring shops are the essence of this West Hallam gem.

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The Carpenters Arms

Beer garden, log fire, real ales and food will set you up for a wander around Dale Abbey.

The Cowshed, Ilkeston

Food and drink, countryside views and access to walks around Dale Abbey and Constitution Hill.

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The Little Kitchen, Little Eaton

A family-run tearoom serving meals, wine and quality coffee.

The Newdigate

Enjoy traditional pub food, a beer garden, play area, Sunday carvery and light bite menu.

The Royal Oak, Ockbrook

An award winning pub serving home cooked food, cask ales and a venue for beer festivals and skittles.

The Steamboat Inn

Between the canal and the river, this 200 year old pub is the ideal spot to watch the watery goings-on.

The Trent Lock

Next to the River Trent, River Soar and Erewash Canal, this is the place to savour a summer drink in the beer garden or a winter warmer inside.

The White Hart, Stanley

A picturesque setting, locally sourced, home cooked food, run by locals.

Windmill Cafe

On the historic site of the Cat and Fiddle Windmill, the cafe overlooks the fields of Erewash.

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