Rivers & lakes

Markeaton Park lake

There are several rivers, lakes & ponds across our parks, each offering a variety of interest and activity. Find some highlights below.

Markeaton Park

At Markeaton Park there's a lake where you can hire a boat or fish. There's also a duck pond next to the Craft Village where you'll find plenty of new friends eager for some duck food!

Allestree Park

Allestree Park has a beautiful lake perfect for a walk.

River gardens

Take a stroll along the River Derwent through the river gardens in the city centre. A good spot for lunch breaks in the sun. If you're feeling energetic walk or cycle further along the river along National Cycle Route 6.

Darley Park

The River Derwent cuts through Darley Park, beautiful for a stroll, or if you're feeling more energetic, join the Derby Rowing Club or try canoeing with Darley Barn.