Allestree Park

Allestree Park

Allestree Park

Allestree Park

Allestree Park

Allestree Park

Allestree Park

Allestree Park

Allestree Park

Allestree Park

Allestree Park

Allestree Park
Allestree Park
Allestree Park
Allestree Park
Allestree Park

Allestree Park Rewilding Consultation – Have your say

Derby City Council is working with Derbyshire Wildlife Trust and the University of Derby on a rewilding project for the park. A 12-week consultation is taking place with the community to develop the plans for what would be the first large-scale urban rewilding project in the UK.

Rewilding Allestree Park could bring the city wide-ranging benefits, read our recent press release which provides more information on ‘Why rewilding is good for us and our planet’

Through rewilding nature’s recovery in Derby would be supported by providing more space for wildlife-rich habitats and potential species reintroductions. It would also help the Council meet its carbon reduction targets by increasing Derby’s carbon storage capacity. Rewilding would also give Derby a “Natural Health Service” providing more opportunities for residents to improve their wellbeing by connecting with nature-rich greenspace.

We are looking for the views of residents in Derby and those who visit Allestree Park before we make any final decisions.

Information Events
Come along to our information ramble events with the Derby Parks Rangers. Enjoy a guided walk around the park and our Rangers will explain the proposed plans.

Sat 19 Feb 2022, at 10am

Tue 22 Feb 2022, at 10am 

Meet at Allestree Park in the main car park, no need to book, 

BSL Interpreter available, please book in advance by contacting Ann Webster on 07812 301144

Have your say by completing our online survey, which can be completed anonymously or take part in one of the quick polls, find out more by visiting the consultation web page

At 130 Hectares or 320 Acres, Allestree Park is the largest public open space in Derby.

This urban park bridges the gap between the built environment and green countryside on the northern edge of Derby City. Allestree Park boasts some of the best views in Derby from the edge of ‘Big Wood’ looking over the Derwent valley. There are lakeside walks, mature woodlands to explore, grasslands to picnic on and wildflower meadows to bask with butterflies. You may even come across a roaming Highland cow in autumn as they graze the vast meadows.

There are two FREE rough stone car parks (Burley Hill and Woodland Road) and toilet facilities beside the ha

Why not take a self-guided tour around the park, with one of our two nature trails, available to be downloaded below. We advise sensible footwear as these trails will take you over stone tracks and muddy ground. 

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