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Rivers & lakes
There are several rivers, lakes & ponds across our parks, each offering a variety of interest and activity. Find some highlights below.
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 has a beautiful lake perfect for a walk.
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.