|Club||Derwent Valley Orienteers|
|Nearest town||Staveley, Chesterfield|
|Carpark location||Off A6172 1 mile north of M1 junction 29a (Markham Vale)|
Poolsbrook Country Park was once the site of the former Ireland Colliery but has been transformed from dereliction into a tremendous country park and amenities area.
The Park was developed by Derbyshire County Council and Chesterfield Borough Council on the site of the former Ireland Colliery. This 180-acre park boasts 85 acres of woodland 42 acres of grassland and 23 acres of green water.
Other Things to do in the Area
The site boasts a Visitor Centre that houses the Ranger base, public toilets, community meeting rooms, a base for the Walk This Way Project and a Community Cafe. Also in the park are a Children's Adventure Play area, picnic sites, sledging slopes, four miles of trails of cycling, horse riding and walking and lakes for angling.
The park has become important for wildlife and has been designed to encourage wildlife diversity. Ornithologists are particularly pleased at the impressive range of birds attracted. These include Great Crested Grebe, Cormorants, Mute Swans, Canada Geese, Pink Footed Geese, Wheatears, Yellow Wagtails and even a Red-Throated Pipit and Siberian Chiffchaffs have been spotted.
Caravan site. Good overnight stop close to M1 junction 29a.
Chesterfield with its twisted spire and markets is nearby.
Maps Available From
Tourist Information Centre, Chesterfield or firstname.lastname@example.org
- White and/or yellow standard controls suitable for beginners
- Orange and/or light green standard controls suitable for people with some experience