DERBYSHIRE



The admin HQ is in Matlock but the 2 largest urban areas include the city of Derby and Chesterfield, well known for the Church of St Mary and All Saints whose 'crooked spire' is the town's major attraction.



Derbyshire County Council


Car parks at countryside sites. Click here. This takes you to a page for the following sites:- Elvaston Castle, Shipley Country Park, Lea Bridge, Cromford Wharf, Black Rocks, Middleton Top, Hayfield and lots more but all you get is a map showing the car park. There is no size or height information.



High Peak Borough Council - Buxton, Edale and Castleton.

Guidance for motorhomes. Parking is allowed overnight but you must leave the vehicle.
Buxton - Sylvan Street SK17 6BY - 78 spaces. Coaches and motorhomes £5 for 4 hours.
Buxton - The Pavilion SK17 9AL (This postcode is for a house on Burlington Road) - Some open spaces, some covered. Beautiful walk into Buxton through the park.
Edale - Village car park S33 7ZL - 138 spaces. Coaches and motorhomes £4.50 for over 4 hours. Max 10 hours. £10 for 24 hours.
Castleton - Village car park S33 8WH - 133 spaces. Coaches and motorhomes £4.50 for over 4 hours. Max 10 hours. £10 for 24 hours.



Bolsover District Council - Bolsover, Clowne, Barlborough, Glapwell, Pinxton, Pleasley, South Normanton, Tibshelf.


The website doesn't allow you to see a list of car parks it just says the council has 37 in their area. It also says park within the marked bays and all car parks are free with no time constraint.



North East Derbyshire District Council - Clay Cross, Dronfield, Eckington.


The link above takes you to a .pdf with a list of car parks with the number of spaces but no height information.
Clay Cross - Coral Way - an unmarked cp. Long stay.
Eckington - Ashland Road - an unmarked cp. Long stay.



Peak District National Park Authority covers Bakewell, Castleton, Edale and the Upper Derwent.


Tha above link takes you to the car park location page.
No camping or overnight parking in the car parks is allowed.
'None of our car parks have height restriction barriers in place and are therefore suitable for small to medium sized motorhomes.
Please be aware though, that Bakewell Station is restricted in terms of space and will struggle to accommodate them.'
National Trust car park at Mam Nick (SK123833)
Ashbourne - Mapleton Road DE6 2AA 50 spaces. Right on the Tissington Trail. Peak Cycle hire a few yards.



City of Derby Council


Park and Ride - Meteor Centre DE21 4SY - Shopping complex and Odeon cinema. DO NOT GO OUT PAST ALDI. ROAD NARROWS.
Park and Ride - Pride Park (behind football stadium) DE24 8BW - automatic barrier entrance with area for larger vehicles.



Derbyshire Dales District Council motorhome parking regulations - Ashbourne, Bakewell, Baslow, Cromford, Eyam, Hartington, Hathersage, Little Longstone, Matlock Bath, Matlock, Overhaddon, Rowsley, Thorpe, Wirksworth.


The council states that 'if you take up more than 1 parking space (i.e. your vehicles takes up 2 parking spaces or more) you will be at risk of receiving a parking fine.'
The council gives 4 cp where MH can park - recommendations see below.

Ashbourne -
Cokayne Avenue DE6 1EJ - 119 spaces no height restrictions. Free.
Ashbourne - Fishpond Meadow DE6 1FN -125 spaces no height restrictions. P&D.
Ashbourne - Shawcroft DE6 1GD - 191 spaces no height restrictions. P&D. Max 4 hours.
Bakewell - Granby Road DE45 1ES - 123 spaces no height restrictions. P&D. 2 and 4 hours max stay.

Bakewell
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The car park is at the Agricultural Business Centre (a cattle market). The road is aptly named the Agricultural Way. There is a lovely restaurant with a carvery and also a toilet block.
There is a lot of space here for motor homes with just a short walk into Bakewell. If you have never been to Bakewell before try the original Bakewell pudding. It's very nice!!
The cost (2017) was £5.60 per day and there is no facility for overnight parking.
There are no height barriers and no width problems. RECOMMENDED BY COUNCIL.

Baslow - Nether End DE45 1SS - 106 spaces no height restrictions. P&D.
Hartington - Parsons Field SK17 0BE - 45 spaces no height restrictions. P&D.
Hathersage - Odd Fellows Road S32 1DD - 68 spaces no height restrictions. P&D. Last resting place of Little John of Robin Hood fame.
Little Longstone - Monsal Head Long Stay DE45 1NJ - 89 spaces no height restrictions. P&D. Walk a few yards to fabulous views of the viaduct and valley. RECOMMENDED BY COUNCIL.
Matlock Bath - Temple Road DE4 3NR - 195 spaces no height restrictions. P&D.
Matlock Bath - Station cp DE4 3NS - 241 spaces no height restrictions. P&D. RECOMMENDED BY COUNCIL
Matlock Bath -
Station Overspill DE4 3NS - 62 spaces no height restrictions. P&D. RECOMMENDED BY COUNCIL
Matlock - The Station DE4 3NA - 192 spaces no height restrictions. P&D.
Overhaddon - Village cp DE45 1JE - 54 spaces no height restrictions. P&D.
Wirksworth - Canterbury Road DE4 4GY - 42 spaces no height restrictions. Free.

Cromford
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Mill Road, Cromford DE4 3RQ.
The car park is on the Cromford Meadows which is actually owned by the rugby club and is a very large open car park with no height barriers and no parking lines.
Essentially you can park anywhere. It is now a pay and display and costs £3.60 per day. (2016 prices)
There are lots of walks from this car park. The adjacent car park is owned by Derbyshire County Council and is slightly more expensive but again no height barriers and no lane marks.
There is a toilet block and the Cromford Canal runs alongside and a lovely tea room is adjacent.


South Derbyshire District Council - Swadlincote, Melbourne, Ticknall, Etwall, Willington, Shardlow and Repton are some of the places in this very large district.


There is no facility for motorhomes in any of their car parks.
There are 19 free car parks with 759 spaces but no size or height information on any individual car park.

Mercia Marina

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This lovely marina is set just off the A38 at Willington. There are no height barriers but there are width lines. Really only for the shorter motorhome say upto 6.5m. There are tea rooms and shops but also good walking from the car park. Around the marina is suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs.

Calke Abbey
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Google map link https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@52.8066414,-1.4627436,15z

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There is a 3.6 metre height restriction.
The entrance to Calke Park is from Ticknall, off the A514. From here follow the signs into the park. There is plenty of parking for motorhomes along the 1 1/2 mile drive to the house and at the car park later.
Owned by the National Trust, entry is free to members.

Elvaston Castle
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Google link https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@52.8935999,-1.3928849,15z

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Entrance is on the B5010. There are no height restrictions and a large car park.
Plenty of walks around the park with a good walk around the lake.


Chesterfield Borough Council - Chesterfield, Staveley.


Chesterfield
The surface car park at Ashgate Road (S40 4AA) can accomodate larger vehicles as it doesn't have any marked bays. Other car parks include:-
Derbyshire Times - S41 7XD - 55 spaces, no height restrictions.
Devonshire Street - S41 7ST - 73 spaces, no height restrictions.
Durrant Road - S41 7NF - 69 spaces, no height restrictions.
Queens Park Leisure Centre North - S40 2NF 120 spaces, no height restrictions.

Staveley
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Hollingwood Hub, Works Road, Hollingwood, Chesterfield S43 2PF. Nice hard car park through a gate with room for the longer motorhome. No height or width barriers. The gate closes at 16.00 daily.
Walk a few yards leads you to the Chesterfield Canal. Go left to Tapton Locks visitor centre about 2.5 miles. Right will take you to Staveley about 1.5 miles
At the Hub is Nonah's cafe, good for snacks and drinks.

Hardwick Hall
OS Map Landranger 120 Explorer 269.
Good parking and road up to the hall is good.



Erewash Borough Council - Long Eaton, Ilkeston, Sandiacre, Ockbrook, Draycott, Breaston. One hour is free.


Our Traffic Regulation Order specifically states that all vehicles must be parked within the marked bay and, any vehicles too large to fit in may be given a Notice. Notwithstanding that, I do agree, if a motorhome purchases two tickets then I foresee no reason it cannot park  there. With regards to the free tickets, the same ruling as above would need to apply, with two tickets being obtained. From an email.

Erewash Valley Trail - Over 30 miles of waterway and countryside for walking and cycling. Click here.

Ilkeston

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Straws Bridge on the A 609 - from West Hallam to Ilkeston. There are several really good walks from here into Shipley Park and surrounds. Following the old railway track just off the car park which is now a bike route taking you to Trent Lock, Long Eaton and Sandiacre. If you go left on this track you get to a lovely cafe called Nutbrook Cafe (open Friday, Saturday and Sunday)


Ilkeston - Rutland Sports Park in West End Drive is free of charge and no height barriers. Also on the road parking as the road is quite wide.
Walk up to the traffic lights and go straight on and straight at the next junction. This brings you to the market place (market Thurs. and Sat.). On Bath St is a lovely gift shop and cafe, Harpur and Finch. Try it for afternoon tea.

Ilkeston - Albion Centre - 198 spaces. Park down the bottom. 2 bays, pay for 2. Enter from Station Road. In town centre.
Ilkeston - Pimlico DE7 5QB - 140 spaces no height information. Behind the cinema and a few yards to the market.
Ilkeston - Toll Bar House (DE7 5FH) on Stanton Road - 59 spaces no height restrictions. Walk across the road to South Street and into town centre.

Long Eaton - Beaconsfield Street NG10 7HJ - 107 spaces no height restrictions. In town centre.
Long Eaton - Lawrence Street NG10 4RT - 161 spaces no height restrictions. In town centre.
Long Eaton - Long Eaton Railway Station NG10 3GL - 152 spaces no height restrictions. Very close to Sawley. Bus to Long Eaton.
Long Eaton - West Park Leisure Centre Wilsthorpe Road - large car park, bus into Long Eaton, no height restrictions


Amber Valley Borough Council covers Alfreton, Belper, Heanor and Ripley and lots of outlying villages.


Click here to see the car parks in the main towns. There is a size but no height information.

Kedleston Hall
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Google Map Link https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@52.9608732,-1.5354067,15z

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The car park entrance for motor homes is via Mercaston Lane. Do not attempt to enter by the entrance on Kedleston Road as it is too narrow.
Large car park with plenty of room for motor homes.