Quarndon Village

Parish Council and Community Website

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Clerk: Laura Storey
PO Box 8108, Derby DE1 0ZU

Tel: 07941 052009

Walking around Quarndon

Quarndon has an excellent network of footpaths and bridleways waiting to be explored. If you normally go up into the Peak District perhaps avoid driving and walk from home.

If you know an interesting walk, perhaps with good views, wild flowers or wildlife, then please send details to web@quarndon-pc.gov.uk. Add photos if you take any.

Below is a link to a map of Quarndon Parish with footpaths and bridleways highlighted in pink. The parish boundary is marked as a dark blue line. There are local walks which stay within Quarndon. There are plenty of longer circular walks starting in Quarndon which pass through Duffield or Allestree Park.

Bunkers Hill Circular Walk

WEDNESDAY 8TH JULY

A short 2.5 mile walk with a good climb. Allow 1 hour for a brisk walk or a bit longer if you like to take photos and admire the views. This walk works well in either direction.

Champion Park Walk

MONDAY 25TH MAY

This walk is good in wet conditions as a large part is on minor roads and tracks but is even better on a fine day when this historic landscape and the views of the Ecclesbourne Valley can be fully appreciated.

Church Road and Fields to the East Circular Walk

SUNDAY 10TH MAY

This walk of 1.8 miles (3km) takes about an hour to complete on roads and the fields on the east side of Church Road. There are plenty of opportunities to pause and enjoy wild flowers, trees and distant countryside views.

Quarndon to Mackworth Circular Walk

THURSDAY 30TH APRIL

This delightful circular route guides walkers to the boundary of Markeaton Park, taking in some lovely views en route.

  • Quarndon to Mackworth Circular Walk (PDF, 6.1 Mb)

    This walk takes you close to our medieval past. Click on the link below for fascinating information and a map from Historic England about Mackworth medieval settlement. Known then as Macheuorde, Mackworth was mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086.

    There is evidence of a castle gatehouse, part of the medieval open field system and a pinfold, used to hold cattle and other animals either as a penalty for straying and causing damage, or as an indemnity against debt or default.

    https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1017258

Giant Hogweed by Footpaths
Thursday 23rd April - News Update

Giant Hogweed has been found in two locations: close to Footpath 11, by the footbridge that crosses the brook near Bath Plantation and obstructing the footpath at Park Nook. Inn Lane would provide an alternative route to avoid it.

There may also be growths of Giant Hogweed in other locations around the Parish, so please be alert and take care.

Although attractive to look at this plant is not one to go near, and certainly not brush against as its sap can cause burns. It contains furocoumarin, an organic chemical compound which makes skin extremely sensitive to sunlight. Sap on the skin plus sunshine can lead to painful and long-lasting burns.

Derbyshire County Council have been informed and will deal with this unwelcome visitor. In the meantime, please take note of the warning signs and give it a wide berth.

For more information on Giant Hogweed follow the Woodland Trust link below.

https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/blog/2019/06/giant-hogweed-facts/

Village Map - testing

Here is a link to a new mapping facility being tested. It has a variety of layers which you can switch on or off. Also, you can zoom in or out and move the centre of the map so that you can see other areas. It may take a few seconds when you move the map for all the details to appear.

Layers:

  • parish boundary
  • woodland
  • conservation area
  • local nature reserves
  • green belt