Autumn in Shipley Country Park

Close-up photo of brown and greenish crispy leaves

It doesn't get much better than kicking through rusty, golden leaves on a magical autumn morning! With 700 acres of attractive and varied landscape, including over 20 miles of quiet paths, a reservoir, ponds, nature reserves and wood and parkland, Shipley Country Park is a great spot for exploring and getting out in nature. We're really lucky to have such a beautiful spot just down the lane from us.

We parked in the Mapperley Reservoir car park (£1.30 for 2 hours) and had a lovely walk around the reservoir and a little stroll in Mapperley Wood Nature Reserve. We can recommend a visit, followed by a hot coffee, a slice of pie and a spot of shopping at the Bottle Kiln of course!

Healthy trees with pink and green leaves
View across lake at Shipley Country Park
Closed gate into woods
Three conkers fallen onto the forest floor amongst leaves, one conker still in its shell
Small wooden bridge across to trees and grass area
out & aboutNeil Padgett