© Copyright Friends of Belper Parks, St Johns Chapel, The Butts, Belper, DE56 1HX, U.K. Site updated 2nd December 2012
Background aerial photograph courtesy of Amber Valley Borough Council
Belper Parks is an area of 50 acres of grassland and woodland owned by Amber Valley Borough Council. It was declared a Local Nature Reserve in January 2004.
The site is managed according to a management plan agreed by AVBC, Groundwork Derby and Derbyshire, and the Derbyshire Wildlife Trust. Friends of Belper Parks was established in 2003 to allow local people to contribute to the running and management of Belper Parks Local Nature Reserve.
The constitution of Friends of Belper Parks can be downloaded from the Documents page of this web site.
Amber Valley Borough Council does not permit the use of metal detectors on their land.
It is illegal to dig up or remove plants from the wild.
To keep Belper Parks a safe and enjoyable place for people of all ages to walk, horses are not allowed in the Parks, nor are unauthorised motorised vehicles.
You must not take a horse onto a pavement or footpath. (Highway Code Rule 54)
You must not drive on or over a pavement or footpath. (Highway Code Rule 145)
It is illegal to drive any vehicle that is unregistered and / or uninsured in any place where there is public access. This offence will be registered with the DVLA and will be added to your driving licence, if you have one, or left on file until you apply for a licence.
Mini motor-bikes and other motor vehicles can only be legally driven on private land where there is no public access i.e. You need to know a friendly farmer, or take your son / daughter to a suitable race track or scramble course to ride their machine.
Driving Instructors and Driving Test Examiners don’t think well of people presenting them with a brand new provisional licence with motoring convictions already on it, and will have embarrassing questions to ask.