Poolsbrook Country Park

Poolsbrook Country Park is a park in Poolsbrook, North East Derbyshire, England.

Poolsbrook Country Park
Typepublic and industrial heritage park
LocationStaveley, Derbyshire, England
Coordinates53°15′36″N 1°20′56″W / 53.2600°N 1.34900°WCoordinates: 53°15′36″N 1°20′56″W / 53.2600°N 1.34900°W
Area165 hectares[1]


It was the site of the former Ireland Colliery. It has been transformed from dereliction into a country park and amenities area.

The cafe is run by Friends of Poolsbrook Country Park, a group of local volunteers giving their free time to build the community spirit in the park.

Since the beginning of 2008, the park has been partly occupied by the Caravan Club, who have built a camp site with eco-friendly facilities. [1]

The site adjoins the Trans Pennine Trail.


A Parkrun takes place in the park every Saturday morning.

References and notes

  1. ^ a b "Poolsbrook Country Park Caravan Club Site". Caravan Club. Retrieved 2008-06-04.

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Doe Lea branch line

The Doe Lea branch is a partially closed and partially mothballed railway line in north eastern Derbyshire, England.

The single track line follows the valley of the River Doe Lea for much of its route.

East Midlands

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Relative proximity to London and its position on the national motorway and trunk road networks help the East Midlands to thrive as an economic hub. Nottingham and Leicester are each classified as a sufficiency-level world city by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network.The region is primarily served by East Midlands Airport, which lies between Derby, Loughborough and Nottingham.

List of Parkruns in the United Kingdom

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Midland Railway Clowne Branch

The Clowne Branch is a lifted but protected former railway line in north eastern Derbyshire, England. currently being developed as part of the Greenway network for walkers, cyclists and horse riders

Staveley, Derbyshire

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