There is free parking at the Chestnut Centre and the wildlife gift shop and coffee shop are open to non-Park visitors.

Assistance Dogs at Chestnut Centre

We have a free roaming herd of 60+ fallow deer in the deer meadow.  All visitors have to enter and exit the nature trail through the deer park.

We welcome registered assistance dogs and their owners.

The dogs must wear their harness and uniform and registered assistance dog identification available should it be requested.

All visits by assistance dogs are at their owners risk.

Please ensure your dog does not disturb our animals or other visitors.



Disabled visitors

We welcome wheelchair users, those using mobility scooters and their carers (where required), and offer them free admission to the park.

However, due to the nature of the terrain, wheelchair users, mobility scooter users and others with limited mobility may have difficulty accessing some of our grounds.

The Chestnut Centre is located in the natural surroundings of the High Peak, Derbyshire, which is very hilly. Our Nature Trail is approximately ¾ mile long and includes gradients of varying degrees of severity, as well as steps.

Wheelchairs and mobility scooters can access parts of the grounds with care, enabling disabled visitors to see the free-ranging deer, five species of owls, four species of otters (including giant otters), polecats and pine marten. Regrettably access to the Scottish wildcats, red foxes and some species of owls may be limited.

Please note that access to the toilets in the old barn is not suitable for some large motorised wheelchairs and there is also a cobbled area.

As well as free entry to visitors with mobility scooters and wheelchairs, we offer discounts to children and adults with disabilities or special educational needs, and their carers. See our prices section for further information.

Please telephone us on 01289 8814019 if you require further information and we will be happy to answer your queries.