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Thornley Woodlands Centre

About

Thornley Woodlands Centre is within the ancient woodlands of the Derwent Valley that are home to many birds including green and great spotted woodpecker, nuthatch, and sparrowhawks.  An observation hide is located within the woods with keys available for purchase from the centre. Walking routes from the centre are clearly marked including a circular route that takes in a number of sculptures carved from trees stumps including an otter and a red kite.  

A cosy cafe serves delicious locally produced and seasonal food, including healthy homemade soups, toasties and hot and cold drinks.  Friendly staff are on hand to provide information and advice on the local area, whilst a selection of wildlife information and children’s activity sheets are displayed around the Centre.

Thornley is located just off the A694 west of Winlaton Mill and has a bus stop within easy walking distance.  It is open daily between 10am and 4pm and times can be checked by calling – 01207 545 212. 

 

 

Guide Prices

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Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Nearest major road is A694. From the A1(M) take the A694 for 2 miles.

Public Transport Directions

Nearest station is MetroCentre Station. Bus number 45 or 46 from the bus station.

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  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
  • Guide Dogs Permitted - No restrictions
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
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  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

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  • Picnic Site

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  • Car parking
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  • Parking (free)

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  • In countryside

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  • Marketed Towards Families

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  • Educational Visits Accepted - max 35 children
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups

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