Derby

Shipley Country Park secures accreditation

A Derbyshire country park has become the only one in the county to be accredited by Natural England.

Shipley Country Park, between Heanor and Ilkeston, was assessed on criteria including easy-to-follow paths, bridleways and cycle paths.

It passed on all 39 points, according to the county council.

The voluntary accreditation scheme was launched in 2009 so that any site with "country park" in its title could show it met certain standards.

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