Ticknall is situated in the heart of England, just south of the river Trent, 9 miles from the City of Derby and is widely regarded as southern Derbyshire's most attractive village.

We folks who live in and around Ticknall (well, most of us, anyway) have a rough idea where Ticknall is, but if you are not from the area, then this map should help you to place us.


Calke Abbey has been dubbed by the National Trust "The House that Time Forgot".


There are so many alternative routes in the area around Ticknall that it is not easy to decide which partcular route to take. Visitors who are new to the Ticknall area will probably wish to take a route that passes through the Calke Estate, but there are lots of features of interest such as Anchor Church, the Achorite Cell on the banks of the River Trent or the grounds of Foremarke Hall, or Knowle Hill.


The Trail starts from the car park at Ticknall Village Hall [35]. The Village Hall was built in 1992 and is, with its gardens, a credit to such a small village. It may be convenient to break the walk into two parts, or to cut it short where indicated along the road to Ashby de la Zouch or along the road to Derby.


This Ticknall walk is from a forthcoming publication "South Derbyshire Walks" by Melbourne Civic Society (2011). Please let me know if I have missed anything out or have made routing mistakes. The numbers in the text refer to the accompanying map which I will upload as soon as possible.



The Chequers Inn, Ticknall is the oldest pub in the village, and is very much the stereotypical traditional country village pub. With thick stone walls and small windows you just know that there will be a warm welcome inside the Chequers, and indeed there is.


Welcome to the Wheel Inn - Ticknall's favourite Pub and Restaurant. Tel. 01332 864488 "The bar areas of the Wheel Inn Pub and Restaurant have a very contemporary feel, bold and bright colours with a mixture of different types of seating including luxuriant sofas - perfect for a relaxing drink.

The Staff of Life is owned and managed by Chris & Kaye Nix, offering style in a relaxed atmosphere with great people who will work hard to really look after you. In the heart of Ticknall, next door to Calke Abbey & Park. About 10 mins from Donnington Race Circuit, 10 miles from both Derby & Burton on Trent.

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