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Find the best Osmaston walks. The Ramblers Association now have a greatly improved website which is an exceptional resource for all walkers, hikers and young families wanting to go for walks with young children. This site lists everything from historical walks to leader led walks to any really arduous walks within the Alstonfield area.

Find A Walk Near Me by using Walking Britain is a truly excellent and free resource. Just enter where you are or where you would like to walk - and print out directions. The walks are graded and you can buy a specific map of the area at the same time. These are proper OS maps and weather proofed if required.

I always think of walking as one of the few activities you can do for free - and now you can with this guide!

Walking, Hiking and Outdoor Shops

Mountain Warehouse Ashbourne

B4A, Waterside Retail Park, Clifton Rd, Ashbourne DE6 1DU, UK – 01335 344912

Great quality for a good price! Lovely place would buy from there again.

Typical Mountain Warehouse with good clothing. If it was bigger it could be bigger selection of everything but for me it's OK. I find there what I need

Fairways Garden Centre

Clifton, Ashbourne DE6 2GN, UK – 01335 347900

Excellent & different shopping experience. Good resturant. Great Blue Badge parking,accessability & lift to first floor.

This garden centre is lovely. They have a wide selection of plants and garden accessories. They also have varied other retail items, it's a great place to browse and buy fantastic gifts. They also have a fabulous restaurant with gorgeous food, especially their cakes. The staff are knowledgeable and friendly.

Homebase - Ashbourne

Spire House Waterside Business Park, Clifton Rd, Ashbourne DE6 1DG, UK – 0345 640 7850

Good products and prices. Nice helpful staff.

Cheap prices, didn't have everything I wanted but overall very good.

Another good walking guide. Walkingworld has huge library of guides with a good selection of walks, of varying lengths and grades, pretty well anywhere in the UK. The walks come in an excellent format making them very easy to follow, with photographs to illustrate every important decision point and a proper Ordnance Survey map.

A modist annual subscription gives you unlimited access to all the walks. However you can Pay As Go by downloading indiviual walks.You get one walk free.

Crucially you can also find walks France, Spain, Norway, Portugal and Australia!

Camping and Caravaning

Ashbourne Camping and Caravanning Club Site

Belper Road (A517 Hulland Road Nr, Ashbourne DE6 3EN, UK – 01335 370855

Super site, very well cared for. Will definitely be back. Toilets spotless. Excellent little coffee shop on site, coffee and fresh croissants in the mornings when open. Owners and site staff very helpful and friendly. Shop on site for essentials. Well worth a visit. Steve

Lovely site, although some of the amenities like water and waste were a bit dated. For instance, when we poured out the waste water, it was the same trough as the fresh water and just seemed a little to close to each other. The waste chemical point was also a little small. Where we we situated was next to the bins and that wasn't bad, but some wonderful individual recycling glass at 11 at night woke us! Showers are hot, on a very short press button and only one temperature. And you have to practice yoga to keep your clothes dry whilst getting back into them! Dishwashing area is good too. The playground is nice, the ground around it was boggy but that's only down to how much rain we've had this spring. The staff are very nice and accommodating and the little coffee hut serves lovely fresh coffee and croissants in the morning. Chip van on a Sunday night is a must. We'd visit again.

Looking for dog friendly cottages around Osmaston? The 'Dog Friendly Cottages' website looks like any other self-catering accommodation website but every single one should be dog friendly! This saves worrying and going through all the small print. However you you may need to check with the owner where the dog is expected to sleep and the what size of dog you can have!
Dog People find this is such a great website. If you have dogs who go on holiday with you just enter DE6 1NB and everything from dog friendly Bed and Breakfasts and Hotels to dog friendly walks and beaches come up. The Dog People site covers Bed & Breakfast, Holiday Parks, Hotels, Self Catering, Pubs & Food, Days Out. Enjoy!

Osmaston Buggy Walks, Short Walks, Granny or Grandpa Walks

'Walks with Buggies' is a must for walking parents with young children, babies or even grannies and grandpas! If you would like to walk around Alstonfield or Derbyshire just select your nearest town, length of walk and type of walk. You will not only be able to download detailed OS maps free of charge but you can read reviews of walks and their ratings - and add your own afterwards! Enjoy PS This link has been withdrawn. Please watch this space or send a suggestion!

Snake bites

Most snake bites in the UK are not serious. But it's important to get all snake bites checked as soon as possible.

Call 999 or go to A&E immediately if:

  • you think you, or someone else, has been bitten by a snake

Find your nearest A&E


If you're not in the UK when you are bitten by a snake, contact the emergency medical services in the country you're in.

Get foreign travel advice on GOV.UK

What to do while you're waiting for help


  • stay calm, most snake bites in the UK are not serious and can be treated

  • keep the part of your body that was bitten as still as you can

  • lie in the recovery position if you can

  • take paracetamol for any pain

  • try to remember the colour and pattern of the snake to tell the doctor

  • take off any jewellery and loosen clothes near the bite, in case it swells


  • do not go near the snake, or try to catch or kill it

  • do not try to suck or cut the poison (venom) out of the bite

  • do not tie anything tightly round the part of the body where the bite is

  • do not take aspirin or ibuprofen, as they can make bleeding worse

What happens at the hospital

You will usually need to stay in hospital for at least 24 hours if you have been bitten by a snake.

The bite will be cleaned and bandaged. You may be given an injection to help protect you from tetanus.

If you were bitten by a poisonous (venomous) snake you will be treated with a medicine to fight the venom. This is given through a thin tube into a vein, called a drip.

Types of UK snake

Only 3 types of snake are found in the wild in the UK.

The adder is the only venomous snake, but you should get all snake bites checked as soon as possible.

Telling the doctors the colour and pattern of the snake that bit you could help them treat it.

Click to see images of the our three types of snake and what to do if you get bitten


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