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Chestnut Centre Conservation & Wildlife Park

Chestnut CentreThe Chestnut Centre is a nature centre and conservation park which lies off the A625 road between Chapel-en-le-Frith and Castleton.

The Conservation and Wildlife Park is set in 50 acres of landscaped grounds and is home, not only to a unique collection of birds and animals, but to many wild birds and mammals. The centre contains one of Europe's largest gathering of otters, 16 species of owls and other indigenous wildlife all in their natural surroundings including, buzzards, pine martens, polecats, red foxes, Scottish wildcats and deer.

.Throughout holiday times a nature quiz trail is available for children and families. Experienced animal keepers are on hand to share their knowledge. The centre also runs otter and owl clubs and has two classrooms in a former barn.

The coffee shop is open to both park visitors or passers- by. The gift shop stocks a wide range of unusual gifts to suit all tastes and pockets. During the summer months the centre stocks a range of interesting herbs, wild flowers and annual plants.


Turn off the Buxton-Manchester A6 road at Chapel-en-le-Frith, taking the A625 Castleton Road. The centre lies 2km along the road, on the left. From Sheffield, take the A6013 road to Castleton, go up the Winnats Pass, then turn right to follow the A625 towards Chapel-en-le-Frith.

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