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gatesWhistlewood is open to the public for pedestrian access.

Please no dogs as we are growing food at ground level and children play on the site.  On some occasions (during paid events) a charge may be made for entering the site.

Whistlewood Common is situated on Melbourne Common between Melbourne and Ticknall.  The postcode for finding it is DE73 8DH.  This is not a postal address. You can find us almost opposite the Dovesite Business Park – look for the gates.  If you walk down the track, the entrance to Whistlewood is half way down on the right. Alternatively if you are walking from Melbourne you can walk down Riding Bank (at the top of Robinson’s Hill, near Melbourne Sports Park/Rec), continue down riding back to the bottom of Stafford’s wood and then turn left back up to Whistlewood’s gate (see map below).  Please do not walk via the aircraft hangar or pear orchard in Stafford’s Wood out of respect for the privacy of our neighbours.

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Whistlewood Common

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Whistlewood Common 52.817900, -1.449080 Whistlewood Common, Melbourne Common DE73 8DH

BUSES/PARKING: We have on-field parking for events and workshops, but that is weather dependent.   Public access to the site does not include access to parking.

The Number 2 bus service operates between Derby and Swadlincote.   You can plan your route using this website. http://redplanet.travel/#|Melbourne,%20Derby,%20Derbyshire%20DE73,%20UK