PLEASE NOTE THAT FOR SUMMER AND AUTUMN 2018 THE SITE IS CLOSED TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC.
WORKSHOPS, VOLUNTEERING AND EVENTS ARE STILL RUNNING AS SCHEDULED.
PLEASE DO NOT COME ON SITE OUTSIDE OF THESE TIMES, FOR HEALTH AND SAFETY REASONS.
THERE IS NO SITE HIRE EITHER DURING 2018 SORRY.
From winter 2018 Whistlewood will be open to the public for pedestrian access as normal.
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 Bank 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 building or pear orchard in Stafford’s Wood out of respect for the privacy of our neighbours.
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