The ride goes on a traffic free path to Elvaston Country Park and returns by the same route.
Follow signs for Alvaston, Elvaston and Route 6.
Turning left on the other side
The brightly coloured Sustrans milepost gives clear directions and distances.
Here some of the lads are having a wheelie competition.
Ahead is the Derby Ring Road (Raynesway) and the path takes us beneath it.
Take the right hand path here.
A gentle climb to join the crossing path which joins Elvaston (left) to Alvaston (right).
Turn left after this gate.
Turn left as we reach the trees.
Ahead is a café and to the right (before the arch), a shop and some toilets.
Go through the arch on the right to see the formal garden side of the house.
Here is a video panorama of the formal garden.
This is the East elevation. looking out over the following view.
Exit the courtyard through this arch on the left of the main building and make your way to the lakeside.
Look back to see the East side of the Castle, which has only windows and no doors on this elevation.
Here is the lake.
And go through to the car park here.