Welcome to Darley Abbey

Welcome to the Darley Abbey website - a local information portal for Darley Abbey and its community.

Darley Abbey is a small historical village situated between the outskirts of Derby City and the Derbyshire Dales, at the heart of England.

Like Darley Abbey on Facebook.

Follow Darley Abbey on Twitter.

Latest News & Events

Darley Abbey Ghost Walk

We have added some new dates to the Darley Abbey ghost walk due to demand. 160 people have joined us on our March and April walks, raising over £1,300 for Rainbows Children's Hospice. The Darley Abbey Ghost...  More >>

Darley Abbey Day 2017

Darley Abbey Day 20th June 2017 from 11 am to 11 pm. The 6th biennial Darley Abbey Day will feature all the usual favourites plus much more. The opening in the church scarecrow competition open...  More >>


Sunday 21st May 2017, 2 - 4 p.m. at Darley Abbey Methodist Church Hall. Join us for a companionable afternoon of old fashioned storytelling and cream teas. After your meal, traditional storyteller...  More >>

Blue Plaque erected to Thomas Evans on the Long Mi...

Yesterday, 25th January, a new Blue Plaque was unveiled on the Long Mill in Darley Abbey to honour the life of Thomas Evans who founded the Boar Head cotton spinning mills in the village in the 1780s. Derby's...  More >>

APPEAL!!! Nature Reserve Information

Is anyone interested in producing a report/document/leaflet containing the history and development of the Darley and Nutwood Nature Reserve in Darley Abbey. If you check, currently it does not appear on any map as if...  More >>

Two way cycling proposed for Darley St and New Roa...

The City Council has put forward proposals to allow cyclists to cycle against the flow of traffic in both Darley Street and New Road which are currently one-way streets. The Council timed the consulatation period...  More >>

Incinerator proposal for Alfreton Road premises

In October 2016 a planning application was submitted to Derby City Council by Envirofusion Ltd to build and test a waste incinerator plant (including the erection of a 20 metre high chimney) on Alfreton Road (to the rear...  More >>

Save Allestree Library

Do YOU want a library in Allestree? Derby City Council have plans to save money by limiting the library provision in the City. 4 options have been proposed: A. Keep open Alvaston, Local Studies,...  More >>

North Avenue appeal decision - Residents Triumph

Team effort protects World Heritage Site A Planning Inspector has refused Planning Permission for the development of land in Darley Abbey, because it is unnecessary, would harm the World Heritage Site,...  More >>

North Avenue appeals hearing concludes

The Public Inquiry into the two Appeals has now finshed and the Inspector is making his deliberations and we should hear the decision within the next feww weeks. In the meantime this is a report on what happened at the...  More >>

Recent Activity