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Derbyshire is a county in the East Midlands of England.

A large portion of the Peak District National Park lies within Derbyshire. It contains the southern extremity of the Pennine range of hills, which extend into the north of the county. Derbyshire also contains part of the National Forest.

It has borders with West Yorkshire to the north, South Yorkshire to the northeast, Nottinghamshire to the east, Leicestershire to the southeast, Staffordshire to the west and southwest, Cheshire also to the west and Greater Manchester to the northwest.

Kinder Scout, a moorland plateau and National Nature Reserve, at 636 metres (2,087 ft), is the highest point in Derbyshire. The lowest point at 27 metres (89 ft), is Trent Meadows, where the River Trent leaves Derbyshire. The River Derwent is the Derbyshire’s longest river at 66 miles (106 km) and runs roughly north to south through the county.

Derby is the United Kingdom’s most central city. It has the best of both worlds. A cultural base situated in the East Midlands and is on the edge of the Peak District National park.

Created: 27  November  2016  Edited: 7  December  2018

Wildlife in and around Derbyshire

Derbyshire Mammals

There are 52 species of mammals recorded as found near Derbyshire.

45 Khz Pipistrelle (Pipistrellus pipistrellus)
American Mink (Neovison vison)
Bank Vole (Myodes glareolus)
Brown Hare (Lepus europaeus)
Brown Rat (Rattus norvegicus)
55 Khz Pipistrelle (Pipistrellus pygmaeus)
Badger (Meles meles)
Brandt's Bat (Myotis brandtii)
Brown Long-Eared Bat (Plecotus auritus)
Chinese Barking Deer (Muntiacus reevesi)

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Derbyshire Birds

There are 306 species of birds recorded as found near Derbyshire.

Australian Ringneck (Barnardius zonarius)
Barn Owl (Tyto alba)
Black Swan (Cygnus atratus)
Black-Tailed Godwit (Limosa limosa)
Blackcap (Sylvia atricapilla)
Bar-Headed Goose (Anser indicus)
Bittern (Botaurus stellaris)
Black-Headed Gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus)
Blackbird (Turdus merula)
Blue Tit (Cyanistes caeruleus)

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