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Storm Ciara: closures and cancellations in Derbyshire


With Storm Ciara set to wreak havoc on the county, a number of attractions have already begun to batten down the hatches.

There is an amber weather warning in place – with the Met Office forecasting a spell of very strong winds. It warns disruption to travel is likely during Sunday 9th February.

Flying debris could lead to injuries or danger to life, whilst some damage to buildings – such as tiles blown from roofs – is also expected.

The Met Office cautions there may be power cuts, with the potential of other services such as mobile phone coverage being affected.

Here is what some of Derbyshire’s biggest attractions had to say regarding their plans for dealing with the extreme weather this weekend…



“Due to high winds forecast, Hardwick will be closed on Sunday. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.”


Calke Abbey

“Calke will be closed [on Sunday 9th February] including access to the parkland, because of the very high winds that have been forecast.

“We anticipate being open as usual from Monday, but please keep an eye on our Facebook page for any updates. Thanks for your understanding!”


Kedleston Hall

“Please note, the entire site will be closed this Sunday 9th February due to the high winds forecast. This includes the car park, parkland and all facilities.

“Please check the main website as other National Trust properties may be closed too.”


Sudbury Hall and the National Trust Museum of Childhood

“Due to high winds forecast [for Sunday 9th February] the Gardens and Adventure Playground will be closed.

“The Hall, Museum of Childhood, Tearoom and Shop will open as usual.”


Rosliston Forestry Centre

“Please be aware that with the impending arrival of Storm Ciara we will make a decision early on Sunday whether to close Rosliston to the public for your own safety

“If the winds are as high as forecast we will close the site until we can safely do a check for fallen trees and other hazards.

“Updates will be posted [on Facebook]. Thank you for your understanding.”


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