Duffield Parish Council purchased this 40-acre site between the mainline railway and the River Ecclesbourne in 1974. The Cricket club already had a pitch there and about 10 acres were let for grazing. The remainder was made into a recreational area with football and rugby pitches. The village Carnival and bonfire are held here every year, aswell as it being popular with dogwalkers on a daily basis. As part of Duffield’s Millennium celebrations the area used for grazing was let to the Millennium Meadow Committee which has created an award winning nature reserve with ponds and walks amid native trees and wild flowers, 13A.