Plan your visit to the Derby Ram Trail

10/06/2021

30 colourful Rams have flocked to Derby City Centre and are waiting for you to discover them!

As Presenting Partner for the Derby Ram Trail we bring you the information to help you plan your visit to our beautiful city of Derby.

 

Planning your journey to the Ram Trail

There are numerous car parks located close to the Ram Trail and other options too depending on your favoured mode of transport.

Located adjacent to the inner ring road and with easy access to the main trunk roads and the M1, the Derby Ram Trail is easily reached by car. You will find excellent parking facilities in the city including multi-storeys, surface and on-street parking. For further information regarding car parks located in the Cathedral Quarter and St Peters Quarter BID areas click here.

Derby has direct rail services to a large number of destinations across the UK including London, Birmingham, Sheffield, Newcastle and Cardiff. The city’s train station is a perfect starting point for visiting the Derby Ram Trail as the eye catching ‘Railway Communities’ Ram is located just outside and allows you to RAMble through to the Derbion Centre taking in some other Rams along the way.

Derby is served by an extensive public transport network covering the East Midlands and beyond. The city’s modern bus station is located on Morledge in St Peters Quarter and is lucky to have the gorgeous ‘Memories Fade but Warmth Remains’ Ram situated outside as a great find for your first trail discovery!

Where can I pick up a Ram Trail Map?

The Ram Trail map can be collected from the following locations.

  • Derby Museum and Art Gallery
  • Museum of Making
  • Derby Sales and Information Centre.
  • Derby Bus Station

If you spot the Cathedral Quarter or St Peters Rangers, they will also be able to give you a copy.

The map can also be found on the free Derby Ram Trail App which can be downloaded to your smartphone from the App Store or Google Play. You can use the app to track down all 30 rams and add them to your trophy cabinet. Hidden with each ram are ART eFACT cards, where you can discover fascinating objects from Derby Museums’ collection.

How long does it take to walk the Derby Ram Trail?

Depending on your pace, the Ram Trail can take between 1.5-3 hours to complete if walking.

There is no time limit on how long you can spend viewing the trail and you can also indulge in lunch and a spot of shopping along the way!

Where can I eat and drink whilst visiting the Derby Ram Trail?

The Cathedral Quarter and St Peters Quarter BID areas are brimming with award winning pubs, cafes and restaurants for you to enjoy some refreshments along the way.

For a full list of hospitality businesses in Cathedral Quarter click here.

For a full list of hospitality businesses in St Peters Quarter click here.

If you are also in need of a bathroom break, public toilets can be found in the Derbion Centre or the Bus Station on the Morledge.

What else is there to do when I visit the Derby Ram Trail?

There are some fantastic shops in Derby with many of them being independent traders so you can shop for unique items! See the Cathedral Quarter and St Peters Quarter business directories for all the businesses in the areas!

You can currently purchase a Cathedral Quarter loyalty card in advance of your visit for the bargain price of £2.50, that’s half its usual price! The loyalty card entitles you to exclusive discount at many businesses in the city centre. To purchase, follow this link and enter the code RAMTRAIL at the checkout to claim the discounted price.

If you do make a purchase, don’t miss out of the chance to win £100 in shopping vouchers by entering our Ram Trail Receipt competition.

We also have some amazing cultural venues with Derby Museum and Art Gallery, The Museum of Making and Quad all located in the Cathedral Quarter BID area.

The Derby Ram Trail runs until 22nd August and is brought to you by Derby Museums, Wild in Art and the Cathedral Quarter Business Improvement District

 

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