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Hardwick estate

Hardwick is home to rare-breed Longhorn cattle © Jo Rawson

Hardwick is home to rare-breed Longhorn cattle

Hardwick estate, which surrounds the magnificent Hall, covers around 2,500 acres of parkland, woodland, wetland and farmland.

The area is managed by a dedicated team of outdoors staff, volunteers and farm tenants.

Keep an eye out for our Longhorn rare-breed cattle in the park.

Get closer to nature

The view definitely makes climbing hills at Hardwick worthwhile © National Trust/Robert Morris

The view definitely makes climbing hills at Hardwick worthwhile

Whether it’s a gentle stroll through ancient parkland, a peaceful day's fishing or a family picnic, there's plenty to do to make your day memorable.

Take time to discover the breathtaking views from the historic ponds, the wine glass or the footpaths beyond the motorway.

Bess of Hardwick angling club

There are beautiful views from the Hardwick park © National Trust/Robert Morris

There are beautiful views from the Hardwick park

Bess of Hardwick angling club has held the fishing rights for the Row Ponds for 50 years.  There is never a problem in selecting your favourite spot to fish, and the sport offer is varied. You will find many different species and size to suit your mood. The club holds many different activities including a 24 hour charity competition each summer.

Walks for health

Walks for Health take place Thursday mornings. They're a great way to meet people and explore Hardwick. Try our Yoga and Go Wild! Walks - details on our events page.

Family fun

Full of activities and facts, our garden and park Tracker Packs are really popular. Pick up yours at the Gatehouse and set off with your magnifying glass to discover more about Hardwick.

Gone fishing

Fishing membership is avaliable at Hardwick

Enjoy fishing at Hardwick in scenic and peaceful surroundings. Both day and season tickets are avaliable.

Call us on 01246 850430 or send us an email to find out more.

Hardwick Youth Rangers

Hardwick’s youth rangers working hard to create a new footpath © Jo Rawson

Hardwick’s youth rangers working hard to create a new footpath

Youth Rangers meet up once a month to help with a variety of activities in the park.

If you’re aged between 14 and 18, you can join in with building nest boxes, planting trees and much more. It’s an ideal opportunity to gain volunteering experience, as well as meeting new people while having fun.

Call 01246 851787 for more information.

Wonderful wildlife

Hardwick’s awarding winning wildlife watch group  © Jo Rawson

Hardwick’s awarding winning wildlife watch group

In partnership with the Derbyshire Wildlife Trust, Hardwick runs a Wildlife Watch Group once a month on Sundays.

We aim to inspire young people and their families to explore and enjoy the natural world.

Call 01246 851787 for more information.

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