Eating & shopping
Browse our cosy shop at Ilam Park stocked with seasonal gifts, walking guides and maps, toys, ice cream and picnic rugs. Our friendly shop volunteers are happy to recommend local walks and top places for a picnic.
Warm up with a hot drink and homemade cake in the Manifold tea room after your walk, or join us for lunch. Our tea room garden offers views towards Thorpe Cloud and Ilam church.
Free hot drink
Ask our café staff for a hot drinks loyalty card and collect stamps at all National Trust cafés when you buy a cup of coffee or tea. Collect nine stamps and get your tenth cuppa on the house.
Look out for the barn at the entrance to Dovedale, where you can buy souvenirs, maps as well as tasty ice creams. It may look like a traditional stone barn, but we'll let you in to a little secret... it's not made from stone and is actually on wheels so it can be removed from the valley at night!
Please note, the nearest National Trust car park to Dovedale is down the road at Ilam Park.