Things to see & do

Ilam Park

Ilam Park © NT

Ilam Park

Open all year, explore Ilam Park with the family and take in the far reaching views, discover paths through the woodlands and look out for wildlife by the river.

The Manifold Tea Room offers homemade lunches, cakes, ice creams and drinks, with views of Thorpe Cloud. Dogs on leads are welcome at Ilam Park too.



The Stepping Stones in Dovedale © NTPL/Jon Millar

The Stepping Stones in Dovedale

A favourite with families and walkers, you will find the famous Stepping Stones in Dovedale.

Dovedale is a National Nature Reserve, with wonderful wildflowers, wildlife and views.

Spot the fossils at Lover's Leap and explore the limestone caves.

Manifold Valley

The Manifold Valley © NTPL/National Trust

The Manifold Valley

Explore the Manifold Valley and its lush green grasslands, thick woodlands and limestone crags.

Climb up high for far reaching views or to discover Ecton Engine House on Ecton Hill.

Winster Market House

Winster Market House has been owned by the National Trust since 1906 © NTPL/National Trust

Winster Market House has been owned by the National Trust since 1906

Winster Market House was the first property to be acquired by the National Trust in the Peak District in 1906 for £50.

It is a lovely brick built listed building and is now an information room with interpretation panels and a scale model of Winster village.


Children exploring nature © National Trust

There are plenty of spaces to play, picnic or walk the dog at Ilam Park. Whatever the season you can explore outdoors with the family. Dovedale is an ideal spot for a picnic and a paddle.


Ecton Engine House

Ecton Engine House sits on top of Ecton Hill in the Manifold Valley. It was built in 1788 when large amounts of copper were mined here by the Duke of Devonshire.


The river Dove in Dovedale

There are loads of places to explore in the White Peak. Why not cross the stepping stones at Dovedale and then follow the River Dove, or come along on one of our weekly walks at Ilam Park?

School visits

Try orienteering in Ilam Park, compare landscapes in Dovedale or meet a Peak District farmer. A great introduction to the outdoors and the Peak District National Park.

50 things

Play pooh sticks in Ilam Park, hunt for fossils in Dovedale, or go birdwatching in the Manifold valley. There are loads of places to tick off some of the 50 Things list in the Peak District.


Mam Tor in the Peak District © Joe Cornish

We have lots of great spots to discover in the Peak District: