Things to see & do

Ilam Park

The Italian Garden at Ilam Park © National Trust

The Italian Garden at Ilam Park

Explore Ilam Park with the family and take in the wonderful views, discover paths through the woodlands and look out for wildlife along the way. The Manifold Tea Room offers homemade lunches, cakes, ice creams and drinks, with views of Thorpe Cloud.


Places to see

Get active in the outdoors this spring © John Millar

Get active in the outdoors this spring

The White Peak is packed to the brim with stunning scenery and majestic wildlife. These are just a few of the wondrous places to visit in this area of the Peak District.

Visitors range from walkers, cyclists and cavers, to artists, photographers & writers. There is something for everyone here.


Dovedale © John Millar


Explore the crags, caves, spires and deep limestone ravine of this iconic landscape.

With historical twists, romantic turns and pleasant surprises Dovedale provides an idyllic enchantment for all who visit it.

Winster Market House

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

Manifold Valley

Manifold Valley © Andrew Butler

Manifold Valley

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

Climb to the top of the gorge to look down into the valley and picture the steam engines smoke that used to plume through the valley.


Birdwatching 50 Things 

24 July - 14 Sept 11am - 5pm

Explore Ilam Park this summer with a self guided trail just for families. Includes great places for den building, wildlife spotting and space to play. £1 per trail map.


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 drop in walks at Ilam Park?


Do you enjoy treasure hunts? Have you ever tried out a geocache trail?

We have a great trail near Ilam Park as well as one in the Dark Peak and one at Longshaw.

School visits

Are you a teacher? Why not bring a group of children or students down to Ilam Park for a fun and educational day out.

50 things

Here's a little secret: the Great Outdoors really is great! It's full of crazy creatures and adventures. So we've tracked down the 50 coolest outdoor things to do before you're 11¾, can you handle it?


Mam Tor in the Peak District © Joe Cornish

We have lots of great things across the Peak District, see our other pages for details: