Conservation work at Calke Abbey

From wildlife conservation to vital building repairs, we're committed to preserving and protecting Calke Abbey's heritage. Take a look at some of the projects we're working on at the moment.

Waking the house after winter at Calke Abbey, Derbyshire

Winter cleaning in the house

While the house is closed for the winter season, the house team are busy with their winter cleaning and conservation. Find out what happens behind closed doors.

The Orangery at Calke Abbey in Derbyshire

Conservation in Calke's gardens

Every day, our gardeners get to work keeping the gardens looking and smelling great – but they’re also working hard to preserve the gardens and their fascinating history.

Grizzled Skipper Butterfly

Butterfly project at Calke Abbey

Calke Abbey is embarking on a project to reintroduce a rare butterfly species, the Grizzled Skipper, to the Calke Estate.

The Tramway Trail is a multi-use trail at Calke Abbey in Derbyshire

Calke Explore: A new outdoor hub for Calke Abbey

We've created new outdoor hub at Calke Abbey to give you more opportunities to get outdoors and closer to nature. Read all about the project here.

Dog walking at Calke Abbey in Derbyshire

Conserving the countryside at Calke

Every day, the rangers are working hard to keep Calke’s countryside alive. Find out more about their vital work in the great outdoors.