Reviving Croft's Fishpool Valley

To celebrate the launch of two new walks through Fishpool Valley and the vital work our team have been doing to revive this historic landscape, we're inviting you to step back in time and see the valley brought to life.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event

Try our new walks through the valley, see the dam repairs in action, meet the team and find out more about the project and see the industrial history of the valley brought to life with horse logging, pole lathing, chestnut splitting and other traditional woodland crafts.

The basics

Children welcome
Dogs on leads are welcome.
What to bring and wear
Please wear suitable footwear as some of the paths can be very muddy.
The paths in Fishpool Valley are sloping and can be quite steep and muddy in places.
PLEASE NOTE: Entry is free on Saturday 7 September for Heritage Open Day. Normal admission charges apply on Sunday 8 September.


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
7 September 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
8 September 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available

Contact Info

Property Office
Call 01568 780246

Upcoming events

Visiteering: Conservation in the castle

Fri 24 May 2019
Why not come and volunteer as part of your visit to Croft? Have a go at cleaning items from the collection in the castle, find out what our house team get up to behind the scenes and participate in our vital conservation work.

Nature Art trail

Sat 25 May 2019
Connect with nature through art this May half term. See what weird and wonderful parts of wildlife you can discover throughout the gardens.

Croft during the Second World War

Sat 08 Jun 2019
2019 marks significant anniversaries of the Second World War, including 75 years since D-Day on 6 June and 80 years since the start of the war on 1 September. Discover more about Croft during the war and what life was like on the Home Front.

Our work in Fishpool Valley - Meet the ranger

Fri 21 Jun 2019
Join our countryside ranger for a wander through Fishpool Valley and learn all about our ambitious restoration project to revive and conserve this Picturesque landscape.

Forties music weekend

Sat 22 Jun 2019
Step back in time to the 1940s and sing along to music from the Home Front.

The land beneath your feet - geology walk

Sat 29 Jun 2019
Enjoy a guided geology walk with the Croft Castle geology champions.