At the water's edge walk

Step into spring on this guided walk and take a closer look at the lost and forgotten features of Calke's ponds and waterways. Booking is essential for this walk.

  • Booking essential
  • Free event (admission applies)

We'll be stepping off the beaten track into the Deer Park to visit some of the ponds that you can't normally see. A wonderful opportunity to stretch your legs and spot the first signs of spring in the parkland.

Prices

Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
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Calke Abbey

Prices

Park and Gardens
Gift Aid Standard
Adult N/A £6.50
Child N/A £3.25
Family N/A £16.25

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points.

Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission
  • Standard Admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you a clear choice between the Gift Aid Admission prices and the Standard Admission prices at the admission point. It's entirely up to you which ticket you choose.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below:

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00

 

*Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

Please note...

The admission fee to the Parkland and Gardens applies to all non-members, whether arriving by car, bike or on foot. This supports vital conservation work in the outdoors at Calke Abbey, so that we can protect this special place for everyone, for ever. There is no car parking charge.

The House is now closed for the winter season and will re-open in March 2022.

The basics

Booking details
Call 01332 863822
Meeting point
This walk starts at Calke Explore. Look out for the rangers wearing red.
What to bring and wear
We recommend wearing suitable outdoor clothing and sturdy footwear, and waterproofs in case of wet weather. It may be muddy in some areas of the park.
Accessibility
This walk will cross uneven and potentially muddy fields, with steep banks to the water's edge. Unfortunately this route is not suitable for wheelchairs or buggies, and may be difficult for small children.

Contact Info

Name
Property office
Email
calkeabbey@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01332 863822

Upcoming events

Afternoon tea with Father Christmas - SOLD OUT

Tue 07 Dec 2021
16:00-18:00
Enjoy afternoon tea in the café and meet Father Christmas and his elves. Unfortunately this event is now SOLD OUT.

Calke Unlocked: a tour with a twist (age 14+)

Wed 08 Dec 2021
11:00-12:30
Museum tours not for you? Want to have a little fun with history instead? Introducing Calke Unlocked – an irreverent, behind-the-scenes house tour at Calke Abbey. Tours start in October, with more dates available throughout the year.

Breakfast with Father Christmas - SOLD OUT

Sat 11 Dec 2021
08:45-11:00
Enjoy a full English breakfast in the café and meet Father Christmas and his elves. Unfortunately this event is now SOLD OUT.

Christmas Markets in the Riding School

Sat 11 Dec 2021
10:00-18:00
Find festive inspiration at Calke's Christmas Markets, where you'll find plenty of gift ideas alongside heartwarming food and drink.

Christmas storytelling at Calke Abbey

Sat 11 Dec 2021
11:00-15:00
Cosy up in the sitting room of the mansion and listen as Father Christmas' elves tell you a festive story.

International Garden Photographer of the Year Exhibition, open from 17 Sept

Wed 15 Dec 2021
09:30-16:00
An outdoor photography exhibition set against the autumnal backdrop of Calke’s Walled Kitchen Garden and Orangery, featuring winners of the International Garden Photographer of the Year competition. Open every day from 17 Sept to 15 Dec.