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.
- Event ticket prices
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:
|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.
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.
- 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.
- 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.