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Walking Trail- Discover Spring at Hardwick walk

Walking trail

A delightful short walk in the upper park at Hardwick, taking in the signs of spring amongst the atmospheric woodland and ancient park. Pop into the garden on the route and explore the fairy houses and spring flower beds.

Family in the orchard surrounded by daffodils

Map

Map route for Hardwick Duke and Duchess short walk

Start:

Hardwick Visitor Reception

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You have the option of enjoying the spring garden on this trail- make sure you get your hall or garden ticket from the visitor reception first. Starting from Visitor Reception, take the path into the wood past the ‘Welcome to Upper Park’ sign.

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Follow the path through the wood, carrying straight on at the gate into the car park.

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Walk down the steps, turning left at the gap in the handrail (approximately 3 steps from the bottom) and follow the path until you come to a gate.

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Through the gate, bear slightly left and walk across the grass towards the trees. When you are between the two avenues of trees, turn left towards the hall and enjoy the view!

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Walk towards the hall until you meet the access road. From here you have a choice of route:

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Longer route including garden(1.5 miles) – Turn right and follow the road round to the T-junction. Turn left and follow the stone wall that surrounds the gardens and Hall. You'll reach the Gatehouse where you can get a great view of the Hall. Pop into the garden or continue to follow the stone wall until you reach the Stableyard.

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For a shorter return – Turn left and follow the road back to the car park. (1 mile).

End:

Hardwick Stableyard

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Walking Trail- Discover Spring at Hardwick walk

Terrain

Woodland paths including steps and grassland. Some areas likely to be muddy after rain. Please keep dogs on leads near livestock.

Walking Trail- Discover Spring at Hardwick walk

Contact us

Walking Trail- Discover Spring at Hardwick walk

How to get here

Address
Doe Lea, Chesterfield, Derbyshire S44 5QJ
By train

Chesterfield, 7 miles.

By road

8 miles south-east of Chesterfield, via A6175. Leave M1 exit 29, follow brown signs. SatNav: S44 5RW.

By foot

Rowthorne Trail, Teversal Trail.

By bus

From Chesterfield, alight Glapwell 'Young Vanish', 1.5 miles.

Walking Trail- Discover Spring at Hardwick walk

Facilities and access

  • Parking: 600 spaces (NT members free)
  • Park, Garden, Shops and Restaurant open daily 9 - 6. May close earlier if weather bad in winter months
  • Hardwick Hall open Feb - Nov, Weds - Sun 11- 5. For Christmas opening please see website