Step in to summer
Enjoy some freedom and take in the far reaching views across Derbyshire and catch glimpses of Hardwick Hall, when you explore one of the longer circular walks from the estate.
After the spring flowers across the parkland and woodland have faded for another year, it’s time for the grass to really get growing and leaves on the trees become lush and abundant with insects. All the spring new-borns grow stronger and are adjusting to life coping by them as they graze and feed on the estate.
Dragonflies and damselflies hum and hover around the ponds on the lookout for food, whilst butterflies and moths dance in the air soaking up the warm sun. If you’re lucky, a grass snake may appear slithering through the undergrowth or swimming in one of our ponds, there really is so much to see all over the estate.
As the new fishing season begins on 16 June, enjoy the longer and warmer days relaxing near Miller’s Pond or Great Pond.
Why not pack a picnic and make a day of it?