Winter wildlife at Hardwick
As the frosty ground and cold air covers Hardwick, wrap up warm and discover the abundance of wildlife to see across the park.
Wildlife in the woods
Hardwick Hall is surrounded by beautiful park and woodland, amongst which you won't be hard pressed to discover wildlife. From the variety of trees including beech to the scurrying insects, birds or rabbits.
Wildlife at the ponds
Head to the park centre on the Hardwick Estate, a short drive away or a 20 - 30 minute walk from Hardwick Hall and 0.5 miles away from the Hardwick Inn pub to see the variety of wildlife at the ponds. Birds that often visit this area include ducks, geese and moorhens. The more elusive birds you may come across are woodpeckers and kingfishers.
Visit Hardwick Park to see the variety of wildife on the historical estate. The Park Centre can be found 0.5 miles from the Hardwick Inn or can be walked from the main car park down the hill. Watch out in icy weather and be sure to take your walking boots.