Winter wanders in the White Peak

Cloud inversions are a regular sight for early risers across the White Peak

Bracing winter walks to blow the cobwebs away can be discovered when exploring Ilam Park, Dovedale and the White Peak through the colder months. Visitors will be rewarded with quiet landscapes and cool, crisp air to leave you feeling inspired and energised.

Ilam Park - 'a very good place to start'

Ilam Park makes an ideal base to ease you gently into exploring what the Peak District National Park has to offer, with many easy to follow routes beginning from the Italian Gardens located near the stableyard. You can either plan your walk using an OS map, download our map of the site here or click here for some of our downloadable walks.

Winter wanders wrapped up warm with friends
Winter wanders wrapped up warm with friends
Winter wanders wrapped up warm with friends

Reconnect to nature

Our outdoor spaces provide a much needed place to nurture our health and wellbeing, especially over the winter months when we get less daylight and sunshine. Take the time to cherish the time spent with your nearest and dearest and notice the nature all around you. The hustle and bustle can wait, savour mindful moments, picture perfect pauses and memories made in the beautiful countryside

Safeguard these precious places by taking all litter home, keeping dogs on leads to keep wildlife, farm animals and other visitors safe from disturbance, be kind to others you meet along the way and be respectful of our local communities by parking responsibly and safely.

Far reaching winter views at Ilam Park
Frosty views at Ilam Park
Far reaching winter views at Ilam Park

A cosy brew

Our Manifold Tea-room is open Monday - Sunday 10am - 4pm serving hot and cold drinks, pasty of the day, sausage rolls, one pot, jacket potatoes, scoop ice cream, cakes and other snacks. We are now able to safely accept your reusuable cups for any hot beverage, so please remember to bring these with you if having a brew to takeaway. Keep the the Peak District countryside a thriving haven for nature and for people by taking all litter home. Every warming drink enjoyed and every pasty devoured, directly helps to support our vital conservation work across the White Peak estate - thank you.

Head to the Manifold Tea-room for cosy cuppas and never-ending natter
Head to the Manifold Tea-room for cosy cuppas and never-ending natters
Head to the Manifold Tea-room for cosy cuppas and never-ending natter