Explore outdoors this season at Ilam Park
Take in the views and fresh air on a walk in the Peak District this season. Catch a falling leaf, go on a spooky trail through the woods, or picnic with your pooch. Dogs on leads are always welcome at Ilam Park and Dovedale.
Top things to see and do this season at Ilam Park and Dovedale
- Take the family to Dovedale where you can spot fossils in the limestone rock, dippers and heron on the River Dove, and birds in the woodlands.
- Go on a Spooky Trail at Ilam Park this half term holiday where children can hunt for clues and make a muddy broth in the woods.
- Sit and relax in the garden by the Manifold Tea-room at Ilam Park with a cream tea and enjoy the far reaching views towards Thorpe Cloud. Dogs are welcome in the garden.
- Stay a little longer.. There is a caravan site, bunkhouse and large YHA youth hostel within Ilam Park, all family friendly and ideal for a weekend break.
- Have a go at orienteering at Ilam Park - the permanent course is family friendly and is available in all seasons and weather. Dogs on leads are welcome to join in too.
- Go on a walk with our team of friendly volunteers who lead walks in the local area every Monday and Friday morning. Walks start from Ilam Park stableyard at 11:00am and are free to attend. The Monday walk is 2hrs long, while on a Friday you can choose from a 2hr walk or 3hr walk. Dogs on leads are welcome too.
- Walk between Ilam Park and Dovedale - you'll find a free trail to guide you here. Spot the signs of the changing seasons along the way, as you cross the fields and pass through Ilam village. Don't forget your camera!
The route is unsuitable for buggies and prams due to the narrow stiles and gates along the way. The route can become muddy so please wear suitable footwear.