Exploring Ilam Park and Dovedale this winter

Wrap up and explore the Peak District this winter. With far reaching views and wildlife to spot, it's the perfect time to try out the new camera or walking boots you were given for Christmas, or just get some exercise with your dog.

Open daily for inspring walks, winter picnics and peaceful views

With the arrival of a new year, why not explore new places and discover more of the Peak District?

Ilam Park
Ilam Park is an ideal place to start a walk to the Manifold valley, the Stepping Stones at Dovedale or just a short stroll by the river in Ilam Park. The tea-room in the former stableblock at Ilam Park serves homemade cakes, lunches and hot drinks daily, 10.30am to 4pm. If you'd rather sit outside and enjoy the views towards Thorpe Cloud, you can borrow a cosy wool blanket.

Walk with us
Free drop in 2hr walks start at 11:00 every Monday and Friday at Ilam Park, a great way to discover the area with company and conversation. There is no need to book, just meet the friendly team of volunteers by the visitor centre on the day. Dogs are always welcome on the walks, all we ask is that they are kept on short leads during the walk. Walk routes change according to weather, so may include stiles, steps, hills and mud!

Winter views at Ilam Park
Winter views at Ilam Park

Photo opportunities
Don't forget your camera when you visit, there are plenty of intriguing and inspiring scenes to capture. Favourite spots for photos include: