Family adventures this February

Winter walking

Make the most of the outdoors with family and friends this February half-term and explore the Peak District. Explore the limestone hills of the White Peak or test your navigational skills with our all year round orienteering course at Ilam Park.

Discover outdoor adventures with family and friends this February Half-term in the limestone hills of the White Peak. Be sure to pick up a '50 Things' wallchart from our shop at Ilam Park and see how many activities you can tick off. Will you find fossils on your way to Lover's Leap or play pooh sticks on St Bertram's Bridge? Grab your walking boots or wellies and your waterproofs and the adventures are endless whatever the weather.


 

Orienteering at Ilam Park

A different way to explore outdoors and burn off some energy - find your way around Ilam Park to locate 18 points in the parkland. Ideal for families and beginners. The course takes most families an hour to complete, but you can choose the pace of your adventure. Map available daily from the shop, 11 - 4. £1.50 per map.

See where you get to with our orienteering trail
Person with orienteering guide and compass
See where you get to with our orienteering trail

Brilliant Birds Trail

Winter is a great time for spotting birds. Look up high in the trees or stand quietly by the river, you may be lucky enough to spot a dipper or two swooping on to a rock on the river. How many birds will you spot as you explore Ilam Park on our self-led family trail. Our trail runs from the 15th - 23rd February and visitors can pick up a trail for £1 from the shop at Ilam Park between 11am - 3pm. Your visit helps us to plant more native trees across the White Peak landscape and look after this special place for years to come - thank you.

Spot dippers on the river
Dipper bird on the water
Spot dippers on the river


Free drop-in walks

Each Monday and Friday morning, our team of friendly volunteers lead walks in the local area, starting from the stableyard at Ilam Park. The two-hour walks start at 11am and the routes change each week, depending on weather conditions and seasonal highlights. All walks could include stiles, steps, hills and uneven ground, so please wear sturdy footwear and suitable clothing. Many of the fields in the area have grazing cows and sheep throughout the year, so walks may pass through livestock. There is no need to book onto the walk, just arrive ready for the 11am departure.

Catch up with friends and have a peaceful stroll around the White Peak
Catch up with friends and have a peaceful stroll around the White Peak
Catch up with friends and have a peaceful stroll around the White Peak