Walk and explore
Join us for endless walk opportunities and far reaching views this season in the Peak District.
There is still time to enjoy a picnic, play outdoors and explore the Peak District. With endless walking opportunities and far reaching views, join us to explore the limestone hills and valleys this month.
Relax with a view and a brew
Open daily, the Manifold Tea-room at Ilam Park offers a range of lunches, cakes and drinks which can be enjoyed indoors or outside in the garden with views towards Thorpe Cloud.
Walk with us!
Join us on a free walk to explore the local area - starting at 11:00 every Monday and Friday by the visitor centre at Ilam Park. On a Monday our walk leaders will take you on a 2 hour walk and on a Friday you can choose from a 2 hour walk or a 3 hour walk.
Dogs are welcome on all of these walks but must be kept on a lead. Walks may go through fields with sheep, lambs and cattle. Walks may include stiles, steps, hills, mud and the stepping stones.
A piece of hidden history
As part of Heritage Open Days, the Ecton Mine Engine House will be open on Saturday 10 September 2016 for you to take a look inside. Find out how this building on the top of Ecton hill was used by the Duke of Devonshire when the mine was in use, and its life after the miners departed. No booking needed. Open 1pm - 4pm.
Try out Nordic walking at Ilam Park
Look out for our free taster sessions taking place at Ilam Park - a great opportunity to try out Nordic walking for the first time.
Have a spooky family adventure in the woods
The Spooky Trail returns to Ilam Park for more spooky surprises and challenges for families. Pick up a trail map from the shop between 22 October - 30 October and if you complete the walk you'll be rewarded with a spooky biscuit on your return! No booking needed, just turn up, in fancy dress or not!
Last minute trip away in the caravan?
The small and peaceful caravan site at Ilam Park is open until the end of October, an ideal base for walks and exploring the Peak District.