Walking in the park at Kedleston Hall
Enjoy one of our marked walks and discover some of the most peaceful and interesting parts of the park. Bring along the whole family, dogs included, for a stroll.
The north side of the lake, known as the wilderness, is the most natural part of the parkland. With a mixture of woods and pasture, it is home to some of the oldest veteran trees in Derbyshire.
Long and short walks
The long and short walks form part of Robert Adam's pleasure ground and were designed for the entertainment of ladies, with a winding path dotted with temples and follies. This year we're putting the finishing touches to the landscaping around the Hermitage which was restored last year.
Head into the woods to find our natural play area, our outdoor team have created a place for children's imaginations to run wild made completely out of sticks and wood from the surrounding woodland. See if you can make a giant nest or make a den out of the sticks you find.
This year we are resurfacing the long walk so there will be some disruption in the short term. Hopefully by the end of summer the whole paths will have a hardstanding surface to make Kedleston's long walk accessible all year round.
In spring, the walks boast a magnificent carpet of bluebells and white wood anemone, as well as views to the back of the house and across the parkland.
Walk along the edge of the lake and see a whole host of waterfowl including geese, swans, oyster catchers, herons and coots.