Walking

Walking trail

Kedleston - long walk

Walking trail

This walk gives fantastic views of the gardens and the back of the Hall, and gives a good perspective of the size of Kedleston Park.

Map

Map route for Kedleston long walk

Start:

Car park

1

Follow the finger post signs in the car park through the small metal gate and into the gardens. Turn right and follow the path past the Pleasure Grounds.

2

Follow the path up the hill and walk through the tall metal 'House of Lords' gates, not the small metal gate on your left.

3

Continue up the hill and keep an eye out for The Hermitage on your left. Once you get to the top of the hill take in the grand rural vista that awaits you.

4

The path takes you out of the gardens and into Priest Wood. Follow the path along the top of the boundary line (or Ha Ha) and into the woodlands around the edge of the park. Continue through the woodlands until you skirt the other side of the parkland down to Upper Vicar Wood.

5

Continue down to Vicar Wood, then turn left at the bottom of the parkland and walk towards the river.

End:

Kedleston Hall

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Kedleston - long walk

Terrain

Slight inclines, woodland paths, rough walking, suitable for all abilities. Appropriate footwear required. Dogs under control welcome.

Kedleston - long walk

Contact us

Kedleston - long walk

How to get here

Address
Derby DE22 5JH
By train

Duffield 3½ miles; Derby 5½ miles.

By road

Aim for intersection of A52 / A38, and follow A38 (north). Take first exit (by Derby University) and continue along Kedleston Road towards Quarndon. Parking: 200 yards.

By bus

Service from Derby to Ashbourne, calls at the Hall summer Saturdays only, otherwise alight the Smithy, 1 mile.

By bicycle

On parkland roads only.

Kedleston - long walk

Facilities and access

  • Parking. 200 yards from house, admission fees apply