History walks in the Midlands

These places meant something special to others, who walked, loved and knew them completely. Discover their stories and see the world around you with different eyes.

Sheep grazing in the fields with Park Seat in the distance
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Park Seat walk at Croome 

Follow meandering pathways along peaceful riverbanks and grazing pastures dotted with trees and swathes of wildflowers, in an idyllic landscape designed by 'Capability’ Brown.

Canons Ashby Miss Alice landscape walk intro
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Canons Ashby History Walk 

From decorative stonework in the village to land farmed by medieval monks, this walk is steeped in the past. But it’s not all history – there are hilltop panoramic views too.

View of Hardwick Hall from the southeast
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Walk in Bess’s footsteps at Hardwick 

Discover features from Bess of Hardwick's time, as well as those developed in the 400 years since her death, on an easy walk through the beautiful estate.

Canons Ashby Parkland tree trunk
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1,000 years of history at Canons Ashby 

Enjoy this short walk around our parkland and discover the fascinating history of Canons Ashby, set in this lovely hidden gem of South Northamptonshire countryside.