Walks to explore at Hardwick

Discover our range of walks across Hardwick and pick one to suit you. Some of our routes will cross fields with livestock, please keep your dog on a lead at all times. PLEASE NOTE: Routes through our gardens and key visitor areas require an admission ticket.

A family walking through the woods in the autumn
Walking trail

Exploring Bess' grounds  

Explore the parkland to get a full flavour of Bess of Hardwick's estate.

Hardwick Hall from the ponds early spring
Walking trail

Hardwick's wider estate  

A 6-mile trail discovering parts of the estate often missed

Autumn display of conkers
Walking trail

In Bess' footsteps 

Discover features across the Hardwick estate from Bess' time, as well as those developed in the 400 years since her death.

A family walking through woodland on the Hardwick estate
Walking trail

The Duke and Duchess short walk 

The Duke and Duchess short walk is an easy route - great for young families.