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 are by pre-booking only. Some trails shown here will require a diversion. Ask at visitor reception for advice.

Lady with little girl on her shoulders enjoying a winter walk
Walking trail

Exploring Bess' grounds  

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

A frosty landscape across the Hardwick estate in Derbyshire
Walking trail

Hardwick's wider estate  

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

Winter sun and winter trees in the park at Hardwick
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.

Child playing with winter leaves in the gardens
Walking trail

The Duke and Duchess short walk 

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