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Peak District and Derbyshire

Explore the wind-swept peaks and far-reaching views of the first National Park or visit the wider county of Derbyshire for historic houses, fragrant gardens and wild countryside adventures.

Places to visit

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Top places to visit in the Peak District and Derbyshire

The parkland in January at Calke Abbey, Derbyshire
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Calke Abbey 

The un-stately home and country estate

Derby, Derbyshire

Partially open today
The south elevation of Hardwick Hall in winter light with the formal gardens in front. The sun highlights all the details of the hall.
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Place

Hardwick 

An Elizabethan masterpiece

Chesterfield, Derbyshire

Fully open today
Adams bridge ridge in the snow at Kedleston
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Kedleston Hall 

18th-century mansion with Adam interiors, colonial history and vast parkland

Derby, Derbyshire

Fully open today
A red deer stag with large antlers looing head on at the camera while standing on the moors at Longshaw
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Place

Longshaw, Burbage and the Eastern Moors 

Excellent walking country with ancient woods and tumbling streams

near Sheffield, Derbyshire

Fully open today
Winter at Ilam Park overlooking Bunster Hill and Thorpe Cloud
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Ilam Park, Dovedale and the White Peak 

The White Peak, including Ilam Park, Dovedale, and Hamps and Manifold Valleys

Ashbourne, Staffordshire

Fully open today
Two children dressed in coats and hats standing on large stones on Kinder scout with moorland in the distance .
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Kinder, Edale and the Dark Peak 

Heather-clad moors of Kinder, to the gritstone tors of Derwent Edge

Derbyshire

Fully open today
Family relaxing in the colourful National Trust deckchairs on the lawn in front of house the at Lyme Park, Cheshir
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Lyme 

Glorious house, surrounded by gardens, moorland and deer park

Stockport, Cheshire

Fully open today
Image shows a path next to trees leading up to the water tower at Staunton Harold.
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Staunton Harold 

Countryside space with wildflower meadows, woodland walks and open water

Melbourne, Derbyshire

Fully open today
Image shows a bench overlooking the reservoir next to a tree trunk.
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Foremark 

Nature reserve with woodland walks, grass heathland and open water

Derbyshire

Fully open today

Walking in Derbyshire and the Peak District

Get outdoors and enjoy some of the most spectacular walks in the country

Two hills in the background and rolling green fields with grazing sheep in the foreground on a sunny winter day
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Trail

Ilam Park to Wetton circular walk 

A scenic walk from Ilam Hall and Park that goes via the River Manifold and River Hamps, taking in stunning views of limestone rock formations on the way.

Activities
Walking
DistanceMiles: 10 (km: 16)
A steep sided mountain with a valley below in low early evening light. Two walkers in silhouette are just about discernible on the top of the mountain.
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Trail

Mam Tor circular walk 

This circular walk from Mam Tor in the Peak District takes in some of the most dramatic scenery in the Edale Valley.

Activities
Walking
DistanceMiles: 3 (km: 4.8)
A walker in the snow at sunset from Mam Tor, Peak District, Derbyshire

See all the walks near you 

Discover the best walking routes around the Peak District and Derbyshire for walkers of all abilities, from peaks and lakeside paths to expanses of moorland.

Family friendly days out in Derbyshire & Peak District

Make memories with your family in the special places we care for in the Peak District and Derbyshire, whatever the weather. There's plenty to explore, from cycle trails and organised activities to a country house designed specially for younger visitors.

A mother with a teal coat and bright yellow backpack, holding her young son with light brown hair, reaches for a grey statue in the gardens, with the sand-coloured Hardwick Hall seen in the backdrop.

Family-friendly places to visit in the Peak District and Derbyshire 

Explore the Peak District and Derbyshire with your family, including outdoor play areas and a country house designed specially for younger visitors.

A family walk along a garden path surrounded by daffodils

Easter egg hunts 

Easter is just around the corner and we've got plenty of Easter adventures at the places in our care. Find a trail near you and pick up your prize.

What's on in Derbyshire

Family exploring the gardens at Hardwick, Derbyshire

Events in the Peak District and Derbyshire 

Join in a host of seasonal adventures and events for all ages at places near you. Find out what's on and what’s coming soon.

Get involved

A photo of a volunteer dressed in a hooded coat and wearing gloves looking at a sphagnum moss plug with volunteers working in the background

Volunteering in the Peak District and Derbyshire 

There are lots of ways to get involved and make a difference as a volunteer in the Peak District and Derbyshire, from conserving nature to telling the stories of historic houses and estates.

Two children walking down the stone steps outside the south front at Kedleston Hall, Derbyshire.
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Supporter groups in the Peak District and Derbyshire 

Find out about the supporter groups you can join in Derbyshire and the Peak District. Choose from the Peak District Centre, Mudlarks NTV Group, East Midlands NTV Group, Sheffield Association, South Derbyshire NTV Group and the Derby & District Members’ Group.

Sustainable Travel

A family cycling along a track on the Tramway Trail at Calke Abbey, with autumnal trees and fallen branches in the background
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Sustainable travel in the Peak District and Derbyshire 

There are a number of sustainable options for travelling to and from the places in our care in the Peak District & Derbyshire, whether you’re looking to travel by train, bus, bike or foot. Here’s a little more information that can help you plan your visit.

Upcoming events

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Orienteering at Kedleston Hall 

Kedleston Hall, Derby, Derbyshire

Available daily, explore more of the parkland at Kedleston with a family friendly orienteering course. Using a map, choose your own route to find your way.

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24 Feb to 30 Apr 2024
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09:00 to 15:00
+ 66 other dates or times
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Go Wild for Winter Trail 

Kedleston Hall, Derby, Derbyshire

This February half-term get togged up for the weather and stuck in with an array of winter-themed activities. Fun for all the family.

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24 Feb to 25 Feb 2024
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09:00 to 15:30
+ 1 other date or time
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Blossom arch at Calke Abbey 

Calke Abbey, Derby, Derbyshire

Blossom is arriving early this season, with an ever-blooming arch in the Pleasure Grounds.

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24 Feb to 30 Apr 2024
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09:30 to 16:00
+ 66 other dates or times
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Winter signs of life trail at Calke Abbey 

Calke Abbey, Derby, Derbyshire

Looking for half term activities for the kids? Go on a nature adventure at Calke Abbey.

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24 Feb to 25 Feb 2024
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09:30 to 16:00
+ 1 other date or time
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February Half Term 

Hardwick, Chesterfield, Derbyshire

From natural play to family trails, there’s something new to explore (and learn) at Hardwick Hall this half term!

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24 Feb to 25 Feb 2024
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09:30 to 16:30
+ 1 other date or time
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Ilam Park Winter: Sensory Trail 

Ilam Park, Dovedale and the White Peak, Ashbourne, Staffordshire

Discover Ilam Park through your senses, looking for sights and sounds and sensory experiences that connect you to nature in winter

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on
24 Feb to 25 Feb 2024
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10:00 to 15:00
+ 1 other date or time
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Half Term: Longshaw Deer Trail 

Longshaw, Burbage and the Eastern Moors, near Sheffield, Derbyshire

Discover what it's like to be one of Longshaw's wild deer with a fun family sensory trail.

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on
24 Feb to 25 Feb 2024
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10:00 to 15:30
+ 1 other date or time
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Dovedale Winter: Half Term Scavenger Hunt 

Ilam Park, Dovedale and the White Peak, Ashbourne, Staffordshire

Be a detective and search the beautiful landscape with its towering ravines for items that match the descriptions on your trail sheet.

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on
24 Feb to 25 Feb 2024
at
10:30 to 15:00
+ 1 other date or time
Family walking down the main drive with lady in a tramper at Shugborough Estate, Staffordshire - CTA crop only

Where will you visit next?

Discover lots of gardens, historic houses, days out at the coast and more.