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A child among the trees at Calke Abbey, Derbyshire
Exploring the new woodland at Calke Abbey, Derbyshire | © Chris Lacey
The Peak District & Derbyshire

New woodland walk at Calke Abbey

This peaceful three-mile walk takes you along the historic driveway and Tramway Trail of the Calke Abbey parkland into Casey's Plantation, a new area of woodland where over 10,000 young trees are beginning to thrive. Discover oak varieties, hornbeam, cherry, hawthorn, spindle and blackthorn.

Total steps: 7

Total steps: 7

Start point

Calke Abbey car park, grid ref SK366226

Step 1

From the main car park, follow the red waymarked route until you reach the historic driveway, opposite the green gates. Please take care walking alongside the driveway.

Step 2

Turn right onto the historic driveway and continue down the path until you reach a pedestrian gate, with a field gate to your left. Go through the pedestrian gate and follow the Tramway Trail. You'll soon pass through two pedestrian gates, before the path winds down into Heath End wood. Continue along the tramway, parallel to the road.

Step 3

You'll soon reach a large dip in the path, with a field and a pedestrian gate on your right. Go through the gate and immediately turn right through a gap in the hedge and up a small bank. You are now in Casey’s plantation. Follow the mown path through the plantation. There are several steps on this section of the walk.

Step 4

At the end of the plantation, you'll see a waymark and hedgerow in front of you. Turn left and follow the hedge line until you reach another hedgerow. Go through the gap in this hedge, where you'll see another waymark post.

Step 5

Turn right here and go over the stile. Follow the path directly ahead, keeping the hedgerow and trees on your right-hand side. Continue until you reach another stile, which takes you onto Staunton Lane. Please be aware of traffic on the lane.

Step 6

On Staunton Lane, immediately turn right and you'll see another field gate and a pedestrian gate onto a narrow track. Follow this track. Go through two more gateways before you emerge back into the parkland of Calke Abbey.

Step 7

Keep to the right of the main drive and follow it along the meadow. This will take you back to your starting point at the stableyards and main car park.

End point

Calke Abbey car park, grid ref SK366226

Trail map

Ordnance Survey map of the new woodland walk at Calke Abbey, Derbyshire
The new woodland walk at Calke Abbey, Derbyshire | © Crown copyright and database rights 2013 Ordnance Survey

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