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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

View of the west side of the house behind trees with blue skies above.
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Place

Calke Abbey 

The un-stately home and country estate

Derby, Derbyshire

Fully open today
View of Hardwick in spring from the ornamental orchard with blossom on.
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Place

Hardwick 

An Elizabethan masterpiece

Chesterfield, Derbyshire

Fully open today
Daffodils bloom outside the Hermitage at Kedleston Hall
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Place

Kedleston Hall 

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

Derby, Derbyshire

Fully open today
A child walking along a fallen tree holding an adult's hand with another child playing on a tree in the background
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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
A view over the Italian gardens at Ilam Park looking out to the hills of the White Peak with Thorpe Cloud in the distance
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Place

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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Place

Kinder, Edale and the Dark Peak 

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

Derbyshire

Fully open today
The Great White Cherry Tree (Prunus Tai-Haku) in Vicary Gibbs
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Place

Lyme 

Glorious house, surrounded by gardens, moorland and deer park

Stockport, Cheshire

Fully open today
A view of the water tower, positioned on a slight grassy hill with a large tree to the left at Staunton Harold
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Place

Staunton Harold 

Countryside space with wildflower meadows, woodland walks and open water

Melbourne, Derbyshire

Fully open today
A view of a bench between the trees surrounded by grass and overlooking the reservoir at Foremark
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Place

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
Trail
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.
Trail
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 lamb and ewe in the foreground with people walking up a hill in the White Peak area of the Peak District

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.

Visitors enjoying a picnic on a fallen tree on the family trail at Longshaw, Burbage and the Eastern Moors, Derbyshire

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 

The Easter weekend may be over, but we still have many Easter adventures happening at the places in our care. Each trail includes bunny ears, activities inspired by nature and a chocolate Easter egg to take home.

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

Event

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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on
14 Apr to 30 Apr 2024
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09:00 to 15:00
+ 16 other dates or times
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Spring Trail at Kedleston Hall 

Kedleston Hall, Derby, Derbyshire

Get a spring in your step with our spring themed family trail in Kedleston parkland and gardens.

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14 Apr 2024
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09:00 to 16:00
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Easter egg hunt at Longshaw 

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

This spring, treat the whole family to a world of adventure at Longshaw on an Easter trail.

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14 Apr 2024
at
09:30 to 15:00
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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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14 Apr to 30 Apr 2024
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09:30 to 17:00
+ 16 other dates or times
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Easter Adventures at Hardwick Hall 

Hardwick, Chesterfield, Derbyshire

With map in-hand follow and find each activity trail station through the gardens, don’t forget to stop for your chocolate egg at the end!

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14 Apr 2024
at
10:00 to 16:30
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Easter Egg Hunt at The Children's Country House at Sudbury 

The Children’s Country House at Sudbury, Ashbourne, Derbyshire

This spring, treat the whole family to a world of adventure at The Children's Country House at Sudbury on an Easter trail.

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on
14 Apr 2024
at
10:00 to 16:30
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Guided tours of Staunton Harold Church 

Staunton Harold Church, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire

Join a knowledgeable volunteer guide on a tour inside Staunton Harold Church. Hear stories of the Shirley family and see the decorative interior of this rare and important church.

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14 Apr to 27 Oct 2024
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10:30 to 11:30
+ 28 other dates or times
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Dovedale: Spring Highlight: Easter Adventures at Dovedale 

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

Calling all nature detectives, we're on the look out to spot 10 different animals of the White Peak. Can you help us figure out the footprints and find each animal?

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on
14 Apr 2024
at
10:30 to 15:00
Visitors walking among daffodils at Dora's Field, Ambleside, Cumbria

Where will you visit next?

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