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10 great walks near stately homes in Derbyshire and the Peak District

PUBLISHED: 09:24 09 July 2019 | UPDATED: 10:22 09 July 2019

Haddon Hall by Paul Hargreaves

Haddon Hall by Paul Hargreaves

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Derbyshire and the Peak District is full of historical and grand buildings, this selection of walks pass by som eof the most significant in the region.

Hardwick Hall by Joyce HolmesHardwick Hall by Joyce Holmes

Hardwick Hall

In a scenic landscape of regal standing, Bess of Hardwick built a palace with as many windows as possible. From this elevated position she could admire her kingdom and glorious panoramic views. Hardwick is now in the ownership of the National Trust and this allows you to enjoy what Bess created.

Click here to view the details of the Hardwick Park walk

Chatsworth House by Ian MolyneuxChatsworth House by Ian Molyneux

Chatsworth House

The most famous building in the whole of the Peak District and Derbyshire, this walk around the Chatsworth estate is abundant in variety.

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Ilam Hall by Sally EdwardsIlam Hall by Sally Edwards

Ilam Hall

The National Trust owned Ilam Park is one of the most popular destinations in the White Pak, once a statley home, the Grade II listed building now serves as a Youth Hostel.

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Riber Castle by Sally MoseleyRiber Castle by Sally Moseley

Riber Hall

Riber Castle, a Victorian folly built by John Smedley from where he could oversee his famous hydro on Matlock Bank, lies just behind the 16th century Riber Hall.

Click here to view the details of the Lea and Dethick walk

Tissington Hall by Ashley FranklinTissington Hall by Ashley Franklin

Tissington Hall

Explore the countryside around Tissington, the pretty estate village tucked away amid rolling hills whose well dressing tradition is world renowned.

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Snowdrops at Stanshope Hall by Sally MoseleySnowdrops at Stanshope Hall by Sally Moseley

Stanshope Hall

This walk is bst in the Spring when you can experience the wonderful display of snowdrops at Stanshope Hall, but the ancient path with scenic views can be enjoyed all year round.

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The lakes at Melbourne Hall by Sally MoseleyThe lakes at Melbourne Hall by Sally Moseley

Melbourne Hall

Melbourne Parish Church is probably the most famous building in this Derbyshire market town, but Melbourne Hall, a stately home with a grand formal garden is well worth a visit.

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Lyme Park summer by Sean NolanLyme Park summer by Sean Nolan

Lyme Hall

Over in the Cheshire side of the Peak District, Lyme Park offers a number of walks in its extensive grounds where you can spot deer and quirky follies.

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The Gardens at Haddon Hall by Simon BullThe Gardens at Haddon Hall by Simon Bull

Haddon Hall

Set off from Bakewell and take a lovely walk along beautiful Lathkill Dale and pass Haddon Hall, considered to be the best example of a medieval manor house in England.

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Elvaston Castle by Sally MoseleyElvaston Castle by Sally Moseley

Elvaston Castle

This Elizabethan-style house was built in the 17th century and stands in 200 acres of woodlands, parkland and formal gardens.

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