10 great walks near stately homes in Derbyshire and the Peak District
PUBLISHED: 09:24 09 July 2019 | UPDATED: 10:22 09 July 2019
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.
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.
The most famous building in the whole of the Peak District and Derbyshire, this walk around the Chatsworth estate is abundant in variety.
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.
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.
Explore the countryside around Tissington, the pretty estate village tucked away amid rolling hills whose well dressing tradition is world renowned.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This Elizabethan-style house was built in the 17th century and stands in 200 acres of woodlands, parkland and formal gardens.