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Hardwick Hall Country Park Sedgfield Walk

2 miles (3 km)

This large ornamental park surrounds a fine 18th century hall and is located in Sedgefield in County Durham. Hardwick includes a 17-acre lake and a number of ornamental features, including temples, grottoes and follies. There are woodland trails and a lovely waterside path around the lake to enjoy. There is also a visitor centre, gift shop and cafe.

Postcode

TS21 2DN - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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Hardwick Hall Country Park OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Hardwick Hall Country Park Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Pubs/Cafes

There's a good on site cafe in the visitor centre serving home made soups, sandwiches, scones, pies and cakes.

Dog Walking

The park makes for a great dog walk but please keep them on leads.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

The Sedgefield Walk starts in the nearby town and visits the hall before heading to Bishop Middleham. Here you will find good wildlife spotting oppotunites at Castle Lake and the site of Middleham Castle. It's a nice way of further exploring the interesting and attractive area surrounding the hall.
For more walking ideas in the area see the County Durham Walks page.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

Hardwick Hall Country Park - geograph.org.uk - 1070904

A view along the Grand Terrace, a gravel path north of the lake. Hidden from view but in the near distance is a small circular pond providing a "mid point" along the terrace.

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Neptune sculptureon the lake

Hardwick Park - geograph.org.uk - 425216

Hardwick Park in the spring of 2007. A grand house has stood at Hardwick since Medieval times, but it was only in 1748 that John Burdon, a wealthy Tyneside businessman bought the estate that an extensive programme of building and landscaping was initiated. The Hall is now a Hotelwhilst the southern part of the park is a country park managed by Durham County Council. This photo shows the meadows and an old avenue of trees in the eastern part of the Park on what was probably an old carriage drive between Sedgefield village and the Hall. The Sedgefield By-pass runs in front of the trees in the distance, with the gates to the Hotel beyond.

Hardwick Hall Country Park - geograph.org.uk - 11157

Hardwick Hall Country Park. Scattered trees in this part of the country park. Sheep and cattle graze on the open ground here.

Hardwick Hall Country Park - geograph.org.uk - 1070904

A view along the Grand Terrace, a gravel path north of the lake. Hidden from view but in the near distance is a small circular pond providing a "mid point" along the terrace.

Hardwick Park temple - geograph.org.uk - 256219

Hardwick Park temple. Under renovation, and viewed from Hardwick Hall Hotel.

Video

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Memory Map Route

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