GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Kedleston Hall Walk

2 miles (3.6 km)

Explore the 820 acres of parkland surrounding this country house near Derby in the Peak District. The landscape features grassy meadows, serpentine lakes, pleasure grounds, woodland and contoured hills with clumps of trees. There are also sculptures, a summer house and an orangery. The walk gives fantastic views of the gardens, the halland the surrounding countryside.
The hall is a classical Palladian mansion built for the first Baron Scarsdale in the mid 18th century. Inside there are grand state rooms with fine collections of paintings and original furniture.
The Centenary Way walking route runs just to the north of the grounds. You could pick this up and head towards Duffield or Brailsford to continue your walk. The Bonnie Prince Charlie Walk runs just to the south of the hall. Pick this up to head into Derby.

Postcode

DE22 5JH - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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Kedleston Hall OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Kedleston Hall Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Dog Walking

The parkland and gardens are a lovely place for a dog walk. There are also some nice woodland trails around the perimeter of the park which are a nice place to take the dogs. They do need to be kept on leads though.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Just to the south you'll find Darley Abbey Park. There's some fine trails around this expansive park which forms part of the widerDerwent Valley MillsWorld Heritage Site. Just to the south west if the hugely popular Markeaton Park.
To the easy you'll find Allestree Park. Here there's 320 acres of parkland surrounding the 19th century Allestree Hall.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Derbyshire Walks page.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

Kedleston Hall Gardens - geograph.org.uk - 1704897

Kedleston Hall Gardens

Boathouse bridge, Kedleston Hall - geograph.org.uk - 1274578

Boathouse bridge, Kedleston Hall

Boat House and Bridge - Kedleston Hall - geograph.org.uk - 1508223

Boat House and Bridge - Kedleston Hall. A view from the road leading out of Kedleston Park. The sun was hot enough for the sheep to look for the shade of a tree even in the late afternoon of a September day

Kedleston Hall bridge - geograph.org.uk - 376735

Taken from Kedleston Hall, this photograph shows the Richard Adam bridge over the lake.

Kedleston Hall - geograph.org.uk - 6316

The hall. Built in 1765 for the Curzon family Kedleston Hall sits to the west of Derby within an expanse of attractive parkland. It is looked after by the National Trust.

Siege Engine in basement Kedleston Hall - geograph.org.uk - 928425

Siege Engine in the basement of the Hall. French built Siege Engine abandoned at Kedleston by Bonnie Prince Charlie's Jacobite army on the retreat from Derby in January 1746.

Lion Statue Kedleston Geograph-2695548-by-Trevor-Rickard

Medicean Lion Statue

All Saints', Kedleston - geograph.org.uk - 1926063

All Saints church. The church is all that remains of the medieval village of Kedleston, razed in 1759 by Sir Nathaniel Curzon to make way for the magnificent hall we see today. The Curzon family has lived here for 700 years and their splendid memorials fill this worthy church.

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Memory Map Route

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