Ilam Park, Dovedale and the White Peak

Historic Building and Park in Bakewell

Ilam Hall
Attribution / Rob Bendall

Ilam Park is situated on the picturesque bank of the River Manifold, nestled amidst steep hills. It offers visitors the chance to explore a stunning formal Italian Garden, enjoy panoramic views of Thorpe Cloud and Bunster Hill, and take leisurely walks through enchanting ravine woodlands. Ilam Hall, which is under the management of the YHA, serves as a youth hostel, adding to the park’s charm.

Dovedale, a National Nature Reserve, is a treasure trove of natural wonders. Here, ancient ravine woodlands, vibrant wildflowers, imposing limestone crags, and diverse wildlife captivate the senses.

The White Peak region is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts. Its expansive countryside invites exploration along a network of pathways and bridleways that traverse the scenic Manifold Valley, Ecton Mine, Stanton Moor Edge, Miller’s Dale, Ravenstor, and High Wheeldon.

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Visiting Ilam Park, Dovedale and the White Peak


Park: Daily 9am to 7pm



Address: Ilam Park, Dovedale and the White Peak
Duration: 20 minutes

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