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SDA Winter Walk at Hardwick Hall

Updated: Jan 21, 2023

Please join us on Sunday 22nd January for the Sheffield DA Winter Walk in the extensive grounds of one of Derbyshire's most historic and architecturally significant buildings, Hardwick Hall.

Hardwick Hall dates back to a 1587 commission by 'Bess of Hardwick', who, after Elizabeth I, was the wealthiest woman in Britain at the time. The 'old' hall was closely followed by the commissioning of the complementary 'new' hall in 1590, built in the fashionable Renaissance style and reputed to be more glass than wall, this hall was one of the earliest examples of a non-fortified dwelling and a clear and impressive demonstration of Bess' wealth.

Hardwick is a popular setting for walking, offering a range of options within the 2,500 acres of park and woodland.


Take junction 29 off the M1 and follow sign posts to NT Hardwick Hall. Car parking is £3.00 for the day or free for National Trust and English Heritage members.


Meet in the National Trust car park at 10:45am to start walking at 11:00am. The 3.5 mile walk will take approximately two hours. Wear suitable clothing and footwear for winter park and woodland.


Refreshments are available at the Hardwick Hall National Trust shop and restaurant. However feel free to bring a pack up with you, if required.

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