|The breath-taking view across to Dovedale from Ilam Park with the Italian Gardens in the foreground.|
Enjoy some free time on us this weekend. Visit Ilam Park and enjoy free parking all day on Saturday & Sunday 19th & 20th March 2011. Visit the National Trust Visitor Centre and shop and take a stroll around Ilam Park to discover the renovated zig-zag paths, the mysterious 'Boil Holes' and St. Bertram's Bridge. Explore Hinkley Wood and Paradise Walk before returning to the Manifold Tearoom for delicious, freshly-prepared lunches and cream teas. (Shop & Tearoom open 11am to 5pm)
The more adventurous can use Ilam Park as the base from which to start their walk through Dovedale or the Manifold Valley. Those with a head for heights can head for the top of Thorpe Cloud or Bunster Hill and enjoy spectacular views back over Ilam or north towards Hartington and beyond.
Whether it's a long walk or a stroll and a coffee, you're guaranteed to find something to enjoy in this special corner of the Peak District. And this weekend, it's on us!