Calke abbey


I love walking around Calke. This is a local one for me and is luckily, right on my door step. It can get quite busy at weekends but if you aren't too far away then hitting this place in the evening can be a real treat. I thoroughly love going for long walks around the park when the visitors and National Trust members have headed home. 

You can go on many routes here if you fancy a walk or you can just bring your picnic basket and pop open a bottle of Prosecco with your strawberries and cream (and of course a pork pie!)

This route below is called the Tramway Trail. It is a great route a pleasant stroll. It is great for dogs and you only encounter sheep every so often meaning your dog can roam free for most of the way. 

Picture courtesy of National Trust


There are many great walks around the park. Another one of my favourites is this 40 minute meander. This is a great, flat, dog friendly walk that takes you through ancient woodland and really shows off Calke's history. Pop it on your 'to walk' list and enjoy.