New to 2021! For the first time, Haddon’s Medieval Private Park will be open to be enjoyed through our programme of guided ecological and historical walks and talks, and wellbeing classes.
Selected dates throughout the season – walks commence at 10.30am.
Booking essential – please see link below.
£25.00 per person (not suitable for children under 12 yrs)
Duration: 2-2.5 hours walking at a leisurely pace with frequent stops for observation
Distance: 2 miles max
Terrain: The walks include mixed and uneven ground underfoot ranging from tracks to grassy slopes – suitable footwear is essential and you will need to have a moderate level of fitness.
Ascent and Descent: Approximately 200 m of height is climbed to the plateau and then again back down to the valley.
Toilets are available in the Stable Block at the start and finish of your walk.
Please note that dogs are not permitted on these walks.
Whilst it is well known that Haddon is one of the great survivors of the Medieval age, it is less well known that its Medieval Park, that encircles the hall, has also remained largely undisturbed and is remarkable for its diversity of habitats, unaltered landscapes and stretches of ancient pasture.
Within the park today can be found many clues to its Medieval past and it is a place of exceptional biodiversity.
On our guided parkland walks, you will be escorted through this varied, ancient landscape and our guides will share with you their knowledge of the plant and animal species, some very rare, which live within it and will provide insight into how the park was managed in Medieval times for hunting, leisure, and support of the hall and its household.BOOK