There are walks from the farm gate whichever way you turn. You can go on a circular walk through Castern or Dovedale or walk over the hills to The Old Dog pub at Thorpe and fuel up for the walk back.
There are maps and trail suggestions in the cottages, or ask us for recommendations.
Walks and Trails Around Beechenhill Farm
See below for a few different ideas for great local walks and cycle routes.
- Ilam, Dovedale, Manifold Valley: Walks from the door
- 10 Great walks in the Peak District: Walking Trails
- Best hikes in the Peak District: 10 Adventures
- Guided audio walks for your smart phone: Peak District Audio Walks
National Trust Guided Walk Around Ilam
The Free Friday guided walks around Ilam are every Friday at 11:00am meet by the National Trust shop at Ilam Hall. This is until end of October.
Guided Tours of Ashbourne
Every Thursday and Saturday there are free and very popular guided tours of Ashbourne, at 11.00am from the Ashbourne Tourist Information Centre.
Walk your legs off!
You can walk in any direction from Beechenhill and find glorious views and secret places. Ilam village is settled in the heart of the National Trust's South Peak Estate, so much of the land around Beechenhill is open access.
Maps and guides
We have lots of OS maps (centred on Beechenhill Farm) to borrow and National Trust postcard walks to buy £1.
At Tittesworth Water, you can hire a 'Tramper' off road wheeled vehicle for a small fee. To discuss hiring it, please call 01538 300563. There are accessible trails around the reservoir and through the woods.
Other places to go and vehicles to hire can be seen here: Accessible Derbyshire.
Murder Mystery Themed Treasure Trail; 'Land of the Manifold'
We stock these Treasure Trails (£9.99). They are great fun for children and greater fun for adults- or so it seems! They take about two hours, and if you solve the mystery you stand a chance of winning up to £1,000.