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Ilam Park is a 158-acre country park situated in Ilam, on both banks of the River Manifold five miles (8 km) north west of Ashbourne, England. It is a great place for families and dog walkers, with gentle riverside walks and the popular Manifold Tea-room garden coupled with deckchairs to lean back and enjoy the far reaching views across the Italian Gardens towards Dovedale.

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Thorpe Cloud

Thorpe Cloud

1.88km from Ilam Park

Thorpe Cloud is an isolated limestone hill lying between the villages of Thorpe and Ilam on the Derbyshire. Thorpe Cloud rises straight up from the River Dove at Dovedale and reaches a height of 942ft. Its distinctive conical shape viewed from Dovedale gives the hill a mountainous feel. This small hill can be climbed from the Dove Dale car park. It's a short climb on good footpaths with the reward of wonderful views over the beautiful Dovedale.

Dovedale

Dovedale

1.93km from Ilam Park

Dovedale is a beautiful valley and known for the River Dove and its impressive limestone ravines, but the most iconic part of a trip to Dovedale has to be the picturesque stepping stones. The geology of Dovedale consists largely of limestone rock, which over the years has been cut into craggy rock pinnacles and caves, creating one of Britain’s most beautiful landscapes.

The Manifold Way

The Manifold Way

4.02km from Ilam Park

The Manifold Way is a multi-user route along the Manifold Valley following the former Leek and Manifold Light Railway through the attractive Staffordshire Moorlands. This trail is an easy route being on a tarmacadam track and minor roads between Waterhouses and Hulme End. The route has been open since the 1930s when the railway closed, and is probably the earliest case of a disused railway line being converted to a walkers' and cyclists' route.

Thor's Cave

Thor's Cave

5.4km from Ilam Park

Thor's Cave is a natural cavern in Staffordshire, England. This natural cavern is located in the Manifold Valley of the White Peak in Staffordshire. It is classified as a Karst cave. Reached by an easy stepped path from the Manifold Way, the cave is a popular tourist spot, with views over the Manifold Valley. The second entrance is known as the "West Window", below which is a second cave, Thor's Fissure Cavern.

Peak Wildlife Park

Peak Wildlife Park

8.06km from Ilam Park

A beautiful willife park Set on the edge of the Staffordshire Peak District which offers a truly unique and immersive animal experience. It has over 200 species of bird and around 40 mammals and reptiles. It had large collection of cranes, pelicans, and waterfowl.

Runaway Mine Train

Runaway Mine Train

9.03km from Ilam Park

The Runaway Mine Train is a powered steel roller coaster made by MACK Rides of Germany. The ride is located in the Katanga Canyon area of Alton Towers in Staffordshire, England. The ride runs alongside the Congo River Rapids, with which it shares a tunnel section. Passengers on the two rides occasionally wave to each other if they pass in the shared tunnel.

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Staffordshire

Staffordshire

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Staffordshire is a landlocked county in the West Midlands of England. It borders Cheshire to the north west, Derbyshire and Leicestershire to the east, Warwickshire to the southeast, the West Midlands County and Worcestershire to the south, and Shropshire to the west.

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