Snowdrop Walk

Drifts of delicate snowdrops across 5 acres of woodland

Snowdrop walk closed for now.

Following the latest Government advice it’s pretty clear we can’t open for the Snowdrop Walk on 1st February, which is a pity as it looks like there will be an excellent show this year. We will revisit the situation around mid-February when the government update their guidance and perhaps a limited type of opening will be possible. Do try to stay safe, hopefully a couple of months and the outlook will be much more positive. Keep an eye for updates. With very best wishes Team Hopton.

Snowdrop Walk
Snowdrop Walk

Visit Hopton Hall’s beautiful Snowdrop Walk, wander through the woodlands and marvel at the first signs of Derbyshire spring ~ then why not join us for a warming cup of tea or a bowl of soup

  • Admission: Adults £5, Children £2 (6 to 16 years)
  • Coaches and groups by appointment
  • Our cosy tea room serves light refreshments including soup, home-made cakes and hot beverages
  • Lots of free parking
  • Please wear appropriate footwear
  • Wheelchairs will experience some difficulty
  • We regret we cannot accept dogs except guide dogs

Please call 01629 540458 for latest opening updates including weather update.

The current Hopton Hall can trace its roots back to the 1400’s when it boasted an estate of 3,700 acres, some of which now stands under the Carsington Reservoir.

Since 1996, Spencer has gradually cleared and restored the woodland and its walks. This has produced wonderful displays of snowdrops and aconites. The more we clear, so more of them appear.

After much dedicated hard work, we have added a laburnum tunnel and a number of walks, the beech, badger and spring walks: a small arboretum and pinetum have been created as well as the generation of two small ponds and a wildlife lake.

Within the walled garden we have restored the crinkle crankle wall on which the beech hedge at Chatsworth was modelled and created two large Rose gardens consisting of some 2,000 roses and 5,000 box plants!

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