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CALKE ABBEY

Deer Park House


7

near Melbourne, Derbyshire


Follow the winding paths that meander around Calkes 243 hectare park which is a National Nature Reserve. Explore the ancient woodland, secluded ponds & weirs and deer enclosure see if you can spot the rare breeds of sheep which graze on the estate. You can enjoy delicious food in the restaurant and browse in the shop and Calke Pantry which are both open every day.

WHATS OPEN AT CALKE DURING THE AUTUMN AND WINTER?

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Autumn & Winter at Calke


2012/13

The park is open daily and you can enjoy the 600 acres of walks and witness the changing seasons in the National Nature Reserve. The shop and restaurant are both open throughout the year. Enjoy the warming local and seasonal food on our lunch menu or delicious cakes to go with your afternoon tea. A wide range of gifts are available in our shop so why not treat yourself or someone special?

Why are the house and gardens closed during the autumn and winter?
The house simply needs a rest! Calke Abbey wasnt designed as a public building so after welcoming thousands of visitors between March and October we need time to carry out conservation work so future generations can enjoy the house and its contents. The gardens are closed so our gardeners can get on with work that cant be done when visitors are around and so the grass paths can recover for a further 100,000 pairs of feet in 2013.

Key:
1. Ticket Office 2. Restaurant and Shop 3. Toilets and Disabled Toilets 4. Stable Yard 5. Bike Sheds 6. Childrens play area 7. Bird hide P. Car Park

Can I walk in the park?


There are several footpaths crossing the park but these are not way marked. You are free to roam within the park boundary and explore the National Nature Reserve. Paths vary from hard stone to natural surfaces and will vary in condition throughout the year. If in doubt, wear stout boots or shoes. W W W T T T F F F S S S S S S You can buy a Park Guide from the shop, restaurant or Ticket Office for just 2, which includes all the walks and a map. Download our Wildlife Walk at www.nationaltrust.org.uk/walks

Opening times

Lecture Lunch Booking Form


Booking is required for all lectures and lunches. Tickets non-refundable.
Talk Title Date Number Amount of Tickets

Calke Park and National Nature Reserve Open all year 7.30 - 7.30 M T Restaurant and Shop 1 Oct 4 Nov 10.30 - 5 M T 5 Nov 22 Feb 13 10.30 - 4 M T

What can you see in the park?


The park centres on a woodland valley containing a stream and a chain of ponds that flow eastwards into a larger valley now flooded by Staunton Harold Reservoir. The landscape is rich and varied and its ancient wood pasture has been declared a National Nature Reserve and Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). Visitors can enjoy a range of habitats, from grasslands to woodlands, and see an abundance of wildlife throughout the year. There is also open pasture where a flock of Portland sheep (introduced to the park in the 18th century) graze as well as rare Longhorn Cattle. A mixed herd of red and fallow deer occupies an enclosure on the eastern edge of the park.

Per person Park Admission applies to all visitors. Members free - please show your individual cards for scanning. Adult 2.20, Child 1, Family 5.40. The shop & restaurant are closed 25 December. Park closes at 7:30pm or dusk if earlier. (Closed Christmas Day) The house and garden open 23 February 2013.

Contact us Calke Abbey, Ticknall, Derby, Derbyshire DE73 7LE Tel: 01332 863822 Email: calkeabbey@nationaltrust.org.uk www.nationaltrust.org.uk/calke
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Are dogs allowed in the park?

Please make cheques payable to National Trust and enclose SAE for booking confirmation and post to National Trust, Calke Abbey, Ticknall, Derbyshire DE73 7LE. Payment can be made by credit/debit card by calling 01332 695310

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Photography: NT/Bill Cove/Gillian Day. National Trust Images/Paul Harris/John Millar/ Mike Williams/Don Godfrey/Harry McMahon. Printed on 100% recycled paper. Please recycle this leaflet after use. National Trust 2012. National Trust is an independent registered charity, number 205846

Seasonal events and activities for all the family

Dogs are welcome in the park. Please ensure you have control of your dog at all times and clear up any dog mess.

When will the house and gardens re-open?


The house and gardens will re-open on Saturday 23 February 2013.

WALKING OFFERS FOR AUTUMN/WINTER


Seasonal Walks with the Warden
First Thursday of the month at 2pm A 2 hour guided walk led by one of our Calke wardens. Meet in the main car park.

EVENTS
Ale Night
Fri 28 September 7.30pm 11pm
Join us for a traditional pub night and treat yourself to a tipple, or two, brewed on the estate by Tollgate Brewery. Enjoy Calkes Burgers from our BBQ with games and live music by The Skillets.

LECTURES AND LUNCHES


Tues 15 January 10.45am

Tues 5 February 10.45am

Of Fire and Friendship, Lucy Salt


Thurs 7 February 12 noon

The Life, Work and Friends of Joseph Wright of Derby. 20.

The Early Days of Calke, Andrew Barber

Half Term Halloween Frolics Deer Park Walk

Walking for Health

Sat 27 October Sun 4 November 11.30am 3.30pm

Come and hear our curator Andrew Barber talk about when we acquired Calke in the 1980s and learn some of the reasons for presenting the property as it is. 20. Thurs 17 January 10.45am

Taster Lunch The Whole Hog

Every Monday 2pm for 2.15pm start. A 1 hour walk followed by refreshments. Meet in the main car park. Third Wednesday of the month. 1.45pm for 2pm start An intermediate 1 hour walk followed by refreshments. Meet in the main car park.

This Halloween turn into a spider, mouse, toad or cat, then creep underground and find our bats.

Enjoy a 3 course pork lunch, freshly prepared by the Calke chefs. There will be a multitude of dishes and flavours for you to savour. 25. Tues 12 February 10.45am

Chefs Taste of Winter

Sun 28 October 2pm 4pm

Join one of our wardens and enter the Deer Pen at Calke which is usually not accessible to the public. Enjoy a drink and a cookie after this fascinating walk. Adult 7.50 Child 3.50 Booking Required.

Join Calkes Head Chef as he demonstrates some warming winter specials that you can try at home. 20. Mon 21 January 12 noon

The Disturbing History of Hysteria, Dale Jackson

Pumpkin Party

Tues 30 October 11am 3.30pm

Beer, Cheese and Chocolate Interactive lunch, George Philiskirk

Buy a pumpkin at Calke or bring your own. Decorate it in your own style and add it to our fabulous display.

Keeping House, and so to Bed

Immerse yourself in the world of brewing. Learn about how to match food with beer with each course themed by the talk. 25. Weds 23 January 12 noon

Hysteria was originally seen as an English Malady a condition arriving from excessive refinement and a fashion statement for Victorian women. Did hysteria reach as far as Calke Abbey? Why not come and find out. 20. Weds 13 February 10am 1.30pm and 12.30pm 4pm

THE GREAT BRITISH WALK


Southwood Walk

Tues 6 Nov 10am 1.30pm and 12.30pm 4pm

National Trust Walking Festival 2012


Sat 27 October 2 4.30pm Walk along the tramway route with our guide to Southwood followed by a circular tour of the wood, which is one of the largest areas of broad-leaved woodland in South Derbyshire. 6 miles. Booking required.

Join our house team as they put the house to bed in preparation for the winter deep clean. See some of the specialist techniques used to conserve our vast collection. Includes lunch and refreshments. 20 Booking Required.

Taster Lunch Local Food Hero

Keeping House, Spring out of Bed

Fri 9 November 12pm 3.30pm

Alan Titchmarsh My Secret Garden Book Signing

Enjoy a 3 course lunch, freshly prepared by the Calke chefs using locally sourced produce. There will be a multitude of dishes and flavours for you to savour. 25. Thurs 24 January 9.30am

Join our house team as the deep clean comes to an end and the winter covers come off, see the specialist techniques used to conserve the Calke collection as they prepare for spring opening. 20.

Celebrated TV gardener Alan Titchmarsh will be here signing copies of his new book, My Secret Garden, and talking about creating his own private escape after many years presenting Gardeners World from his garden at Barleywood. Join us afterwards for a light lunch. 15 Booking Required.

Stoneywell Five Generations in an Arts and Crafts House, Simon Chesters-Thompson


The life and work of the Gimson family and their home Stoneywell, followed by a delicious brunch prepared by our Calke chefs. 15. Mon 28 January 10.45am

Walking for Health Walk

A Morning with Pam Ayres


Tues 13 November 10.30am
Join us for a talk by poet, writer and broadcaster Pam Ayres who will be here to talk about her memoirs and her life growing up in rural England before becoming one of Britains best loved comics, followed by a book signing of her new book The Necessary Aptitude: A Memoir. Coffee and cake included. 6 Booking Required.

Lecture Lunch Booking Form


All lectures include a 2 course lunch unless otherwise stated

Mon 29 October 2 3pm Join our regular walkers for a one hour walk around Calke Park led by our volunteer walk leaders. This walk is suitable for all ages and levels of ability.

Name Address

Festival of Game

Archaeology of Calke, Colin Stewart

Sun 18 November 11am 4pm

Family Halloween Walk

Weds 31 October 2 4pm Explore the Calke Estate and look out for some of the creepy creatures that live here. 3 miles.

Celebrate the tradition of game at our gourmet festival. Enjoy demonstrations and tastings by our Calke chefs and learn all about how to prepare your game feast. Purchase game products and accompaniments from over 20 local suppliers.

Tues 20 November and Thurs 10 January 2pm 3.30pm

Afternoon Dance

A walk and talk history of the Archaeology of Calke from Priory to Elizabethan House and finally the 1700s Mansion. 20. Tues 29 January 10.45am

Postcode Telephone Any special dietary needs?

Pistern Hills and Ticknall Tramway Walk

Fri 2 November 10.30am 3pm Explore the wider Calke estate on this circular guided walk with a warden. Bring a picnic and enjoy lunch al fresco. 7 miles. Booking required.

Chase away the winter blues. Come and enjoy an afternoon of sequence dancing, line dancing and party dancing among the treats on offer in our riding school.

Valentine Tea Dance

Chefs Waste Not Want Not

Thurs 14 February 2pm 3.30pm

Be swept off your feet and enjoy an afternoon of sequence dancing, line dancing and party dancing among the treats on offer in our riding school.

Join Calkes Head Chef as he demonstrates how to use your leftovers to create a range of tasty meals. 20.

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