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Catton Estate


Catton Hall, built in 1745 has a fascinating history, and still privately owned, retains its original collection of pictures and furniture.  The grounds are available to hire for all types of public events, and the Hall, for small corporate or private groups.

There is also a 12.26ha planting scheme that consists of a number of linked compartments on the Catton Estate in South Derbyshire.  The existing mature woodland is managed for nature conservation purposes and does not have public access.  Planting consists mainly of native trees and shrubs with oak, ash and birch being the main species.  Woody shrubs such as guelder rose, holly, dog rose, spindle and elder add colour and food sources for birds and insects.

A permissive bridleway and footpath run along the edge of the road and link the compartments that have public access permitted.

Description of Facilities

Toilets on site. Ranger/tour guide available - pre booking required

Disabled Facilities:

Designated disabled parking.

Loads to see and do key

Car Parking Car Parking
Conference Facilities Conference Facilities
Disabled Parking Disabled Parking
Dogs Allowed on Leads Only Dogs Allowed on Leads Only
Horse Riding Trails Horse Riding Trails
Toilets Toilets
Walking Trails Walking Trails
Wheelchair Access Wheelchair Access

Woodland key

Grassy Paths Grassy Paths
Information Information
Riding Riding
Walking Walking

Horse Riding Facilities

7 miles of private tracks with over 40 optional professionally built jumps and BHS event course up to intermediate standard. Also, carriage driving course and facilities for pony club competitions and camps.

Yes, must be member of UK Chases. For further details contact the landowner Mr Neilson on 01283 716311.

One bridleway across the land from Donkhill towards Walton.

Upcoming Events

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Seasoned Cookery School - Chocolate course
29 November 2015
10:00 to 16:00

Join master chocolatier Barry Collenso, creator of the 2011 Royal chocolate wedding cake for a one day chocolate course. The perfect chocolate course for those who want to make their own chocolates for friends and family or want to add a new skill to their baking repertoire. Tel. 01283 810275 Email: Web: Price £165

Seasoned Cookery School - Christmas Baking
04 December 2015
10:00 to 16:00

Learn how to create delicious festive bakes with 2012 Great British Bake Off finalist, Brendan Lynch.  The perfect baking course for budding bakers who want to learn new festive bakes to wow friends and family at Christmas time. Tel. 01283 810275 Email: Web: Price 165.

Seasoned Cookery School - Game Cookery Course
15 January 2016
10:00 to 16:00

Learn how to cook locally sourced game with former River Cottage head chef, Tim Maddams on this one day game cookery course.  This course is a fun day of tastings and demonstrations as well as being a great way of meeting others who share your passion.

Price £165

Phone 01283 810275 Emal Web:

Seasoned Cookery School - Artisan food
16 January 2016
10:00 to 16:00

Join ex River Cottage Head Chef Tim Maddams for an exciting day on this Artisan Food Course & create delicious foods.  Perfect for people who want to learn more about creating their own artisan food at home and have an interest in making the most out of locally sourced food.

Price: £165

Tel. 01283 810275 Email: Web:

Bearded Theory Music Festival (Spring Gathering)
26 May 2016 to 29 May 2016
14:00 to 00:00

Bearded Theory is a multi-award winning creative and performing arts festival set in the beautiful grounds of Catton Hall in the heart of the National Forest.  The festival borders 3 counties of West Midlands, South Derbyshire and Staffordshire and is only 2 hours away for 50% of the UKs population.  In 2014 we won "Promotor of the Year" Award at the UK Festival Awards in London and Festival Kidz "Silver Award".  In 2013, after being shortlisted for many years, we finally won "Best Small Festival" at the UK Festival Awards and a Festival Kidz "Gold Award".  In 2011 we won the "UKs Best Independent Festival" at the AIM Music Awards.  Over the years we have also been shortlisted for many awards including Best Family Festival, Best Grassroots and Best Toilets.  We have been recognised in the National press as being one of the best festivals of the summer in various articles in the Guardian, Express, Sun, Independent, BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 1, Channel 4, BBC Entertainment and the Mirror.  We have an award winning free Children's Village along with an award winning bar selling real ales, largers and ciders at pub tariffs.  In addition we are one of the very few festivals that allow you to bring your own drink into our arenas. 

Adult Tickets £97 Child 6-11 £20 Toddler 0-5 £0 Child 12-16 £52 Car Park Pass £12.50 Camper Van £35.  All ticket prices exclude booking fee.  Phone 0871 220 0260.  Website:  Email:


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Walton on Trent
DE12 8LN

01283 716311

01283 712876

Catton Estate

Opening times

House and Garden, Aug (Mon only) & all Bank Hol Mons, Tours - 2pm prompt
House and Garden, Groups All Year, By prior arrangement


Hall and Gardens:
Under Age Price: under 5s free


Tamworth, Lichfield or Burton upon Trent.