The Village of IlamIlam Park. Photo courtesy National Trust

  • Visited by many in their childhoods staying at Dovedale House and the Youth Hostel at Ilam Hall
  • Studied by many as students of ecology, geology, history and landscape
  • Treasured by the National Trust for its history and special environment
  • Enjoyed by many for its stunning beauty
  • But mostly loved and valued by the community who live and care for this special place

The picturesque English village of Ilam (eye-lamb) nestles beside the River Manifold in the Staffordshire Peak District among spectacular hills. It sits in the Peak District National Park right on the Staffordshire border with Derbyshire, close to the famous Dovedale Gorge. It has Alpine style cottages, a mansion and an eccentric river and is set against the soft green backdrop of Bunster Hill, Thorpe Cloud and the steep and tumbling pastures. Ilam is a village with a long history.
 
Dovedale House Ilam Primary School Thorpe Cloud seen from Ilam Park

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The Ilam Story an 18 metre folk art painting of the history of Ilam

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Ilam Cross
 
Phil Mottram and Ilam Cross Trust were finalists in the English Heritage Angel Awards.  The result was announced at a glittering ceremony at The Palace Theatre in London on 31st October 2011........
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Eco Village
 
Ilam has attracted praise for its commitment to eco-friendly policies. Ilam became the first community in the United Kingdom to phase out incandescent light bulbs, cutting annual carbon emissions by 4 tonnes. The initiative was part of the Ilam Climate Change Project, supported by the Marches Energy Agency.
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