Chatsworth Winter Walk

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Lowland and Hill Walks
Jan 16

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Distance: around 11 miles / 18 kilometres. Paths, tracks and country lanes over undulating countryside.

Chatsworth House – home of the Dukes of Devonshire – lies in the valley of the river Derwent surrounded by a mix of natural and man-made landscapes. The parkland was landscaped by Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown in the 1750s.  It’s one of Derbyshire’s iconic locations and the surrounding countryside provides plenty of opportunity for walking. 

This Sunday walk initially follows the park's western boundary over Calton Pastures before dropping down into the picturesque estate village of Edensor.  We then cross through the park, passing close by Chatsworth House, the stableyard and the farmyard.  From here the walk winds its way up through woodlands to the Hunting Tower and heads south along the eastern edge of the park, with a short stretch across open moorland.  Passing by the Devonshire Arms in Beeley towards the end of the walk, we may stop for a drink before the last half-mile back to the start point.

The walk provides views over the hills and valleys to the west of Baslow.  We’ll be walking along tracks, field paths and country lanes.  The walk is 11 miles / 18 kilometres, with ascent of around 450 metres.  It's possible to shorten this walk to around 7 miles / 11 kilometres by walking back through the park from Chatsworth House to Calton Lees.  

A lift to Chatsworth, and return, should be possible if you can be at Buxton railway station by 09:30.  Message the event leader to request a lift and include your phone number.

All photos by the event leader, with permission granted to OutdoorLads for their use.

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