Wednesday 28th February 2007

 

Having spent the last week listening to the weathermen predicting rain and then looking out the window at a blue sky for most of the day I decided today, despite the now usual prediction of heavy showers and rain, to risk a soaking. Except for one very light and brief shower, I was rewarded with an excellent few hours of walking through the well maintained and popular Chatsworth Estate, with superb views of the edges for the duration of the walk.

 

Start: Calton Lees car park (SK 2589 6858)

 

Route: Calton Lees car park - Calton Houses - Calton Pastures - Moatless Plantation - Edensor - Chatsworth House
            - Derwent Valley Heritage Way - Calton Lees car park

 

Distance: 6 miles     Ascent: 232 metres     Time Taken: 2 hours 50 minutes 

 

Weather: High cloud with some bright spells and a strong wind.

 

Pub visited: None      Ale Drunk: None

Route Map

 

Harland Edge

Harland Edge from Calton Houses.

 

Rabbit Warren & Harland Edge

Rabbit Warren in front of Harland Edge.

 

Russian Cottage & Hunting Tower

From the top of Calton Pastures looking across New Piece Wood. The building in the foreground
 is Russian Cottage, a present to the 6th Duke of Devonshire from Tsar Nicholas I. Further back 
Hunting Tower can be seen, with Birchen and Gardom's Edges on the horizon.

 

Russian Cottage

Russian Cottage.

 

Baslow Edge

Baslow Edge, from the same spot.

 

Stanage Edge

Moving further round Higger Tor and Stanage Edge are also in view.

 

Moatless Plantation

Moatless Plantation.

 

Calton Pastures

Calton Pastures from Moatless Plantation.

 

Baslow & Curbar Edges

Baslow Edge (L) and Curbar Edge (R).

 

Hunting Tower

Hunting Tower, also known as Stand Tower, was built in 1582 for Bess of Hardwick and her husband Sir William Cavendish.

 

Chatsworth House

Chatsworth House with the River Derwent running in front of it.

 

River Derwent

River Derwent.

 

Chatsworth Estate

Looking across Chatsworth estate towards Baslow and Froggatt Edges.

 

Baslow, Curbar & Froggatt Edge

Baslow and Froggatt Edges.

 

Previous walk Wolfscote Dale 15th February 2007<>Next walk Shutlingsloe 8th March 2007

 

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