Saturday 3rd January 2009
Despite having lived in Derbyshire all of his life John has never really explored the estate around Chatsworth House and after seeing the photos I had taken on earlier walks he was keen to rectify this. An early start meant that we had finished the walk by lunchtime and as a bonus managed a quiet walk beating the crowds that were flocking to the car park as we left it.
Start: Calton Lees car park (SK 2589 6852)
Calton Lees car park - Calton Houses - Edensor - Chatsworth House - The Hunting Tower
Distance: 6.75 miles Ascent: 314 metres Time Taken: 3 hours 5 minutes
Terrain: Good easy tracks.
Weather: Grey and cold.
Pub visited: None Ale Drunk: None
Most of this walk was on good tracks like this one to Calton Houses.
Looking back to Rabbit Warren and Falling Edge from Calton Houses.
Russian Cottage, a gift to the 6th Duke of Devonshire from Tsar Nicholas I
A closer look at Russian Cottage.
Having emerged from New Piece Wood you get
a great view across the estate to the edges.
Not often you see deer in amongst sheep, a
sight that greeted us as we
They are clearly used to humans as they didn't
run away, although I didn't get too
The village of Edensor, which is part of Chatsworth Estate.
Approaching Chatsworth House which is currently closed to visitors.
The Hunting Tower.
The view back towards Edensor and New Piece Wood from The Hunting Tower.
Today was a strange day in that we when we
were higher up the ground was frozen
The frozen Emperor Lake.
Only the point where Emperor Stream
feeds into the lake is not frozen. The stream was actually created, by
Swiss Cottage is just about visible across the frozen Swiss Lake.
Emerging from Stand Wood, the view of the
Derwent Valley opens up,
We followed the concessionary route
visible below Rabbit Warren
Grey reflections in the River Derwent as we get close to the car.
No reason for a picture of this bridge
other than the fact I must drive over it well over 50 times
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