Monday 2nd November 2009

 

I feel a bit like nearly every other walk I have done this year has been around Chatsworth. As this one was done for one of the magazines I write for, I had no choice but to return to the Chatsworth estate again. After all the recent good weather I thought I'd missed my opportunity to get some good autumnal pictures on this walk, I was wrong.

 

Start: Hell Bank Plantation (SK 2867 6806)

 

Route: Hell Bank Plantation - Rabbit Warren - Swiss Lake - Hunting Tower - Queen Mary's Bower
            - Derwent Valley Way - Beeley - Hell Bank Plantation

 

Distance: 7.25 miles     Ascent: 267 metres     Time Taken: 3 hours 45 minutes

 

Terrain: Good paths.

 

Weather: Sunny with a cold edge to the wind.

 

Pub visited: None      Ale Drunk: None

Route Map

 

Harland Edge

Harland Edge, from Hell Bank Plantation.

 

Stanton Moor

Looking along the Derwent Valley, to Stanton Moor, from Rabbit Warren.

 

Longstone Edge

Approaching Stand Wood, with Longstone Edge on the horizon.

 

Stand Wood

Stand Wood.

 

Swiss Lake

Reflections in Swiss Lake.

 

Hunting Tower

Hunting Tower.

 

Stable Yard

Christmas displays in the Stable Yard at Chatsworth.

 

Queen Mary's Bower

Queen Mary's Bower. I was particularly keen to look at this having recently read 
'The Other Queen' by Phillipa Gregory which uses Chatsworth as one of its locations. 

 

River Derwent

The view from the Bower, of the River Derwent and Baslow Edge.

 

Chatsworth

The house at Chatsworth is undercover as it undergoes some repairs.

 

Chatsworth

Hunting Tower seen high above the main house.

 

River Derwent

Not a bad spot for my lunch.

 

River Derwent

The clouds must have gathered whilst I was eating as by 
the time I took the next picture it looked like a different day.

 

Brunt Wood

Heading towards Beeley with a view of Burnt Wood.

 

Falling Edge

Looking across the valley to Falling Edge.

 

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