Monday 15th April 2013
A sunny day was forecast so I headed out for a walk around Chatsworth. The end of the walk was new to me as I am in search of a waterfall that I have seen a photo of but never come across in the Peak District. This was my first attempt to find the waterfall.
Start: Hell Bank Plantation (SK 2868 6807)
Hell Bank Plantation - Rabbit Warren - Swiss Lake - Hunting Tower - Chatsworth House
Distance: 7 miles Ascent: 266 metres Time Taken: 3 hours 40 minutes
Terrain: Clear tracks.
Weather: Warm with a strong breeze.
Pub visited: None Ale Drunk: None
As I start along the path across Rabbit Warren the view of the Derwent Valley opens up.
Looking back Harland Edge dominates the skyline.
Ahead of me the view takes in Calton Pastures and Longstone Edge.
Heading into Stand Wood I was surprised to see this neatly stacked pile of logs.
Sadly they have been created by the removal of the Rhododendrons that previously lined this path.
As ever the reflections in Swiss Lake are worthy of a shot or two.
Surprisingly Emperor Lake was deserted.
As I approached the Hunting Tower these snowdrops caught my attention.
Yet again I had the normally busy area in front of the Hunting Tower to myself.
A well timed photo. A few seconds after I took
this the door opened
These tree roots caught my attention as I walked through the estate.
The bridge across the river was popular with photographers today.
The front of Chatsworth House is now clear
of the scaffold and sheets that have covered it recently.
The weir was quite impressive today and I wasn't the only one who enjoyed their lunch here.
Daffodils in St Anne's churchyard.
Looking back across the valley towards Lee Moor Wood just before I enter Beeley Plantation.
I had Beeley Plantation to myself.
I soon came upon the waterfall in the wood
but it isn't the one I'm looking for.
My route back to the car was uphill alongside Beeley Brook.
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