Chatsworth House and its grounds are simply breath taking! Our open walk starts here, gaining height through the grounds to the hunting lodge. We then follow Chatsworth Edge to the Robin Hood Inn, enjoying far reaching views in all directions and over the Chatsworth Estate including the tall Fountain. We then cross over to Birchen Edge and follow the path to some rocky outcrops known as the ‘Three Ships’, representing Victory, Sovereign and Endeavor, with Nelson’s monument close by. The Edge is followed over moorland and continues to Baslow Edge and the site of Wellington’s Monument. We then circle the Edge to admire the views and rock architecture before descending to Baslow Village and returning to Chatsworth via the park grounds.
Want to make a weekend of it? You can also book our ‘Chill on the Hill’ at Eyam Guided Walk – on Sunday 24 March 2024 here.
Meeting and Parking
We meet at Chatsworth House Main Car Park, Bakewell, DE45 1PN. The car park is a ‘Pay & Display’ and (currently) costs £5 per day. It’s worth bringing coins in case cards are not accepted.
There are public toilets at the main entrance.
Please see a Google Map showing the location of Chatsworth House and Car Park here.
Coming by Bus or Train?
We’re keen to support public transport use and reduce emissions. If you’re arriving reasonably nearby we’ll give you a free lift. Just ask us when you book.
Chatsworth House and grounds with its cafe, restaurant, farmyard and parkland is well worth a visit. There are toilets at the main entrance. Within walking distance is the picturesque village of Edensor and also the village of Baslow. Baslow has a hotel, pubs, restaurants and cafes and is less than 15 minutes drive from the historic town of Bakewell.
See a map of the local area here.
This is a Moderate Walk. Here is our walk difficulty guide >
We have created a separate page of the most frequently asked questions here >
Click here to see a Google map of accommodation near this walks start.
We have also created a page of Peak District accommodation we recommend here >
Respect, Protect and Enjoy!
We all want to respect, protect and enjoy the fragile upland environments where we walk, so that they can be enjoyed by generations to come. Following The Countryside Code really helps…
- Be considerate to those living in, working in and enjoying the countryside
- Leave gates and property as you find them
- Do not block access to gateways or driveways when parking
- Be nice, say hello, share the space
- Follow local signs and keep to marked paths unless wider access is available
- Take your litter home – leave no trace of your visit
- Do not light fires and only have BBQs where signs say you can
- Always keep dogs under control and in sight
- Dog poo – bag it and bin it – any public waste bin will do
- Care for nature – do not cause damage or disturbance
- Check your route and local conditions
- Plan your adventure – know what to expect and what you can do
- Enjoy your visit, have fun, make a memory
Want to know more?
- Sustainability – our actions and fund raising to support the local environment, communities and economy.
- Contact Us – ask a question or make a suggestion.