A leisurely walk through beautiful parkland, where deer roam freely, with outstanding views of Chatsworth House.
Near the start of the walk, it passes through the tiny hamlet of Calton Lees with its attractive stone cottages before gradually climbing up to Calton Houses and entering parkland. Soon a log cabin comes into view a short distance from the path on the right. This is known as the Russian Cottage and was given to the Duke of Devonshire in 1855 by Tzar Nicholas of Russia.
After passing through New Piece Wood and admiring the wonderful views you soon arrive in Edensor by a flight of stone steps near to the church. For sheer variety of architecture, no other village in England can compare with Edensor and a walk around the village is time well spent. Whilst in Edensor we can soak up the atmosphere in the Tea Cottage Cafe which sells the most delicious cakes. The walk continues to the bridge over the Derwent leading to Chatsworth House and then takes a detour to visit Queen Mary’s Bower. Here, Mary Queen of Scots used to relax when she was held captive at Chatsworth. The final section of the walk takes you along the banks of the Derwent with lovely views of Chatsworth House and gardens.
Gradients: lowest 350ft highest 775ft Ascent 632ft
Steps: 4 up 41 down into Edensor.
Lunch: You have the option of enjoying lunch at the garden Centre In Calton Lees.
Parking is pay and display £3
Toilets are available at the garden centre near the car park and at the cafe in Edensor.
Early booking is advisable.
Please note this is a Bank Holiday and its Chatsworth, so allow for traffic. The route is away from the crowd's as much as possible.
LATE CANCELLATION POLICY: Coreconcept Nordic Walking has a late cancellation policy whereby full price will be paid for any walks cancelled within 12 hours of the start of the walk. Any refund will be at the discretion of Coreconcept and will be dependent on the cancelling client making contact with us before cancelling.
Coreconcept offers Nordic Walking in the Derbyshire Dales and Peak District. With 10 years experience and a team of qualified Instructors and Leaders we offer many walks each week of varying levels. Come and join us, get fitter, be outdoors, enjoy the benefits that hundreds of people have discovered already. Once you have tried it you'll want to stay with Nordic Walking as a form of exercise as it's cost effective, varied and fun. We run well-being, active, adventure walks as well as weekend trips in the UK and Europe.