Chatsworth, Calton Lees & Edensor

The Peak District National Park was created in 1951, the first national park in the UK. Walking in the Peak District can be quite varied, with the more gentle limestone dales of the White Peak and the higher, gritstone moors of the Dark Peak, meaning there’s something for everyone.

Chatsworth, Calton Lees & Edensor

The Chatsworth Estate is well known nationally, and for good reason. In addition to the house itself, the grounds and parkland are well worth a visit. This Chatsworth walk takes in the area to the west of the River Derwent, and is a relatively easy, picturesque walk, perfect a half day outing.

The walk starts from the Pay and Display car park at Calton Lees. The first mile or so is a gentle, steady climb up to Calton Houses. Here, the walk turns to the north and heads across to New Piece Wood, where you emerge from the woodland to wonderful views across the Chatsworth estate and to the famous Eastern Edges.

It’s then a lovely parkland descent to the beautiful village of Edensor, complete with 19th century church. There’s a lovely tea room here as well, worthy of a stop, before you cross the main road and follow an easy path down to the River Derwent near Chatsworth House itself. You could easily stop off at this point and head across to the house itself. From there, it’s a lovely, and easy, walk along the riverside back to Calton Lees.

The walking is never difficult, navigation should be easy with this guide, and we think you should have a lovely walk.

Walk Details

Distance – 6.2km or 3.85 miles

Ascent – 150 metres or 490 feet.

Terrain – Easy paths and tracks in fields and woodlands, relatively gentle ascents, one set of steep steps, riverside paths

Getting There

Parking is available at the Calton Lees Car park just off the B6012 between Baslow and Rowsley.

It’s also possible to reach the walk via bus – routes and times here.

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