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6 walks near Bakewell and Chatsworth House

PUBLISHED: 00:00 03 May 2017 | UPDATED: 09:54 02 February 2018

Fishing at Chatsworth by Mavis Tilbury

Fishing at Chatsworth by Mavis Tilbury


Bakewell and Chatsworth House attract thousands of visitors to the Peak District every year. You can enhance your trip by taking a walk in the beautiful countryside that surrounds these two iconic locations.

Across the Bridge from Chatsworth House by Simon Bull Across the Bridge from Chatsworth House by Simon Bull

Chatsworth estate

A moderately strenuous walk with four stiles, four field gates and a kissing gate; enjoy woodland paths and walk by grazing deer. Although this trek is perfect for winter, Chatsworth is worth a visit all year round.

Click here to view the walk around the Chatworth estate

A view of Lathkill Dale from above A view of Lathkill Dale from above

Bakewell and the River Wye

Bakewell straddles the River Wye and sits snugly between the rolling limestone hills of the White Peak and the dramatic escarpments and moors of Dark Peak gritstone. This lovely walk takes us along beautiful Lathkill Dale and back to the town

Click here to view the walk from Bakewell via Lathkill Dale

View from Curbar Gap View from Curbar Gap

Baslow and Curbar Gap

This walk follows an old coach road from Baslow on a hike to the hills and moors to see clouds casting shadows over Chatsworth. Pass by Curbar Gap and then end the walk on a riverside path through wild flower meadows and the tucked away hamlet of Bubnell.

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Sheepwash Bridge, Ashford in the Water Sheepwash Bridge, Ashford in the Water

Ashford in the Water

Ashford in the Water lies just a couple of miles north of Bakewell, this walk takes in the River Wye and Monsal Dale and arguably the Peak District’s most popular viewpoint, Monsal Head.

Click here to view the walk around Ashford in the Water

Holme Bridge in Bakewell by Ian Moorcroft Holme Bridge in Bakewell by Ian Moorcroft

Bakewell and Great Longstone

A varied and easy walk starting in the market town of Bakewell. After following the River Wye to the pretty village of Ashford-in-the-Water you will climb gently via village roads and field paths to Little and Great Longstone

Click here to view the walk from Bakewell to Great Longstone

The Swiss Cottage within the grounds of the Chatsworth Estate The Swiss Cottage within the grounds of the Chatsworth Estate

Calton Lees and Beeley

This scenic walk around Chatsworth Park and the estate village of Beeley follows quiet riverside paths and woodland tracks with a dash of hilltop hike and the chance to call in at the House along the way.

Click here to views the walk around Beeley and surrounding areas

All the routes were correct at the time of publication, over time access to certain parts of the walk may be subject to change.

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