6 walks near Bakewell and Chatsworth House
PUBLISHED: 00:00 03 May 2017 | UPDATED: 12:51 09 April 2019
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.