Start Time: 10:15
Start Point: Calton Lees Car Park Chatsworth (£3)
Grid Ref: SK 258 685
Nearest Postcode: DE4 2NX
Car Sharing: In front of Town Hall at 9:45
Distance: 8 miles
Contact: Pete on 07837 824135
(If you send a text, please include your name)
The walk starts at Calton Lees Car Park. From here we walk up to Calton Houses, through the meadow, noting the Russian cottage in the corner of the field. After passing through a small wood we head downhill to Edensor. The next part of the walk takes us past Queen Mary's Bower and on to Park Lodge. We then head uphill towards the hunting tower, pass the Emperor lake eventually taking the turning towards Beeley. Finally we cross over the bridge and carry on to the car park. Allow around 4 hours for the walk, this will include time for a lunch stop.
Terrain / Surface
Minor roads, good tracks and paths. Some grassy slopes, which can be muddy and slippery.
There will be the option of drinks and cake at the garden centre after the walk.
Leisurely - walks for reasonably fit people with at least a little country walking experience. May include unsurfaced rural paths. Walking boots and warm, waterproof clothing are recommended.
Moderate - walks for people with country walking experience and a good level of fitness. May include some steep paths and open country. Walking boots and warm, waterproof clothing are essential.
Strenuous - walks for experienced country walkers with an above average fitness level. May include hills and rough country, and may be at a brisk pace. Walking boots and warm, waterproof clothing are essential. People in doubt about their fitness should contact the organiser or leader in advance.
Please note you should wear suitable footwear and clothing for the time of year. Take waterproofs, food and water and either additional clothing for winter walks / poor weather and sun cream and extra water for summer walks. The walk leader can refuse anyone who they do not feel is able or prepared for the walk.