6 walks near Bakewell and Chatsworth House

Fishing at Chatsworth by Mavis Tilbury

Fishing at Chatsworth by Mavis Tilbury - Credit: Archant

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 - Credit: Archant


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.
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The Swiss Cottage within the grounds of the Chatsworth Estate

The Swiss Cottage within the grounds of the Chatsworth Estate - Credit: Archant


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.
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Russian Cottage

Russian Cottage - Credit: Archant


Bakewell and the Russian Cottage
Bakewell? Chatsworth? Edensor? Monsal Trail? This walk has it all. Head out from Bakewell and follow a section of the Monsal Trail. Pass by the Russian Cottage, a gift to the 6th Duke of Devonshire in 1855 by Tzar Nicholas of Russia.
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A view of Lathkill Dale from above

A view of Lathkill Dale from above - Credit: Archant


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
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View from Curbar Gap

View from Curbar Gap - Credit: Archant


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 - Credit: Sally Mosley

Ashford-in-the-Water and Monsal Head
The walk starts in the pretty village of Ashford-in-the Water, just a mile and a half from Bakewell. Cross fields, over stiles, along old walled paths as well as through a long, lit tunnel on the famous Monsal Trail, providing an impressive approach into a stunningly beautiful Derbyshire Dale.
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All the routes were correct at the time of publication, over time access to certain parts of the walk may be subject to change. We advise you acquire a recent OS map of the area you plan to visit and confirm there are no major changes.