Length - 9.5 miles
Start/Finish - Carlton Lees Car Park
Location - Leave the A6 south of Bakewell to join the B6012 to Chatsworth. The car park is on the left 200 yards after crossing the bridge into the estate.
Terrain - Good walking conditions mainly using surfaced tracks and well trodden field paths. There is some ascent, but nothing particularly strenuous.
The walk takes you across Beeley Moor, gives you high top views of Chatsworth House and gardens, passing Swiss Lake, Emperor Lake and arriving at the Hunting Tower
The route continues through Chatsworth Park close to the banks of the River Derwent and takes you on the way to Baslow.
A short detour will take you to Baslow Church where the tower clock does not display the usual numerals!
On leaving Baslow the walk will take you through the attractive estate village of Pilsley, heading onto Ballcross where a rough track leads down to Edensor.
The view of the house and gardens as you walk across the park is unforgettable, even if the Emperor Fountain is not sending up jets of water nearly 300 feet high.
You will be sorry the walk is over unless you have a nice cosy cottage to head to? Imagine this; feet up by the fire with a mug of hot chocolate topped with cream and marsh mallows!
"ooh I can almost smell the chocolate!"