Geo-Trips :: Circular walk around the Chatsworth Estate from Ballcross Farm near Bakewell

Circular walk around the Chatsworth Estate

A walk from Ballcross Farm near Bakewell, Tue, 1 Mar 2011 by Trevor Rickard

Springtime walk taking in farm pastures, riverside walk and a quiet lane - all with good views.

Click the blue circles to see a photograph taken from that spot and read further information about the location. The blue lines indicate the direction of view. There is also a slideshow of this trip. ( )

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SK2269 : Ballcross Farm by Trevor Rickard
Ballcross Farm
Farmhouse and converted barn holiday lets behind. On the first day of March the... more

SK2269 : Meadow above Ballcross Farm by Trevor Rickard
Meadow above Ballcross Farm
Looking west across sheep pasture to the farmstead. The Wye Valley and Bole Hill... more

SK2369 : Poor reception on Handley Lane by Trevor Rickard
Poor reception on Handley Lane
Looking west towards the top of the rise. I was not impressed with the TV set,... more

SK2369 : Handley Bottom by Trevor Rickard
Handley Bottom
View north-west from Handley Lane overlooking the flat farmland of Handley Bottom... more

SK2370 : Handley Bottom Farm by Trevor Rickard
Handley Bottom Farm
Looking north-west across Handley Bottom with Redway Farm in the background.

SK2370 : Handley Lane by Trevor Rickard
Handley Lane
Looking north along a quiet lane which is mainly used by farm and local traffic.

SK2370 : Small barn near Pilsley by Trevor Rickard
Small barn near Pilsley
Looking north-west towards Longstone Edge in the distance. This solid stone-built... more

SK2371 : Stone barn near Pilsley by Trevor Rickard
Stone barn near Pilsley
Looking north-west towards Longstone Edge on the horizon with the embankment... more

SK2371 : Protest sign at Pilsley by Trevor Rickard
Protest sign at Pilsley
Looking north along Bradley Lane. This green lane has been the subject of a bitter... more

SK2371 : Cat at Pilsley by Trevor Rickard
Cat at Pilsley
Sitting in the sun on the stone wall of Bradley Lane.

SK2471 : The Devonshire Arms by Trevor Rickard
The Devonshire Arms
Village pub on the High Street at Pilsley.

SK2470 : Pilsley Primary School by Trevor Rickard
Pilsley Primary School
Church of England school sporting a fine clock and bell tower.

SK2571 : Thatched Cottage on the Pilsley Road by Trevor Rickard
Thatched Cottage on the Pilsley Road
Attractive isolated cottage on the north side of the lane near the junction with... more

SK2571 : Bakewell Road by Trevor Rickard
Bakewell Road
Looking north along the B6012 as it approaches Baslow. The turning on the left... more

SK2571 : Chatsworth Park by Trevor Rickard
Chatsworth Park
Looking east across the Derwent valley towards Dobb Edge. The Chatsworth Caravan... more

SK2570 : Chatsworth Park by Trevor Rickard
Chatsworth Park
Looking east across the River Derwent. This area on the west side is much less... more

SK2570 : River Derwent at Chatsworth Park by Trevor Rickard
River Derwent at Chatsworth Park
View north-east from a steep bank just north of the bridge.

SK2570 : Derwent River at Chatsworth Bridge by Trevor Rickard
Derwent River at Chatsworth Bridge
Looking south-east towards the bridge with Chatsworth House behind the trees on the left.

SK2570 : Chatsworth Bridge - 1 by Trevor Rickard
Chatsworth Bridge - 1
James Paine's Three Arch Bridge over the River Derwent was started in 1759 and... more

SK2570 : Chatsworth Bridge - 2 by Trevor Rickard
Chatsworth Bridge - 2
View east across the Derwent River to the house in the background. Morning sun... more

SK2570 : Queen Mary's Bower by Trevor Rickard
Queen Mary's Bower
Possibly constructed in the 1570s when Mary Queen of Scots was held at Chatsworth... more

SK2569 : Path to Edensor by Trevor Rickard
Path to Edensor
Attractive path leading westwards from Chatsworth Bridge towards the hamlet and... more

SK2570 : Castle Lodge by Trevor Rickard
Castle Lodge
Grade II Listed lodge at Edensor. Built of sandstone in 1842 to a design by John... more

SK2569 : Tomb of Sir Joseph Paxton by Trevor Rickard
Tomb of Sir Joseph Paxton
This impressive chest tomb of 1865 in the cemetery of St Peter's Church is the... more

SK2569 : St Peter's Church at Edensor by Trevor Rickard
St Peter's Church at Edensor
Grade I Listed church with an impressive spire. Originally a 12th century church... more

SK2569 : Cavendish Family Graves by Trevor Rickard
Cavendish Family Graves
In a quiet corner of St Peter's cemetery lie the family members of the Dukes of... more

SK2469 : Edensor Village by Trevor Rickard
Edensor Village
Looking northeast with St Peter's church spire on the right. Originally the... more

SK2569 : Weir at Chatsworth by Trevor Rickard
Weir at Chatsworth
Looking north to the weir on the River Derwent nearest to Chatsworth House.

SK2568 : Lower Weir at Chatsworth by Trevor Rickard
Lower Weir at Chatsworth
Curved weir on the River Derwent in the parkland south of Chatsworth House.

SK2568 : Disused mill near Calton Lees by Trevor Rickard
Disused mill near Calton Lees
Looking north to a disused and derelict mill building with the Derwent weir on the... more

SK2668 : Bridge at Calton Lees by Trevor Rickard
Bridge at Calton Lees
This single-arch bridge takes the B6012 over the River Derwent on the Chatsworth... more

SK2468 : Track to Calton Houses by Trevor Rickard
Track to Calton Houses
Looking westwards towards a small group of isolated cottages.

SK2468 : Water trough at Calton Pastures by Trevor Rickard
Water trough at Calton Pastures
Looking north across a vast expanse of grazing land. In the middle distance is... more

SK2467 : Larch plantation at Manners Wood by Trevor Rickard
Larch plantation at Manners Wood
View south west to Haddon Fields on the other side of the Wye valley.

SK2367 : Track through Manners Wood by Trevor Rickard
Track through Manners Wood
Forestry track heading north-west through a stand of pine trees.

SK2368 : Calton Pastures by Trevor Rickard
Calton Pastures
Looking north-west across a large area of grazing land. Moatless Plantation on the... more

SK2368 : Pond on Calton Pastures by Trevor Rickard
Pond on Calton Pastures
Looking east towards New Piece Wood. This pond is very near the top of the hill... more

SK2369 : Calton Pastures by Trevor Rickard
Calton Pastures
Sweeping view southeast from the flank of Moatless Plantation. Acres of lush... more

SK2269 : Ball Cross Hill Fort by Trevor Rickard
Ball Cross Hill Fort
From near Moatless Plantation looking west across the Wye Valley. The outline of... more

SK2269 : Ballcross Farm by Trevor Rickard
Ballcross Farm
Situated above Bakewell on the minor road leading to Pilsley. Holiday... more

SK2269 : Sunset above Bakewell by Trevor Rickard
Sunset above Bakewell
Looking west from Ballcross Farm as the sun touches the hills around Sheldon.

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