Geo-Trips :: Chatsworth Estate Walk

Chatsworth Estate, Derbyshire

A walk from Chatsworth House, Sat, 26 Feb 2011 by Trevor Rickard

Walk through the Chatsworth parkland and to the lakes above the gardens which supply the famous Emperor Fountain.

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SK3970 : A617 approaching Chesterfield by Trevor Rickard
A617 approaching Chesterfield
From a long lay-by looking north-west down the hill towards the town centre behind... more

SK2670 : Track through Chatsworth Park by Trevor Rickard
Track through Chatsworth Park
Looking south with the Chatsworth stables complex just in view. The park here is... more

SK2671 : Pond at Chatsworth Park by Trevor Rickard
Pond at Chatsworth Park
Surrounded by rhododendron just west of the main track leading south to the big... more

SK2671 : Track through Chatsworth Park by Trevor Rickard
Track through Chatsworth Park
Heading south with the tower of Chatsworth stable block just in view between the... more

SK2672 : North end of Chatsworth Park by Trevor Rickard
North end of Chatsworth Park
Looking north-west towards Park Side and Baslow. Yeld Wood on the right.

SK2671 : Chatsworth Park by Trevor Rickard
Chatsworth Park
Looking north-west across the Derwent valley with Baslow in the trees on the... more

SK2671 : Jubilee Rock by Trevor Rickard
Jubilee Rock
Looking north to a large millstone grit boulder. Previously known as the Elephant... more

SK2671 : North end of Chatsworth Park by Trevor Rickard
North end of Chatsworth Park
View north-west across the Derwent valley to Baslow, with Calver Peak and High... more

SK2771 : Meadows at Dobb Edge by Trevor Rickard
Meadows at Dobb Edge
Looking north-east across several grazing meadows above Chatsworth Park. Very... more

SK2671 : Pathway at Dobb Edge by Trevor Rickard
Pathway at Dobb Edge
Looking north down the pathway off Dobb Edge into Chatsworth Park. Baslow Edge and... more

SK2671 : Rock outcrops at Dobb Edge by Trevor Rickard
Rock outcrops at Dobb Edge
Looking north-west towards Baslow below. The edge is millstone grit, with many... more

SK2671 : Grazing meadows at Parkgate by Trevor Rickard
Grazing meadows at Parkgate
From Dobb Edge looking south-east towards Gibbet Wood and Gibbet Moor in the... more

SK2671 : Barns near Parkgate by Trevor Rickard
Barns near Parkgate
Looking east at a set of large barns servicing the grazing land above Dobb Edge on... more

SK2670 : The Hunting Tower by Trevor Rickard
The Hunting Tower
This triangular building stands on an escarpment at the edge of Stand Wood some... more

SK2670 : View from the Hunting Tower by Trevor Rickard
View from the Hunting Tower
Looking west across the Derwent valley with Chatsworth Park below.

SK2670 : Emperor Lake by Trevor Rickard
Emperor Lake
The largest of several man-made lakes, which are fed by various leats off the moor... more

SK2670 : Water outlet from the Emperor Lake by Trevor Rickard
Water outlet from the Emperor Lake
At the south end of the lake is a sluice, which feeds water down pipes to the... more

SK2670 : Ring Pond outlet by Trevor Rickard
Ring Pond outlet
This drain takes overflow water from the Ring Pond to feed the Aqueduct in the... more

SK2670 : Ring Pond by Trevor Rickard
Ring Pond
Looking east across the circular man-mande pond which was built to help feed the... more

SK2670 : Track near the Emperor Lake by Trevor Rickard
Track near the Emperor Lake
Heading south through Stand Wood towards Swiss lake.

SK2770 : Meadows and pond near Swiss Lake by Trevor Rickard
Meadows and pond near Swiss Lake
Looking north across a series of walled meadows stretching to Parkgate. A large... more

SK2770 : Swiss Lake by Trevor Rickard
Swiss Lake
Looking north-east across this large man-made lake, which helps to gravity-feed... more

SK2769 : Meadow south of Swiss Cottage by Trevor Rickard
Meadow south of Swiss Cottage
Looking east towards Bunker's Hill Wood as the evening sun catches the trees.

SK2769 : Track near Swiss Cottage by Trevor Rickard
Track near Swiss Cottage
Heading south towards Park Farm on the Chatsworth estate. Mixed woodland in this area.

SK2769 : Park Farm by Trevor Rickard
Park Farm
Looking east along the entrance track with Bunker's Hill Wood in the background.... more

SK2669 : Clifftop at Chatsworth Park by Trevor Rickard
Clifftop at Chatsworth Park
Looking south along the Derwent valley from a massive Millstone Grit boulder, part... more

SK2669 : Pathway through Chatsworth Gardens by Trevor Rickard
Pathway through Chatsworth Gardens
Heading north through the wooded outer reaches of the gardens, not visited by most... more

SK2670 : The Aqueduct by Trevor Rickard
The Aqueduct
Looking east up the hill in Stand Wood to The Aqueduct, built by Joseph Paxton in... more

SK2670 : Chatsworth Stable Block by Trevor Rickard
Chatsworth Stable Block
Looking east to the main entrance as the setting sun highlights the stone. James... more

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