This 7-mile circular walk takes in Birchen Edge, Chatsworth and Dobb Edge- all of which are gems of the Peak District. Chatsworth and the surrounding Derbyshire countryside are home to some of the most stunning views in the area, whichever direction you look.
There are three places that you could start this walk, either Birchen Edge Car Park (by the Robin Hood Inn), Chatsworth Car Park or Baslow Village car park. All of these options are clearly marked in the map within the PDF document attached at the bottom of this page.
One of the most memorable parts of this walk is seeing the glorious Chatsworth house; known as the ‘Palace of the Peak’ it is one of the country’s best-loved stately homes, and is the location for RHS Chatsworth Flower Show for the next ten years. Being the home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, it’s a treasure trove of art, design and history. A day looking around the house and gardens will always be a day well spent!
This walk also takes you through the nearby woods and up the 148 steps to the Hunting Tower. This is another handsome and historical addition to the Chatsworth Estate.
Another part of the walk to make note of is Nelson’s Monument, on Birchen Edge. This tall stone obelisk stands at 1,000 ft. above sea level and was erected five years after the Battle of Trafalgar in 1810. Close to Nelson’s Monument are three very large and interesting rocks, call the Three Ships. Each rock has been carved with a name: the Victory, Defiant and Royal Sovereign. All three look wonderful as a ship-shaped trio.
- Free Parking
- Length of route (miles) - 7
Map & Directions
Adjacent to the Robin Hood Inn on the B6050 near junction with A619 towards Chesterfield.