Bakewell to Chatsworth Walk

Traverse picturesque landscapes along this enchanting trail. A popular circular walk, the Bakewell to Chatsworth Walk showcases the diverse beauty of the Derbyshire countryside along the way.

The trail begins in the heart of Bakewell, winding it’s way along the Monsal Trail through the serenity of the open countryside and onto the formal grounds of Chatsworth House, one of England’s finest stately homes.

This circular trail invites you to discover the rural wonders of the Derbyshire Dales.

Prepare to be captivated by the beauty that unfolds along this favourable trail…

Immerse yourself in the rural delights of the Peak District along the Bakewell to Chatsworth Walk and unveil the timeless charm of this iconic region. Explore the winding streets of Bakewell, meander through rural countryside and marvel at the jaw-dropping architecture of Chatsworth House.

Discover the standout features of the Bakewell to Chatsworth Walk:

Bakewell: Start your adventure in the historic market town of Bakewell, known for it’s picture-perfect architecture, quaint shops and iconic Bakewell Pudding.

Chatsworth House: Encounter one of England’s finest stately homes at Chatsworth House. Tour the opulent State Rooms, explore the Sculpture Gallery or enjoy a spot of locally sourced cuisine at one of the estate’s restaurants.

Capability Brown’s Landscape: Designed by Capability Brown, the parkand at Chatsworth House have been meticulously put together, featuring a harmonious blend of natural beauty and architectural grandeur.


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  1. Starting Point: Cross the medieval bridge from the centre of Bakewell onto Combs Lane. Turn left at the footpath sign. Walk up the drive and turn right to a bridge.
  2. Monsal Trail: Walk right across a golf course, following a track through the wood. Follow a stream to a ladder stile, crossing and turning right toward a pond.
  3. Plantation Walk: Cross a stile by the pond to another stile, following a grassy footpath downhill toward a gate above a plantation. Follow the track toward Russain Cottage. Veer left before this at the Edensor signpost.
  4. Edensor Village: Cross the gate through Chatsworth Park, walking between two plantations left of Edensor Church. On the right, four stone steps reveal a wrought-iron gate.Cross the gate and follow a tarmac road into Edensor.
  5. Chatsworth House: Leave the village through white gates, cross the main road and take the footpath to Chatsworth House.
  6. Return to Bakewell: Retrace your steps back to Bakewell.
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