Chatsworth and Birchen Edges

Nelsons Monument. Birchen Edge

Chatsworth and Birchen Edges, Peak District, with Rachel Bolton and Richard Tower

Saturday 16 October 2021


A guided walk as part of a small group to explore the stunning countryside and gritstone edges in the area around the historic Chatsworth House in the Peak District.


Chatsworth House and it’s grounds are simply breath taking!  In the autumn the colours from the trees and moorland are striking.  Our open walk starts at Chatsworth, gaining height through the grounds to the hunting lodge.  We then follow Chatsworth Edge to the Robin Hood Inn, enjoying far reaching views in all directions and over the Chatsworth estate including the fountain.  We then cross over to Birchen Edge and follow to a rock outcrop known as the 3 ships, representing Victory, Sovereign and Endeavor, with Nelsons monument close by.  The edge is followed over moorland and continues to Baslow Edge and the site of Wellington’s monument.  We then circle the edge to admire the views and rock architecture before descending to Baslow village and returning to Chatsworth via the park grounds. 


The distance approximately 9 miles/145 kilometres, with a height gain of 1,128 feet/344 metres. 


The cost is £38 per person.  Please book and pay below.  You are booking with Rachel Bolton, and the walk on the day will be guided either by Rachel or by Richard Tower. 


Chatsworth and Birchen Edges, Peak District, with Rachel Bolton or Richard Tower.


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Meeting Place and Time

We meet at 9:15am ready for a 9:30am start in the main Chatsworth House car park.  Post code DE4 2NX.  The car parking fee is currently £4, payable upon entry. 


Further Information

What to wear and bring with you on guided walks with Rachel and Richard
General Information - Hill and Moorland
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Alternative Dates - Private Guiding

For greater flexibility, why not do this as a private guided walk on a day of your choice, either on your own or with a group of friends or family?