OCTOBER 2018 – WALK EVERY DAY FOR A WEEK CHALLENGE – DAY 6
For my walk today we went to the Chatsworth Estate. Chatsworth is about 12 miles from Sheffield, just beyond the village of Baslow. The road actually passes through the park. Because of this, it is very easy to get to. Chatsworth is also close to Bakewell and about 9 miles from Chesterfield.
The house was built in the early 18th century in the English Baroque style by the 1st Dukes of Devonshire and is the seat of his descendant, Peregrine Cavendish, the 12th duke. The Cavendish family have lived here since the mid-sixteenth century. The house has an impressive collection of art, furniture, books and sculptures. Also, its interiors are some of the finest in the country.
I went with a friend for a 4-mile circular walk. We had a toddler in a pram with us so we chose an easy option going via the paved route. You can see the route on the map at the end.
We walked up and through Stand Wood towards the Hunting Tower where we were rewarded with beautiful autumnal views across the Derbyshire landscape and Edensor Village. We then carried on through the woods toward the Dobb Edge and back to Chatsworth House’s car park. As we lost our track at one point, we had to carry the pram over a stile once but that was ok.
Chatsworth looks brilliant at this time of the year. The trees are just spectacular.
This is as much wildlife as I got today! 😀 It is certainly not for me but it made me smile though. 🙂