Chatsworth Estate, Calton Pastures and Edensor

A Edensor walk posted on 27/03/18 by P&MFletcher. Update : 04/04/18

Really lovely varied walk starting at Calton Lees and climbing up to Calton Pastures with great views over the surrounding area of Bakewell and Chatsworth House. After passing the house climb through Stand Wood and return to the car park via Beeley.

Technical sheet
Calculated time Calculated time: 4h10[?]
Distance Distance : 7.55mi
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 974ft
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 988ft
Highest point Highest point : 935ft
Lowest point Lowest point : 361ft
Average Difficulty : Average
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : Edensor
Starting point Starting point : N 53.212682° / W 1.613742°
Download :


(D) Depart from Calton Lees Car Park along the road towards the Garden Centre. Follow the lane to the right of the garden center and into the small hamlet of Calton Lees. Keep following the road through the village and through the gate on the left onto a track that leads up the valley for about 1.5km. Continue on the same path through Calton Houses until you reach the gates take the one on the right.

(1) After passing through the gate turn left up the path alongside the copse keeping the wall on your left. At the corner of the field go through the first gate and keeping left head through the second gate. Follow the farm track as it emerges onto Calton Pastures, as you ascend after 300 m keep left along the path and head towards Manners Wood on the hill top. The path is marked by a short way marker.

(2) Just before the wood take the path on the right across the pastures. Follow the path for about 1.6km across the fields passing through two gates. The path ascends to the right of a copse at the top of a hill and here you get great views of Bakewell and surrounds. Follow the path around the hill and down a short slope towards a gate. Cross the stile and proceed along the green lane until you reach the gate at the end.

(3) Go over over the stile and turn right up the lane. Follow the lane for 800m, great views at the top, until you reach a fork, take the right fork down the track. Continue descending down the track for 1.1km to the edge of the village of Edensor. Go through the village past the church and at the village green take the left fork to the road. (Cafe is on the right of the village green).

(4) Cross the road and follow the well-marked path opposite as it traverses a small hill and heads towards Chatsworth House. Cross the bridge over the river and turn right up the path towards a gate. Proceed through the gate and continue uphill passing the house and the stables on the right and heading towards the children's farm and the woods. (Cafe and shop in the stable block)

(5) Follow the signs for the Farmyard, go through the first gate and then through the right hand gate into Stand Wood. Follow the road up the hill and when the road turns sharply left take the smaller track going straight on. Folllow this track for 1.3km after a sharp left hand bend take the path on the right. At the crossing of paths after 20m turn right, go up the hill to the road. Just before reaching the road take the path on the right which follows the edge of the escarpment. When you reach the stream turn right over the bridge and head towards the stile over the large wall. Go over the stile onto the open moor.

(6) After 50m there are two tracks on the right close together marked with posts, take either track down the slope towards a wooden gate (the second one is more defined). Take the path down the hill, through two gates close together into an open field. Follow the path down the hill towards the farm building and a stile in the far wall.

(7) Go over the stile and turn right down the farm track which turns into a lane and after 800m you reach the main road. Turn right along the busy road, be careful on the first part as there is no footpath. Cross the bridge and just past the cottage on the right hand side take the track and immediately turn right onto the path up the slope through the trees.

(A) At the top of the slope you reach Calton Lees Car Park

Waypoints :
D/A : mi 0 - alt. mi 0 - Calton Lees Car Park - Chatsworth Est
1 : mi 1.25 - alt. mi 1.25 - Calton Houses
2 : mi 1.57 - alt. mi 1.57 - Manners Wood
3 : mi 2.81 - alt. mi 2.81 - Balcross Farm
4 : mi 4.36 - alt. mi 4.36 - Edensor Village
5 : mi 5.08 - alt. mi 5.08 - The Stables - Chatsworth Est
6 : mi 6.35 - alt. mi 6.35 - Edge of Chatsworth Est
7 : mi 6.78 - alt. mi 6.78 - Beeley Hiltop Farm
D/A : mi 7.55 - alt. mi 7.55 - Calton Lees Car Park

Useful Information

Car Park is part of Chatsworth Estate and there is a fee, pay the Attendant. In the warmer months a small cabin provides refreshments near the car park
Cafe and Toilets at Calton Lees Garden Centre
Tea Rooms in Edensor Village
Cafe/Restaurant/Shop at Chatsworth House Stable Block

Hikideas and this author cannot be held responsible in the case of accidents or problems occuring on this walk.

During the walk or to do/see around

Views of Bakewell and Surrounds from Calton Pastures
Lovely Village of Edensor
Chatsworth House, Park and Woods

Opinions and comments


Global average : 4.44/5
Number of opinions : 6
Description quality : 4.33/5
Routemap quality : 4/5
Walk interest : 5/5

on Tue 09 Apr 2019 20:57:39 CEST

Global average : 4 / 5

Date of walk : 09/04/19
Description quality : Good
Routemap quality : Average
Walk interest : Very good

The only thing to say about the route map quality, is that a lot of the signage has fallen down or missing. We back tracked a few times but we enjoyed the walk.
We especially liked the home made cake and shortbread and eggs with an honesty box at a cottage in Edensor.
A very good walk and would recommend it.

on Sun 27 Jan 2019 22:08:44 CET

Global average : 5 / 5

Date of walk : 27/01/19
Description quality : Very good
Routemap quality : Very good
Walk interest : Very good

We completed the walk on a damp winter's day consequently many of the green lanes were muddy. The terrain and scenery are varied throughout. A break is possible at Chatsworth garden centre and Edensor tea rooms, both pleasant.

It would be nice to try the walk again in the Summer.

on Mon 12 Nov 2018 09:59:15 CET

Global average : 4.33 / 5

Date of walk : 25/10/18
Description quality : Good
Routemap quality : Good
Walk interest : Very good

Lovely walk with the dog. Started from Chatsworth and included a visit to Bakewell.
Not difficult terrain or route finding.
Recommended for lone or family walk.

on Wed 12 Sep 2018 19:39:47 CEST

Global average : 5 / 5

Date of walk : 12/09/18
Description quality : Very good
Routemap quality : Very good
Walk interest : Very good

An excellent walk easy to follow,great tea and cakes at Edensor znd a shop at Chatsworth.Whats not to like.

on Thu 23 Aug 2018 08:16:43 CEST

Global average : 5 / 5

Date of walk : 23/08/18
Description quality : Very good
Routemap quality : Very good
Walk interest : Very good

This is a delightful walk and nice to come into the village of Edensor.
I intend to this walk again as I enjoyed it so much.

on Thu 02 Aug 2018 22:42:27 CEST

We are so pleased that you found the walk enjoyable.

We all have different styles (thankfully).

on Mon 30 Jul 2018 10:23:49 CEST

Global average : 3.33 / 5

Date of walk : 30/07/18
Description quality : Average
Routemap quality : Disappointing
Walk interest : Very good

As with most walk directions I've used, people need to be more precise with their instructions. For example to say "you have to go through the village and take a gate on the left" When the instruction should be : pass by the village on your left and through the gate ahead displaying the way mark sign. This would be accurate.
This is a common problem to all route downloads, books etc. People need to be more careful, as in the field it could lead people into danger.
Always take an os map of the area with you, or at least a photocopied section to give proper detail to the walk. Also a compass.
The map included with the instructions would not properly print off with full detail, so I had to print off a copied section from an os map anyway.
Sorry folks I find this all the time. Even people that publish books of walks do this all the time. ........

But we thoroughly enjoyed the walk and highly recommend it to all.

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