Chatsworth Circular Walk

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9.7 km
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396 m
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Chatsworth Circular

The Chatsworth Circular is a fantastic day-walk in the Peak District that will lead you uphill for some scenic views overlooking the nearby village of Edensor. In addition to the views of the surrounding area, the trail also passes through the grounds of Chatsworth House, offering the opportunity to check out the seat of the Duke of Devonshire. While the route may be a bit hilly, it is perfect for a nice weekend stroll with the entire family.

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Route Description for Chatsworth Circular Walk

Walking the Chatsworth Circular Walk is an awesome, family-friendly adventure in Derbyshire due to the easy-to-navigate trails, beautifully scenic Peak District landscape, and historic Chatsworth House that has been retained by the Cavendish family since 1549. Setting out from the car park, make your way east to climb uphill for some amazing views overlooking the surrounding landscape. Upon reaching the top of the hill, head north through the tranquil woodland terrain that makes up much of the grounds surrounding the historic country house. After passing by several charming lakes on your right, head west to descend the hillside and cross over the River Derwent on the way to the village of Edensor. After making your way through the village, follow the trail south to once again cut across the estate grounds and pass through New Piece Wood on the return journey to the car park where you began.

Other amazing walks in Peak District National Park

Check out our guides to Kinder Scout, Mam Tor, Stanage Edge, Dovedale, and Padley Gorge. Or see all of our Peak District walks on 10Adventures.

Getting to the Chatsworth Circular Walk Trailhead

To reach the car park for the Chatsworth Circular from Rowsley, drive northeast on Dale Road/A6 and turn left onto Chatsworth Road. Continue on for 3.2 km to find the car park on the left.

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