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Another Chatsworth pushchair walk


Another week, another trip to glorious Chatsworth for a Peak District pushchair walk! We did this as a leg-stretcher during a day’s outing to the children’s farmyard there. It’s also a grand spot to picnic beside the Derwent in summer (yes, there are ducks…) and is nicely sheltered in the sunny farmland at the bottom of the valley. You can also start the walk in Baslow thanks to the pushchair-friendly kissing gate into the grounds.

  • AREA: Chatsworth
  • DISTANCE: 2 miles
  • FACILITIES: Toilets, cafes, children’s farmyard and adventure playground, stately house…
  • PARKING: At the house, £3 on entry
  • GRADIENT: Fairly flat
  • TERRAIN: Good paths or tarmac and one easy cross-country section
  • OS MAP: White Peak OS Explorer

Picnic beside the Derwent River at Chatsworth

Picnic beside the Derwent River at Chatsworth

Autumn leaves in Chatsworth Park

Autumn leaves in Chatsworth Park

  1. From the house, walk back down the entrance road towards the bridge over the Derwent (it’s fine to walk on the grass just beside the road.
  2. Just before the bridge, take the riverside path to your right. Follow it past the polo ground and Joseph Paxton’s cottage to a kissing gate.
  3. At the kissing gate, turn right across the fields. Cross the road and continue straight on over the fields until you come to a gravel track.
  4. Turn right onto the track and follow it back to the house, ignoring any temptation to take a left-hand track uphill to Stand Wood!

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