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CONTACT: Roger Baker, 12 Burwood Grove, Hayling Island, Hampshire PO11 9DS
Tel: 02392 462005     E-mail: trails@bwf-ivv.org.uk

ENTRY FEE: £1.50 per walker (Cheques payable to BWF)
AWARD: Cloth Badge at £2.50 each.
DIRECTIONS FROM NEAREST TOWN: Bakewell - From Bakewell take the A619 towards Baslow/Sheffield and then follow the Brown Tourist ‘Chatsworth’ signs
START VENUE: Calton Lees Car Park (Map 119  GR SK259685) Sat Nav Code DE4 2NX
COACH & CAR PARKING: There is ample Car Parking at Calton Lees (at the entrance to Chatsworth Estate near Beeley village) at approx. £3.00 per day. Coach Parking only by prior arrangement.
PUBLIC TRANSPORT: Buses from Bakewell, Chesterfield and Sheffield. These services are limited in winter.
REFRESHMENTS: At the start and on the route.

NEW ROUTE      ROUTE DESCRIPTION (Updated 13th April 2019) 

Leave the car park by a path close to the entrance to the Garden Centre. Descend through woods to the road turn right and cross the river bridge. Cross to left hand side of road and after 200m at lane turn left. Keep ahead for apprx 800m to Beeley Hilltop Farm.

Q1 - How many concrete mushrooms on right hand side?

Continue ahead on track for 100m and turn left on footpath signed Stand Wood and Chatsworth Concessionary Path. Bear right to gate in wall, continue through large kissing gate opposite and ahead on path through young birch trees to another large kissing gate. Contine on path uphill to reach wide gravel track, turn left and cross stone stile in wall. Keep forward along good track, at track crossroads keep forward, continue on track for apprx 2500m ignoring all sidetracks passing ornamental lakes to eventually reach the stone steps on the left of the impressive Hunting Tower, climb steps. Good views and ideal for a rest stop.

Q2 - How many cannons are there in front of the tower?

Opposite the tower take the steep slippery steps downhill passing the waterfall to eventually reach cross tracks. Go straight over and continue to lane, turn right and follow lane to go through metal gate on right.

Q3 - On information board on right before car park, who designed the stables?

Continue through car park  to reach front of main house, (cafes and toilets and a tour of the house). Continue downhill with house on left to cross road bridge, immediately bear right on gravel footpath to reach road. Cross road and through gate right of cattle grid, ahead on road to church on left.

Q4 - What time is Sunday Service?

 Continue ahead to reach footpath on left signed Rowsley & Carlton Lees, up steps and round left to the top, pass through metal gate to field. Bear right following footpath sign  continue ahead through gap in trees to fenced corner of wood on left, FP sign on fence, ahead uphill through trees to next wood with information board by gate and seat/benches on right.

Q5 - On information board what does picture 9 depict?

Do not go through gate but immediately turn left on grassy track downhill with wood on right, keeping wood on right at all times reach new tree plantation enclosure. At corner of plantation bear right on path at high level, keeping on narrow path to pass a bench and enclosed tree in memory of Chas Shaw.

Q6 - How old was he when he died?

Continue ahead to cross large stile and gate on right, down steps on left to car park and end of walk.

When you have completed this trail please use the Permanent Trail Entry Form

The organisers are not liable for accidents, thefts and/or damage to property. Every effort will be made by the organisers to make this a safe, enjoyable and memorable event.  

This trail is registered until 31 December 2020