Short walk details
£10 per person | 10am
Each tour is led by a Chatsworth guide, offering the perfect way to learn more about the park and villages surrounding Chatsworth. Learn about how this landscape has evolved and some of the stories behind the sites as you take in some of the best views Chatsworth has to offer.
The short walks are approximately two hours long and are available on the following days:
- 6 March and 11 July: Dobb Edge and Barbrook
- 10 April and 8 August: Edensor
- 1 May and 26 September: Lakes loop
- 26 June and 10 October: Capability Brown's landscape
Book your two-hour walks below.
Dobb edge & Barbrook
Available 6 March and 11 July
Explore the North park and the legacy of 19th century Head Gardener Joseph Paxton at Barbrook, Dobb edge and Stand wood – includes stiles and steep slopes
Available 10 April and 8 August
Explore the estate village of Edensor and learn a bit more about its history as well.
Available 1 May and 26 September
Explore the woodland above the house and the lakes which provide water for the garden and many water features.
Capability Brown's Landscape
Available 26 June and 10 October
Explore Edensor, Calton Lees, New Piece Wood, and the transformation of the Park by Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown in the 18th century.
Long walk details
£15 per person | 10am
Each tour is led by a Chatsworth guide, offering the perfect way to learn more about the parkland and villages surrounding Chatsworth, and learn about how this landscape has evolved and some of the stories behind the sites. You will take in some of the best views Chatsworth has to offer.
The long walks are approximately four hours long and are available on the following days:
- 7 March and 10 July: Chatsworth's prehistoric landscape
- 11 April and 7 August: The Duke's walk
- 2 May and 25 September: The Warren and Beeley Village
- 27 June and 16 October: Edensor and beyond
Book your four-hour walks below.
Chatsworth's prehistoric landscape
Available on 7 March and 10 July
Discover prehistoric cairns, rock art and a stone circle on a walk to Dobb edge, Gibbet moor and The Warren. This walk includes stiles, steep slopes, muddy ground and open moorland; it is recommended for suitably equipped walkers only.
The Duke's Walk
Available on 11 April and 7 August
Re-trace one of the 12th Duke of Devonshire's favourite walks - from Chatsworth to Bakewell. As seen in the 2012 BBC Chatsworth series.
The Warren and Beeley village
Available on 2 May and 25 September
Climb up through Stand Wood and The Warren before dropping down into the estate village of Beeley and returning to Chatsworth alongside the River Derwent.
Edensor and beyond
Available on 27 June and 16 October
Pass through the estate village of Edensor before exploring the medieval and later landscape of Calton pastures.
Planning your day
- All park walks start at the game larder at 10am.
- Your walk is led by an experienced Chatsworth Guide.
- We welcome well-behaved dogs on leads.
- On long walks, there are no toilets available.
What should I expect?
- Terrain is varied with steep climbs, mostly on footpaths, sometimes tarmac roads, across fields and over stiles.
- Walks will go ahead in all weather conditions.
- Long walks are recommended for experienced walkers only.
What should I pack for the day?
- Wear sturdy walking shoes or boots.
- Bring waterproof clothing.
- Bring plenty of water.
- On long walks, bring a packed lunch.
Looking for somewhere to stay?
We have a collection of hotels, inns, cottages and restaurants on and around the Chatsworth Estate that will make your visit that little bit more comfortable and special. Visit our chatsworthstays.co.uk website to find out more and to book online.