The Chatsworth Wander – day walking in Derbyshire...
DurationSingle Day Event
Difficulty LevelsMultiple options available
1 - 2
How apt we thought. With a name like Chatsworth we had to hold one of our day walks there given that most of our guests chatter away, without seemingly drawing breath, while they stroll along getting their money’s worth of gassing!
So with that in mind we’ve laid on a day’s sauntering against the backdrop of the magnificent Chatsworth House and grounds. It’s a perfect way to get acquainted with the Large Outdoors’ experience before plunging into one of our weekend trips and get to know some fellow walkers, ahem gassers, along the way.
So to the day itself. We meet at the main car park at Chatsworth where your guide will talk you through the route that we’re going to follow and check you have the right gear before the wagon’s roll!
After heading through the beautiful parkland designed by Capability Brown and the village of Rowsley we begin climbing gently to the wide expanse of sheep grazing known as Carlton Pastures. Here it’s time for a breather as we take in the views west over the Wye Valley and Bakewell.
Then we drop down eventually reaching Edensor, a village on the Chatsworth Estate that is a fascinating hotch potch of house styles – from mock Tudor to Swiss-style chalets – which is well worth a stroll through.
All that remains is a stroll through the genteel surroundings of the estate back to the car park. Here we hot foot it to the excellent farm shop café for a well-earned cup of tea, and, no doubt, a slice of cake before having a final mosey round the gift shops before saying our goodbyes!
Good to know:
Meeting Location & time
Meeting time: 9:15am for a 9:30am start.
Please meet by the toilets in the car park.
Age Limit: You must be over 18 to attend this trip, there is no upper age limit.
Dogs: I am afraid dogs are not allowed on this trip, unless they are registered assistance dogs.
Solo Travellers: This trip is perfect for solo travellers and although couples and small groups of friends are always welcome the majority of people do attend on their own.
Kit lists – You can view our kit lists here…
FAQ’s– For important information on what’s included with our standard trips, such as what food we supply, arrival times and answer to our most commonly asked questions please visit out our FAQ’s page
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What our members have to say...
Well, for a non-walker it was certainly challenging but my word was it exhilarating! The feeling of achievement after every day, was just fabulous. The group we went with were all strangers on day one, but firm friends by the end of the week. The comradery on some of the tougher walks, helped me to the top…..and wow what views. Anyone thinking of doing it - don’t worry….just go for it!ClaireMember Since 2016
My first Large Outdoors and (Ulster & the Giant's Causeway Walking Weekend) Irish experience was absolutely fantastic. Everything was organised perfectly and Gareth is a joy to be around. I loved every minute and will definitely book myself onto another trip. #toldallmyfriendstheyhavetocomeVanessaMember Since 2018
“I didn’t really know what to expect on my first ever walking holiday and wasn’t very prepared if truth be known – lesson to all read the essential kit list especially waterproofs! It was great fun and what a lovely group of supportive and encouraging people, especially Gareth who did a great job looking after us all. I must admit at times I found it a bit challenging but what a great sense of achievement when we reached the top of the mountains (hills) I will definitely do this again.ElizabethMember Since 2016