Beeley - Hall Bank Plantation - Standwood - Chatsworth

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Starting from pretty Beeley Village, a narrow lane takes us uphill to the wooded Hall Bank Plantation across picturesque stepping-stones. Then comes an exhilarating high-level walk across moorland, giving great views across the Derwent Valley. Chatsworth House Estate will then be travelled through by a not so well-known grass path. This is much less tiring than the metalled forest roads. A mystery tall chimney will be passed (try to fathom its use). Onwards, to join the last stretch of metalled lane down to the animal farm and Chatsworth House. Continuing over the Derwent Bridge we turn left to follow the river by the old bakery and over the humpbacked bridge. Lastly there is a long walk over a never-ending field back to Beeley.

England - Central England - Derbyshire - Peak District


Birds, Butterflies, Cafe, Church, Flowers, Food Shop, Gift Shop, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Industrial Archaeology, Mostly Flat, Nature Trail, Play Area, Pub, Public Transport, River, Stately Home, Toilets, Waterfall, Wildlife
12/27/2008 - Dave and Sam Asbury

I think Ray undersells the beginning of this walk. The Series of small waterfalls that don't get a mention in the text are great! As mentioned by others it's muddy this time of year - but that's why you wear boots and not flip flops ;-) I'd recommnend this walk without a doubt.

4/3/2006 - Heather Gorrod

3/04/2006 Had a lovely day out although the walk would have been better if we had had the weather. Had a job finding the start as there appear to be no road names in Beeley. Not recommended after any rain as the whole walk was very very muddy. A stop off at Chatsworth is a must although we only went to the tearooms and the garden shop. We are tempted to give it another go in better weather as the views were beautiful. p.s. The Turkey is still alive!!

11/25/2004 - Martin Hancock

Note: At point 5 we turned RIGHT at large boulders (which should be on your left) to get to the stile(says left in details). A very good route - we did it after November snow, which made the walk through the wood (2 to 5) seem as if we were in the Canadian Wilds, not the Peak District !! Chatsworth is well worth a visit, even at the relatively expensive admission charge. Possibly the best views are after crossing the bridge, on the way back, near the first weir.

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