Chatsworth Delights

Michael Magee reports:

Nine eager walkers set off from Calver (6 South Manchester, 1 Merseystriders, 1 High Peak & a potential new recruit) and warmed up with a climb through Bee Wood to Curbar Edge and then onto Baslow Edge which we followed enjoying good views of the valley below. We proceeded past Wellington's Momument crossing over the A621 to Nelson's Momument, Three Ships and onto Birchen Edge. Our route then took us to Gibbet Moor with a brief visit to Hob Hurst's House. After lunch we walked through Hell Bank Plantation and onto Beeley where we saw an impressive Red Kite. A welcome tea break at Edensor cafe before visiting the church and viewing the Kitty Kennedy & Paxton graves. The fine weather gave us regular views from different directions of Chatsworth House and its grounds. Our return route included Baslow, Bubnell and St. Mary's Wood before returning to Calver with 19 miles in our legs. A most enjoyable walk with plenty of lively conversation & banter.

The walkers were:

Michael Magee, David Clift, Kerry (Merseystride), Peter Schick, Peter Whithead, Duncan Smith, Roger Hand, Nick Hill and Simon Riddington (High Peak)

Photos:

I have done some editing here - not all of mine and Michaels photos have been included, only the best ones; one of Michaels has been used in place of one of mine and I have added a few shots from my library (Duncan)

and some photos from Peter Schick: