Birchen Edge to Chatsworth to Dobb Edge

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Peak District National Park

Birchen Edge to Chatsworth to Dobb Edge is a 8.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Bakewell, Derbyshire, England that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and running.

Length8.8 miElevation gain1,512 ftRoute typeLoop
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Please note: this track may include a padlocked gate causing a detour. This route has three different starting points: Birchen Edge car park, Chatsworth car park, Baslow village car park. Each has a pub! There is a pub at the Robin Hood Inn. There are three pubs in Balow. In Chatsworth, there is a bar and restaurant. On this walk you will see Nelson's Monument and the Three Ships, a monument erected in 1810 to memorialize the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. The 'ships' or stones have the words Victory, Defiance and Royal Soverin carved onto them. As you approach Birchen Edge, you will come follow the sign 'Boundary of Open Country' at the top of the hill after the gate. Turn right onto the path. This is now the historic Chesterfield Roade. You will keep on straight to the Wellington Monument. This monument was constructed in 1866 to honor the visit of the Duke of Rutland. After the monument, at the junction of the tracks, turn left. You will eventually come upon the paved Bar Road. At School Lane and Bar Road intersection, turn left. After walking along this road and passing the A619, turn left and pass the Goose Green Tea Rooms. Then turn right to Chatsworth Estate after the bridge. Chatsworth Estate is home to the Duke And Duchess of Devonshire and is one of the most well known estates in Britain. After the house and to the stable block, follow the path to the lefthand side. You will walk on the estate road to the forest with the sign 'Stand Wood Walks'. this path through the woods will bring you to stairs for the Hunting Tower. After climbing, follow the path to the left around the tower. From here, you will follow a series of paths through the woods (follow the AllTrails verified route) to make your way back to the Robin Hood Inn and car park.

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Lorraine Baker
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julie smith
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lovely route although part of it takes you through a private track and last part is along a main road hence not 5 stars.

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Helen Hopka
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Excellent walk .....started at the Robin Hood and up onto Birchen Edge fabulous views the treat of walking through Chatsworth park and then the challenge of Dobb Edge with overgrown pathways that I would imagine would be very slippery in the winter months. Had to take a detour at the end after ladder style as a very mean looking bull with his ladies across the footpath, wasn’t going to take the chance. The detour led us out onto the very busy A619 bit of a downside care needed to be taken crossing the road and walking up the pavement back up to the car park by the Robin Hood

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Andrew Cartlidge
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Great lunch at the Robin Hood Inn. Lovely walk back to Chatsworth. Slight detour to avoid cows on the hill, but all good.

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Andrew Cartlidge
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The first part from Chatsworth is great, then the route is blocked by private tracks and while the first few gates are not padlocked, the top gate is, meaning a trek across a field to rejoin the route. The worst part is the main road from the track to most of the way to the Robin Hood Inn, the footway is virtually non existent and dangerous to follow; this part of the route needs updating to traverse the adjacent field - albeit today it looks terribly sodden and may itself have other risks. It seems the Robin Hood Inn doesn't open till 1200 Tuesday to Sunday and is closed Mondays.

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Abhilash Maheswari
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Nethravathi Dixith
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Shijin KM
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Jonathan Williams
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John Whitty
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Annreika Ray
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Neil Barratt
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amy price
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Steve Walker
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