A short walk around the Chatsworth Estate in Derbyshire is featured in this latest update to the website.

To see our previous visits to Chatsworth, (House & Gardens) please visit: Page 1 | Page 2 from August 03 or Chatsworth - 12/12/05.

Our circular walk starts from Carlton Lees at the southern end of the Estate where the Chatsworth Garden Centre is located. From here we head downhill towards the River Derwent and follow the river north, past two weirs towards the House itself. The ruined mill shown above was in use until the 1960's and was built in the 18th century by the famous Architect James Paine.
There are great views of the House and Gardens from the walk, in the photo on the left you can see the Cascade at the rear of the House where water pours down 24 stone steps. Chatsworth House is the setting for 'Pemberley' in the new version of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice set to hit cinemas in September 05. Other areas of the Peak District have been used for filming, including Haddon Hall and Stanage Edge.
From the house we head uphill and west for a short distance, towards the small village of Edensor, (pronounced Enzor). Work first started on the village in 1839 under instruction from the 6th Duke of Devonshire; Architect John Robertson created the village with a wide mixture of styles including, Mock Tudor, Italian and Swiss.
A few locals at the Estate, some more reluctant than others to have their photos taken for posterity.


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