Calton Pastures Wednesday 18th June 2014

I have previously walked sections of Calton Pastures but never managed to find the trig point, today when I certainly wasn't looking for it I finally found it.

Start: Calton Lees car park (SK 2589 6858)

Route:

Calton Lees car park - Calton Houses - Edensor - Calton Pastures (TP) - Rowsleymoor Wood - Rowsley - Derwent Valley Heritage Way - Calton Pastures car park

Distance: 8.75 miles     Ascent: 391 metres      Time Taken: 5 hours

Terrain: Vague paths across Calton Pastures

Weather: Sunny

Pub Visited: None    Ale Drunk: None

Route Map >>

 

Lees Wood

Following the path alongside Lees Wood to Calton Houses.

Rabbit Warren

Climbing to Calton Houses and Rabbit Warren comes into view.

Falling Edge

To the right of Rabbit Warren Falling Edge is also in view.

Manners Wood

Manners Wood on the other side of the valley will be visited later in the walk.

Chatsworth

Looking across the grounds of Chatsworth House the edges come into view.

Chatsworth House

After passing Maud's Plantation Chatsworth House comes into view.

Curbar Edge

Having left Edensor Curbar and Froggatt Edges come back into view.

Crossing Calton Pastures was challenging as the path disappeared in the long grass.

Calton Pastures

The next section proved no easier as I headed up towards the copse of trees on the horizon.

Calton Pastures trig

Losing the path did mean I finally located Calton Pastures trig point, it was hidden behind a copse of trees.

Harland Edge

My lunchtime view was across the valley to Rabbit Warren and Harland Edge.

Swiss Cottage

Swiss Cottage and the Hunting Tower are also in view.

Rowsley

Leaving Rowsleymoor Wood the view across the valley now includes Rowsley and on the horizon Riber Castle is visible.

Stanton Moor

Stanton Moor is also visible as I head down to Rowsley and a series of fields with cows and calves in them.

Previous walk Osmaston Park Monday 16th June 2014 <> Next walk Longshaw Estate Sunday 22nd June 2014

 

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