Distance: 15 miles (24km)
Start/finish: Bakewell Station car park, Station Road, DE45 1GE
Terrain: Trail, field, path, road
Toughness: Challenging
Ascent: 541 metres
Navigation: Moderate to challenging
Good for: History, ascents, families
Lat Long / Grid Ref of Start: 53.2174, -1.6684 /SK2224168980

Woodland and riverside trails, majestic deer park and a tough ascent up to Longstone Edge with far-reaching views. From the car park turn L onto Station Road then first L over bridge. Continue straight up steep track through woods to Ballcross Farm. Turn R along track, cross fields and turn
L at track junction down through woods
to reach Chatsworth Estate. Exhilarating descent through deer park to join Derwent Valley Heritage Way. Follow waymarkers N through Baslow and along lane, leaving the Way at sharp L corner. Continue on lane to cross B6001 – CAUTION. Follow steep track up to Longstone Moor, descending to Pack Horse pub. Then cross fields to Monsal Trail and turn L to head back to start.

Miles Km Directions
0.0 0.0 From car park turn left onto Station Road then left up Handley Lane over bridge
0.1 0.2 Turn right off road, ascending on steep footpath across golf course and through wood
0.5 0.8 On reaching lane at Ballcross Farm, turn right onto track, continuing along this to reach fields
0.6 1.0 Cross fields following paths trending south east passing copse and lake, heading for Russian Cottage (holiday home)
1.9 3.1 At track junction turn left heading north east through gate and descending on footpath through wood
2.1 3.4 Emerge from woodland and descend through deer park towards Edensor village, skirting this to the south to reach road
2.9 4.6 Cross road and follow obvious path to road bridge in front of Chatsworth House
3.3 5.3 Turn left on road, crossing bridge and immediately left onto Derwent Valley Heritage Way, leaving road and following river north. Follow clearly marked Derwent Valley Heritage Way signs into Baslow village
4.6 7.4 Cross road (Cock Hill) at pedestrian crossing in Baslow, continuing up Eaton Hill, turning left onto School Lane then into Church Street following DVHW signs to bridge and t-junction (Bubnell Road)
5.2 8.4 Turn right onto Bubnell Road and continue along lane, leaving DVHW and ascending steep hill to reach junction with B6001
6.6 10.7 Cross straight over B6001 (CAUTION) and follow steep gravelly byway to ascend to Longstone Moor
7.3 11.8 At track junction continue straight on, heading west on main path passing quarries
8.8 14.1 Cross Moor Road and follow footpath west across Longstone Moor to trig point at summit (395 metres)
9.9 16.0 Descend west from trig point to gate, then left following contouring path over stile and down hill to reach Cherpit Lane
10.4 16.8 Turn right on Cherpit Lane
10.8 17.4 Turn left onto footpath and descend through fields, trending south east to reach Packhorse Inn at Little Longstone
11.6 18.7 Turn left onto road and then right through gate, following path south across fields to reach Monsal Trail
12.1 19.4 Turn left onto Monsal Trail and follow to Bakewell Station
15.0 24.0 Turn right at Bakewell Station to return to car park

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