Dog friendly days out - Chatsworth Derbyshire Peak District

Chatsworth House Derbyshire

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Looking for a dog friendly day out and a place to visit in Derbyshire. Chatsworth House Derbyshire in the Peak District is one of my favourite dog friendly days out in the Derbyshire area. Open space with beautiful views, walk as much or little as you like, take a picnic and enjoy the day with your dog. 

Chatsworth House Gardens

In case you were wondering, where is Chatsworth House? Chatsworth House is situated on the edge of the Peak District in the Derbyshire Dales between Bakewell, Matlock and Chesterfield. The postcode is DE45 1PP

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Are dogs allowed in Chatsworth House Gardens?

Dogs are not allowed in Chatsworth House but are allowed in Chatsworth House Gardens and around the estate. Well behaved dogs are also allowed in the garden shop and the stables shop at the top of the car park. But are not allowed in the food places. Dogs need to be kept a lead at all times. 

Chatsworth Adventure Playground

Also worth taking note that dogs are not allowed in Chatsworth Farmyard which is where Chatsworth adventure playground is. So if you have young children which are hoping to go to the Chatsworth Farm park your dog can’t go in there. The farmyard is not in Chatsworth House gardens either it is separate at the very top of the car park. You also pay separately for the farm park. 

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Is Chatsworth House National Trust?

No Chatsworth House is not National Trust it would be great if it was but it’s not. I say this because I have both a Chatsworth membership (Friends membership) and National Trust membership.  It would save me a lot of money if Chatsworth was National Trust.
National Trust membership is less than half the price of Chatsworth membership with over 500 places to visit.

Chatsworth Parking

If you would just like a dog friendly country walk. Park at Chatsworth House and set off, you will only need to pay for the £5 car parking fee. The car park does not need to be pre-booked now either. Every direction the views are stunning. Cross the bridge which you drive over when you come into the Chatsworth Estate. Then head up the hill opposite the house after you cross the bridge. Keep going and you will end up in the village of Edensor.

Edensor Tea cottage

There is a tea room called Edensor Tea Cottage there. Prices are on the Chatsworth website for entry to the House & Gardens or just the garden where you can pre book your day out.

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Edensor Church

Calton Lees Car Park Chatsworth

An alternate is to park at Calton Lees car park Chatsworth. This car park is about 2.5 miles from Chatsworth House, the cost is still £5 for parking. Postcode DE4 2NX next to Chatsworth Garden Centre. By parking at Calton Lees you can walk along side the river all way to the house. You are more likely to see the Deer and wildlife on this walk too. 

Calton Lees walk to Chatsworth

If take a look at my TikTok account most of the video’s are taken along the Calton Lees to Chatsworth walk. I walk my dog along around that area nearly every day. It will give you an idea of what to expect. Rebecca Goutorbe TikTok > 

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Places to visit near Chatsworth

Crich Tramway Village

The Crich Tramway Village is a great dog friendly place for a day out in Derbyshire. Dogs are allowed on the trams. There is a woodland walk for dog walking. A children’s play area. There are a few shops too in the village including an old fashioned sweet shop.

Peak Shopping Village

dog friendly days out and places to visit peak district

Owned by Chatsworth

Depending which way you go to Chatsworth. You may go right past the Peak shopping village, which is now owned by Chatsworth. A small shopping village which is dog friendly. Dogs can go in most of the shops. There is also a Derbyshire Wildlife Trust field. The entrance to the field is in the car park. It is perfect for a dog walk after shopping. Car parking is free for the time being… 

Ilam Park & The stepping stones Dovedale

Ilam Park near Ashbourne, on the edge of Staffordshire in the White Peak Estate / Peak District. Ilam Park is just stunning, dog friendly and great for dog walking. Just 1 mile down the road are the stepping stones at Dovedale.
Both are National Trust so free parking all day if you are a member.   

Carsington Water

Carsington Water is near Ashbourne which is not too far away from Chatsworth. You can do the 8-9 mile walk with your dog around the reservoir. There are a few shops at the visitor centre and a place to eat. At Carsington water you can also go bird watching, fishing, cycling and lots more. Car park charges apply again. 

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