Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Gentle stroll in Chatsworth Park

And so on Sunday we attempted more gentle strolling - this time through Chatsworth Park.  When we first arrived, there was a lovely low lying mist making everything look magical.

I was also privileged to be allowed to borrow my daughter's very expensive camera as the young man had taken mine to New York with him.  I took very great care of it and enjoyed using it - on the point and shoot setting!
I think the photos are noticeably better - I shall have to save up.

Hubby did manage to find a couple of small hills for me to attempt!  But the walk was glorious - such a lovely lovely day.  You can now rent the Russian Cottage from the Chatsworth estate if you fancy somewhere picturesque and remote.....
....with stunning views.



I always love a walk on the Chatsworth estate.  It was really busy today, but it is so large that it didn't feel at all crowded.

The house sits so well in the spectacular countryside setting.  It isn't open just yet, but there is still plenty to see and do round about.


22 comments:

John Gray said...

It has never looked so lovely.... Thanks di x
You Baring up?

Louise said...

I always enjoy a walk on the estate too. What a gorgeous day for it. Your photos are really lovely :)

Jacquie said...

Wow, Loved your photos Diane. Viewed them in the light box and they looked wonderful.
Haven't been to Chatsworth for years ....must try and visit again.
Jacquie x

softiesplace said...

Another beautiful spot. You go to the prettiest places! The photos are lovely. What kind of camera is it that you used?

Patricia said...

Chatsworth is one of those places on my list to visit. Your photos are stunning.
Patricia x

pastcaring said...

Gorgeous photos of a stunning spot. A wander around the park at Chatsworth never disappoints, does it? xxxx

Linda said...

Chatsworth estate is one of my favourite places. I feel very fortunate to have it nearby where we live and to be able to walk there as well as visit the house and garden. The photos are lovely.

caprejan said...

Lovely, feeling a little homesick, we lived in Banbury for many years

and Chatsworth was a regular place to walk. Also recently saw a documentary on TV about the house. Thank you

ChrisJ said...

We used to live just up the valley from Chatsworth, near Froggatt Edge, for a year. We could often see from our back garden, the very high fountain when it was running. Gorgeous countryside.

Gilly said...

Diane, I can't keep up with all your walks! Chatsworth looks really lovely, I don't remember ever going there, though I know we passed by one day, thinking we might go in, but it was so crowded, we kept going and went home! I think we must have missed a treat!

Rosie said...

The weather looks perfect for your walk. I love your photos especially the one of the bridge with the sheep in front of it:)

Tammy Chrzan said...

Absolutely stunning!
And the pictures are very crisp and clear and beautiful.
I would love a new camera myself, they are so expensive though!
Have a great weekend friend!
Tammy

Young at Heart said...

ooh fabulous....I went there once.......hoping to go to Dickens house next week in Bloomsbury!! Happy weekend x

Lyn said...

It is a long time since we went to Chatsworth.
The photos look great Diane....get those pennies saved!
xxx

Down by the sea said...

Your photos are stunning, I'm glad you had an enjoyable day out.
Sarah x

lazylol said...

Lovely pictures Diane. Another place I must add to my 'to visit' list. I haven't been to Chatsworth for a long time :)

elsy said...

thanks for the reminder of how wonderful chatsworth is....really good snaps, hmmmm camera or sewing machine?

love those cupcakes said...

Love those pictures!

Carol said...

You never can never tire of wonderful Chatsworth.
Lovely photos.
You were right about Hodsocks, disappointing. I got the feeling the 'masses' aren't quite as welcome as they once were.
Carol xx

Mrs. H said...

I love all the places you love!
X

A garden just outside Venice said...

So young and already visiting NY?! How lucky, I hope to be able to fly across the pond within end of this year.
I was greeted by your same glorious weather when I landed in London last Wednesday!
xxxxx

Thimble Fingers said...

I last visited Chatsworth in 1988 - a life time ago. We just recently watched the tv series about it, here in Australia, and it made me so homesick. How I wish I could go on your walks with you - you bring back so many memories of my life in Derbyshire.