Nelson's MonumentToday the family and I, with dog (Tag) in tow, visited the Baslow area to try out one of the walks in the Peak District, published by Jarrold.

Starting off from the car park adjacent to the Robin Hood Inn on the A619 we followed Birchen Edge to Nelson’s Monument and the Three Ships, dropped down to cross the A621 and then followed an ancient trail across Eaglestone Flat to Wellington’s Monument where we had a picnic lunch.

From there we walked to the old quarries at the end of Baslow Edge before dropping down to an old packhorse bridge to re-cross the A621. Following the path along Gardom’s Edge we eventually dropped back down to the Robin Hood for a well-earned drink.

The four-mile walk afforded some wonderful views towards Chatsworth thanks to near-perfect walking weather.

The book we used was the Peak District, part of the Jarrold Short Walks Series. (ISBN 9780711749948). The book gave very clear instructions and we didn’t get lost once!

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