We decided to do a walk that circumnavigated Chatsworth House - the ancestral home of the Duke of Devonshire .
The rather ornate bridge leading to the House.
It was rather overcast , but a bit cooler - thank the Lord !.
The route takes you around the woods that surround the house there are a couple lakes which supply the fountains etc in the gardens , this is the 'Swiss Lake' .
A rather nice and ornate hunting lodge - with Mrs 'K' for scale .
There are a couple of cannons near the lodge.
I think they are naval cannonades .
Looking down on Chatsworth House .
A strange looking tree - a bit 'Lord of the Ringsish'
A Victorian 'folly'
A view of the gardens .
Another strange tree .
We did not bother to look around the house because we had Charlie with us and it was heaving with tourists! .Just as we were leaving the Fountain started up - think its the tallest in the U.K.
We stopped off for Afternoon Tea - Charlie was tired ! - he didn't even pester for snacks !
Too be continued.....