9 plus a dog set out from above Hell Bank Plantation to follow the boundary walk route above Chatsworth, in slightly cooler weather than we have become used to. We paused at Hob Hurst’s House so Poppy could check for bones – none found. We enjoyed the excellent views along the track and a little further on scared off some sheep so we could sit on an arrangement of stones for coffee. On descending towards Robin Hood we found a lovely muddy area, one of the best we have enjoyed recently. More views were enjoyed from Dobbs edge and our lunch spot just beyond, unfortunately I was not able to meet requests to turn off the traffic noise, so no brownie points there, we also lost 2 walkers at this point (by design of course). Wandering back through Chatsworth estate via the Hunting Tower (£200/night, double bed on 3rd floor , 2 singles in basement and a slightly fusty outhouse with bunks & bath) we returned to the cars after 8 miles.
A very relaxing walk with excellent company, thanks to all for joining me.