Fabulous Family House Walking Distance to Bakewell & The Monsal Trail


  • Charming 5 bedroom cottage perfect for families or mixed groups of up to 10 guests, only a short walk away from the centre of the pretty market town of Bakewell.
  • Spacious holiday home offers five stylish bedrooms with one of the bedrooms having an en-suite, one with a private shower facility and a large family bathroom located perfectly on the first floor for the further three bedrooms.
  • Luxurious property with amazing open views towards Bakewell Golf Club and the Peak District beyond.
  • Only a stone’s throw away from the start of the Monsal Trail - walk or cycle for miles on the former railway line and enjoy the stunning scenery along the way.
  • Ideally located to visit the beautiful stately homes of Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall, both are only a 10 minute drive away.

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

Fabulous for families and mixed groups with five bedrooms all of which offer flexible options that can be made up as twins or doubles. With coordinating linens, wallpapers and fabrics, all bedrooms are freshly decorated and have a light and airy feel.

  • Bed 1 - twin or double room with en suite shower room
  • Bed 2 - twin or double with use of  family bathroom
  • Bed 3 - twin or double with use of  family bathroom
  • Bed 4 - twin or double with use of  family bathroom
  • Bed 5 - tucked away located off the dining room on the ground floor, this bedroom  has a cleverly designed  compact shower cubicle with use of the wc in the entrance hall.

Your beds are made up for your arrival and for added comfort we provide each guest with fresh towels, hand soap and shower gel.

Please click here for floor plans.

Cooking and Dining

A super-sized kitchen in a French green finish with polished work surfaces and tiled floors is definitely a pleasant place to be. It is well stocked with all the equipment and mod cons you need to self cater for your guests. There is an extra dining table and chairs ideal for leisurely breakfasts or kids teas and a formal dining room which is set up for 10 guests.

You could pop down to Bakewell and purchase an abundance of local produce (there is a regular Farmers Market in the town on the last Saturday of each month and a regular market every Monday throughout the year) and take full advantage of the stunning kitchen preparing delicious holiday meals. Or perhaps use one of our many highly recommended outside catering contacts and enjoy delivered or catered meals.

There is also a utility room and boot room leading off the kitchen.

Living Space

After spending a day exploring the Peaks, you are welcomed by the large comfy sofas and the warming log burner in this classic English country themed lounge.

With plenty of room for the whole family to spread out, you can relax, play board games or put your feet up and admire the view.

The lounge is equipped with a TV with freeview. Glass doors open out onto the patio terrace at the rear of the house.

Gardens and Outdoor Space

Lambton Cottage is surrounded by substantial mature gardens with open fields beyond. A large patio terrace provides a wonderful space for outside dining.

One of the best features of Lambton Cottage is the close proximity (200 metres approximately) to The Monsal Trail which is a popular converted railway line to a cycle path with stunning scenery along the way. You will be amazed with the dramatic views as you ride over towering viaducts, through tunnels and dales. You can make full use of the trail with the provision of secure bike storage in a lockable garage with plenty of space for up to 10 bikes. To the side of the property is a driveway with private parking for strictly three cars on the drive and one in the garage.

Due to its residential location Lambton Cottage it is not suitable for hen and stag groups - we have plenty of other properties we can recommend!

The Peak District District and Surrounding Area

Just a short walk down the hill you arrive at the bridge over the River Wye in the beautiful old market town of Bakewell. Famous for its Bakewell Pudding (with the Original Pudding Shop open every day for you to buy this famous treat), you can enjoy independent shops, an abundance of lovely cafes, restaurants and pubs. There is a fabulous park with a playground and paddling for the children, the town centre also has its own swimming pool.

You are literally a short drive away from the most amazing of Peak District treats for you to enjoy - Chatsworth House (10 minutes), Haddon Hall (10 minutes), historic spa town of Buxton (20 minutes) to name just a few.

From the property you can jump onto The Monsal Trail which can take you all the way off road by foot or bicycle nearly to Buxton, with lovely cafes and pubs to stop off on the way.

Alternatively, pop on your boots and head off on foot in whatever direction takes your fancy with access to the most incredible walks and dramatic landscape the Peak District has to offer. We recommend taking off from the doorstep up though the woods, over the tops to admire the stunning view of Chatsworth House and Estate, and treat yourself to a welcoming brew at the end of the walk in the courtyard at Chatsworth Stables tea room.

Availability & Price

At Peak Venues, we understand how tricky it can be organising large group holidays, each and every booking has unique requirements and deserves individual attention. For this very reason, we choose not to offer on line booking. Our prices and availability are upon request via email or phone (we answer emails 7 days a week!). We know our properties inside and out and can offer advice to make sure you are booking the perfect venue so contact direct with our sales team makes sure that you get the information that you need to ensure a fantastic stay. Please contact us for more details.

What People Are Saying

Lambton is a beautiful cottage and we have had a lovely weekend. Thanks very much

Swan, Sep 2016

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How To Find Lambton Cottage

The address of Lambton Cottage is:
Station Road
DE45 1GA

Approx GPS coordinates of the property are:
53.21492, -1.66874

Directions to Lambton Cottage from Bakewell (approx. 2 mins):

Directions to Lambton Cottage from Baslow (approx. 10 mins):

Directions to Lambton Cottage from Buxton (approx. 25 mins):


The following comments are taken from the guestbook we keep for Lambton Cottage. Verbatim.

This is just to say a big thank you from all of us for providing such a lovely comfortable well furnished and equipped venue for our celebratory weekend. We had a lovely weekend and were really very lucky with the weather which mainly rained when we were in a pub or home again!

Clipson, Sep 2017

We had a wonderful time last weekend.

Butler, Jul 2017

Thanks for this - we really had a wonderful weekend at Lampton Cottage

Stansfield, Jul 2017

We found the cottage very comfortable and well equipped for our family. It was easy to walk into the town and we enjoyed our days out in the wonderful countryside.

Witherick, Jul 2017

Thank you, all the family enjoyed their stay and the cottage was beautiful

Sanderson, Jun 2017

We were very happy with Lambton Cottage. It was well equipped, clean, a lovely garden and splendid view. It is a well situated cottage with parking for several cars within a short walk to the centre of Bakewell. The scenery of the Peak District was magnificent.

Ellis, Jun 2017

We had a fantastic Lambton cottage which totally lived up to our expectations. Thanks so much for helping make our booking seamless and stress free!

Key, Jun 2017

We had another good weekend at Lambton Cottage.

Chalmers, May 2017

We found Lambton Cottage to be ideal for our purpose. It is equipped and furnished to a very high standard and its location is excellent, both for local events in Bakewell and for the wider area. It was easy of access and felt extremely welcoming. For a family of ten, living in different parts of the country, it made a perfect place to meet for a weekend. Our grandchildren were very clear that they did not want to leave! All in all we would be very happy to recommend Lambton Cottage, and your agency services, to family and friends.

Rowe, Apr 2017

Thank you for a fabulous weekend - the cottage and village were absolutely fabulous and it it pleasure to say that on a public review for you.

Attree, Apr 2017

We had a wonderful stay thank you, the cottage was perfect!

Garrioch, Apr 2017

We had a lovely time and will be looking to your site again next year!

Dimech, Feb 2017

Everyone was blown away by the house and location. It was just perfect for our family gathering

Emery, Jan 2017

Thank you, we had a lovely time!

Batchelor, Jan 2017

It's a lovely cottage and a beautiful spot. The children have had a ball and we'll definitely be recommending it to friends and relatives.

Illingworth, Dec 2016

We had a lovely stay at the Lambton and would definitely recommend both the cottage and yourselves

Illingworth, Dec 2016

Many Thanks for letting us stay in your beautiful house

Michael, Dec 2016

Thank you we had a great time

Smith, Dec 2016

Just to say we had a great time at the cottage in Bakewell, it certainly lived up to expectations. I will certainly leave a very positive review. In addition I would like to thank the staff at Peak Venues you have been super to deal with- a very professional organisation. When I had occasion to contact you by telephone staff could not have been more friendly or helpful. I will recommend you to friends and colleagues.

Brazier, Nov 2016

We've had a lovely time, in fact we would like to book again, I will be in touch thanks'

Smith, Nov 2016

We have had a great time in your gorgeous house.Thank- you for everything

Brazier, Nov 2016

We enjoyed our stay at Lambton Cottage from October 24-31 very much. We will certainly look at your properties if we stay in the Peak District again.

Colvin, Oct 2016

The property is in excellent condition throughout, both clean and very well furnished. It is a substantially detached property with a large garden area and with generous parking space for three vehicles. The property is spacious, with a very well furnished kitchen, bathroom and other toilet and shower facilities. The beds were large and comfortable with good bedding and towels all provided. The outlook is splendid across fields and varied country landscape. It is within easy walking distance of the prosperous town of Bakewell, which offers lots of historical interest, shops, pubs, takeaways etc. It is also close to Chatsworth and plenty of other picturesque locations in the Peak District.

Clifford, Oct 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our weekend and the Cottage exceeded our expectations in its closeness to Bakewell centre, the quality of the furnishings, the cleanliness, the comfort and the pleasant garden which the five grandchildren really enjoyed.

Mander, Sep 2016

We've all had a fabulous time - thank you for lending us your lovely home!

Bywell, Sep 2016

Lambton is a beautiful cottage and we have had a lovely weekend. Thanks very much

Swan, Sep 2016

Had an amazing time and will be back

Wareham, Aug 2016

We have had a great holiday in Bakewell and have all loved every minute. Lambton Cottage is wonderful. Thanks very much

Shorten, Aug 2016

We had a wonderful stay at Lambton Cottage and would definitely recommend both the place itself and Peak Venues. Thank you.

Shorten, Aug 2016

Our family and I had a wonderful time at Lambton cottage. It was just the relaxing break we all needed.

Patel, Jul 2016

I have found dealing with your company has been efficient and professional in every way and I have no hesitation in recommending you to family and friends.

Patel, Jul 2016

Thank you we had a lovely stay.

Ashworth, Jul 2016

The accommodation was clean, inviting and a pleasure to get back to after a long day at the show. We all thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

Bruce, Jun 2016

'We loved the cottage, so beautifully furnished and equipped. And the Views !!!

Lechler, Jun 2016

We loved Lambton Cottage

Lechler, Jun 2016

Just spent a sunny weekend at Lambton Cottage. The location is amazing - its a 5 minute walk to the town centre with its array of restaurants and shops. The countryside views from the cottage are breathtaking and we spent lazy evenings on the terrace drinking cold chablis and eating cold meats and cheeses bought locally from the wonderful Chatsworth Farm Shop and Bakewell Deli The kitchen is very well equipped and everything in the cottage is first class. We are already planning our return later in the year .

Brown, Jun 2016

'A great experience, The cottage is lovely and the location is fab. My Dad really enjoyed spending his 88th birthday at Lambton Cottage - we are already thinking of our next family gathering!'

Smith, May 2016

We have just returned from the beautiful Lambton Cottage which we rented for three nights for a family get together. 9 people teenagers upwards. The cottage is gorgeous, has everything we required and more. Great location walking distance to Bakewell and the Monsal trail as well as having lots of walks accessible from the cottage. The garden and surrounding countryside and views were stunning. Simply sublime.

Scott, May 2016

Thank you again for a fab break. We loved the cottage.

Scott, May 2016

Lambton Cottage is a great location for cycling as the Monsal Trail is few minutes cycle up the road. My family brought our bikes with us and we spent the holiday cycling every day. We stored our bikes in the secure garage which had plenty of room. The cottage is very well appointed and spotlessly clean. On arrival we found tea, coffee, fresh milk and biscuits which was very much appreciated after our car journey. The gardens are lovely and we enjoyed a couple of barbeques on the sunny terrace - very peaceful location with great views.

Coxhead, May 2016

We had a lovely time in the Peak District and are already planning our next visit! The cottage was lovely,absolutely beautiful and very well equipped!

Carter, Apr 2016

Just returned from a relaxing weekend at Lambton Cottage - we loved the cottage and can't believe that you are so close to Bakewell town centre yet surrounded by wonderful countryside. Waking up to the sound of birds singing every morning and looking down at the beautiful gardens was wonderful. The cottage interior was lovely - the beautifully appointed bathroom was most welcome after our long walks and we all loved bathing in the lovely deep bath and the bed linen was so crisp and clean. The kitchen was very well equipped and we enjoyed a home made sunday roast after a long walk on the Monsal Trail which is only a 5 minute walk from the cottage. We had a wonderful weekend away and we will definitely return to Lambton Cottage again.

Needham, Apr 2016

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Floor Plans

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The Finer Details


A basic weekend supply of the following essentials are supplied (as there are no staff on site if you run out you will have to replace):

  • Hand soap
  • Shower Gel
  • Loo rolls (1 x on the holder and 1 spare per bathroom)
  • Washing up liquid
  • Cling film &, kitchen foil
  • Bin bags
  • 5 x dishwasher tablets
  • 2 x tea towels
  • 1 x dish cloth
  • Basic cleaning materials
  • Store cupboard essentials – a basic supply of tea, coffee, sugar and salt and pepper
  • Utilities - Electric, gas, heating and hot water
  • Wifi


  • 2 x travel cot (if requested)
  • 2 x high chairs (if requested)
  • Fresh linen with beds made up upon arrival
  • Fresh towels - Bath towel for each guest and hand towels in the bathroom
  • 1 x open fire in the main lounge – 1 x complimentary basket of logs supplied upon arrival (due to health and safety we cannot supply fire lighters or matches so please bring your own)
  • 1 x TV with Freeview and DVD player in the Main Lounge
  • LCD TV in the Dining Room
  • Ipod docking station - Bose
  • Hair Dryer (if requested) x 3
  • Washing Machine & separate Condensing Tumble Dryer
  • Iron & ironing board
  • On line deliveries welcome but please make sure that you have booked the slot to arrive after you have checked in as there are no staff on site to accept your delivery Location and address is on the directions page


  • Garden patio with outdoor furniture
  • Lockable bike storage in the Garage


Any kitchen items that are absolutely vital for your stay, please check with us before your visit to ensure that it is at the property (as things do sometimes get broken).

  • Integrated Microwave/Grill
  • Kitchen Scales
  • Rangemaster Double oven with 5 gas hobs, warming zone and grill
  • Integrated tall fridge/freezer
  • Pots, pans, roasting tins, crockery, glassware and cutlery
  • Double toaster x 2
  • Cafetieres
  • Kettle x 2
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen table seats 4
  • Dining table seats a maximum of 10 guests. There is a table and 4 chairs in the kitchen as well.


  • Please note that we are dog friendly at this property however there are livestock in the surrounding fields so dogs must be kept under control at all times. For your information, a maximum of two dogs are allowed on site if pre-arranged they are welcome in the kitchen and utility rooms only- you will be expected to keep them out of the bedrooms and off the soft furnishings. We do charge £20 per dog for the duration of your stay. Please see our dog policy for further details.
  • For the comfort of all guests, outdoor shoes are not generally worn on the carpeted area of the house so don’t forget your slippers!
  • Noise policy in place - not suitable for stag/hen groups due to residential area
  • No fire works
  • Wifi – we provide free wifi however as the Peak District is in a beautiful rural location sometimes there can be intermittent wifi signal that is beyond our control, we also hope you appreciate that we cannot guarantee wifi if there are technical issues out of our control.


  • The postcode is DE45 1GA– Important check directions page for more details as postcode does not take you direct to the property
  • The nearest town is Bakewell
  • Private parking for strictly three cars on the drive and one in the garage.


  • We ask for a 25% deposit to confirm a booking
  • The balance is due 12 weeks prior to arrival
  • Full payment is due upon booking if it is booked with 12 weeks prior to arrival
  • A cautionary damage deposit of £400 is held and returned after your stay


  • Check in 3pm or after
  • Check out is by 10am prompt

Practical Information


For ease, lots of our guests organise a pre-ordered shopping delivery. You are very welcome to organise this however, please do make sure you have arrange the delivery time slot to arrive after you have checked in, as we are unable to accept it on your behalf (as the property is let as exclusive use there is are no Peak Venus staff on site).


Keep it local! This is a brilliant alternative to the supermarkets. Our guests often ask for recommendations for local farm shops and butchers for the all-important celebration meals. Sauced Here has similar functionality to an on line supermarket but is only stocked by 30 or more local suppliers in the Peak District - order your wine, meat, vegetables, dairy and so much more with a choice of over a thousand products and at reasonable prices. It's a great service which delivers straight to your holiday cottage or you can click and collect at a local pick up point.

Click here to book a delivery slot.


This property is based in Bakewell which has a small/medium sized supermarket and a variety of good quality local stores.

Our Favourite Places to Eat Nearby


  • The Manners, Bakewell - Gastro pub with great food and a family friendly beer garden in the heart of Bakewell
  • The Royal Oak, Hurdlow - Our award winning pub offers open fires, hidden corners, local ales and of course ‘great home-made pub food’ as it should be. We can happily cater for groups - booking advised.
  • The Bull, Ashford in the Water - Traditional Robinson's small character pub serving great food in a lovely Derbyshire village with the River Wye flowing through the heart of it.  Lovely cosy fire in the winter months.
  • The Packhorse, Little Longstone - Lovely historic character features in this compact pub – promotes itself with ‘Walkers and Muddy boots welcome.’ It is worth booking a table for a group as it is popular with the locals.
  • The White Lion, Great Longstone - Recently refurbished gastro pub situated in the pretty village of Great Longstone.
  • Monsal Head Hotel and Stable Bar, Monsal Head - This place has a great viewing area and is a fabulous place to rest and enjoy a pint in the old Stable Barn when walking along the Monsal Trail.
  • The Red Lion at Litton - Nestled on the green in the picturesque village of Litton, The Red Lion is one of a very few unspoilt traditional Peak District pubs. This historic inn combines character & quality in a way that is rare in modern pubs.
  • Devonshire Arms at Beeley - Set on the Chatsworth Estate, The Devonshire Arms is one of those picturesque country inns at the heart of village life. It offers the charm and character of an historic inn with a contemporary twist! The Brasserie is modern, bright and relaxing while the Inn is cosy and inviting.
  • The Bull’s Head, Monyash - A traditional pub located in the heart of Monyash, serving good pub food. Popular with families and walkers.
  • The Barrel Inn, Bretton - Charming traditional pub with amazing views across the Peak District.


  • Pointing Dog & Duck, Bakewell - Great location by the river in Bakewell for an upmarket family friendly Italian Restaurant – Home-made pizzas and pasta are both excellent. Serves both lunch and dinner.
  • PieDaniels, Bakewell - A fine French restaurant and cafe bar in the heart of Bakewell offering a selection of fine French & English cuisine.
  • The Steak and Burger Merchant, Bakewell - Contemporary restaurant and bar in the centre of Bakewell.
  • Rajas Indian Restaurant - A great Indian restaurant located in the Bridge House just on the edge of the famous Bakewell Bridge. They also do take-aways.
  • Hassop Hall, Hassop - Set in beautiful gardens and rolling parkland, the hotel and restaurant offers you a retreat where you can relax and enjoy the comforts offered in this family run establishment.
  • Juniper, Bakewell - Gin bar with a great pizza menu in the centre of Bakewell. They also do take-away pizza.


  • The Bean and Bag, Bakewell - Family run café in the heart of Bakewell offering locally sourced freshly prepared meals, cakes and scones.
  • The Upstairs Café, Bakewell - A nice child –friendly café located in the centre of Bakewell.
  • Lavender Tea Rooms, Bakewell - A lovely quaint tea room, hidden in the corner of Hebden court, the charming décor includes vintage memorabilia and there’s outside seating in the sheltered courtyard. A great place for afternoon tea.
  • Chatsworth Estate Farm Shop Cafe - Located around the back of the award-winning farm shop is this great cafe serving local produce with amazing views over the estate.
  • Hassop Station Café & Bookshop - A new family friendly cafe with outdoor covered seating and play, with a focus on food, family & fresh air. Enjoy brunch, lunch or afternoon tea on the terrace on the renown Monsal Trail or in the newly refurbished station building.
  • Aisseford Tea Room, Ashford in the Water - Pretty village tea room with lots of outdoor seating.
  • Hobbs Café, Monsal Head Hotel, Monsal Head - Situated at Monsal Head this cosy café offers great views and serves locally made ice cream.
  • The Old Smithy Café, Monyash - Rustic! Famous for its breakfast featured in the Top 50 Breakfast Book in the country. Character décor, open year round – walkers and bikers welcome. Also serves lunch daily with dinner on certain days.


  • Sauced Here - fantastic selection of home made prepared meals from local chef/cooks - great for large groups. They also provide a full basket of groceries from local producers that can replace a supermarket delivery
  • Scoff - Delicious, home-cooked food, delivered to you in the Peak District
  • Bakewell Fish and Chip Shop
  • Rajas Indian Restaurant
  • Bamboo Cottage (Chinese)
  • Juniper (Take-away pizza)
  • Pointing Dog & Duck, (Take-away pizza)
  • Hope Valley Pizza Co - Take away pizza with free delivery
  • Maazi -Sumptuous Indian meal or buffet delivered to your door. Numerous catering options and can also provide waiting on staff and even take away the washing up.

Our Top 5 Places to Visit Nearby

1. Spend a day exploring the historic market town of Bakewell

Bakewell is the largest town within the Peak District National Park and is a hub of activity. Market day is on a Monday and as well as a large range of stalls there is also an agricultural market which is definitely worth a look around as it offers a great insight todays farming community. The town also hosts a craft and gift fair every weekend in Brigade town hall. The Bakewell Old House Museum occupies one of the oldest buildings in Bakewell and dates back to 1543, it provides a fascinating glimpse into the towns past and is very interesting and informative with lots to appeal to all ages. Obviously no trip to Bakewell would be complete without sampling an original Bakewell pudding. The Old Original Bakewell Pudding Shop claims to have the old the original recipe and still makes the puddings by hand from the secret recipe.

Click here for a link to further information on Bakewell.

2. Cycle or Walk the Monsal Trail

With the Monsal Trial literally on your door step (access to the trail is approx 200 metres up the road from the cottage) it would be rude not to take the opportunity to cycle/walk along this old Midland Railway line which runs from Bakewell right up to Blackwell Mill, in Chee Dale. The trail offers 8.5 miles of traffic free and mud free cycling/walking and with the recently reopened tunnels offers one of the most spectacular leisure routes in Britain for cycling, walking and horse riding. The nearest cycle hire is at Hassop station which is great place to stop for a bite to eat or for a coffee and nice piece of home made cake! There is also a lovely little gift shop and book shop and a children’s play area.

Click here for a link to cycle hire at Hassop Station or here for more information on the Monsal Trail.

3. Take a tour around the Thornbridge Brewery

This award winning brewery is just down the road from the property and for any real ale lover taking a tour of this state-of-the art brewery is not to be missed. Tours take place very Wednesday and Friday at 3pm, booking is advisable.
Also if you are lucky enough to be staying with us in the last week of the month, the brewery holds two socials on the last Wednesday (5-9pm) and the last Saturday (12-8pm) of each month. They generally have a range of 10 cask and keg Thornbridge beers, including Thornbridge favourites and also some of their rarer beers. They also run brewery tours on these socials at 6 and 7pm on the Wednesday and 3 and 5pm on the Saturday, again booking is advisable.

Click here for further information on Thornbridge Brewery

4.Chatsworth House and Park

No visit to the Peak District would be complete without visiting the fabulous Chatsworth House. At Chatsworth there is something to do for every member of the family. The Farmyard and Adventure playground is a brilliant day out for children of all ages - with animal handling, milking demonstrations and daily activities, plus a woodland adventure playground with slides, trampolines and more!Then there is obviously the house itself, steeped with history it’s one of Britain’s greatest stately homes and has been passed down through 16 generations of the Cavendish family. The gardens are equally as impressive as the house, over 100 acres and as well and the beautiful flowers and plants, there are giant water features and sculptures dotted around. Again suitable for all the family, with the maze, the garden trails, and the famous water cascade to keep the little ones occupied.

Click here for a link to Chatsworth House and Park

5.Walk along the Edges

Baslow, Curbar and Froggatt Edges are only a short drive away and offer a spectacular walking route where you can view both the Dark and White Peaks. These three gritstone edges are part an almost continuous line of cliffs running from Stanage Edge down to Birchen Edge at the southern end. These Edges once famous for millstones, are now known as great places to rock climb. There over 200 rock-climbing routes on Curbar Edge alone, making the edges a mecca for walkers and climbers alike. For walkers Baslow Edge also offers interesting features including a memorial to the Duke of Wellington, a giant rock called the Eagle Stone which in years gone by the young men of Baslow used it to show off their prowess and fitness for marriage by climbing to the top and even some resident Highland cows.There are many different routes, some circular, some linear around the edges and also different staring/finishing points. A nice circular route which also includes walking along the river Derwent can be viewed by clicking here.