The Chatsworth Tour

The Chatsworth Tour helicopter ride can be taken from 2 sites as either a 15 or 30 minute flight as detailed below.

The flight covers one of the most spectacular stately homes in the country and also tracks over well-known areas of the Peak District National Park including Baslow and Bakewell.

The impressive Chatsworth House dates back to 1552 and is of the English Baroque architecture. It is the ancestral home of the Cavendish family, The Duke and Duchess of Devonshire. The 1000 acre park with 105 acres of garden and magnificent water features are clearly visible from the air and together with the property, emphasises the true grandeur of the Estate within Derbyshire.

Baslow is set beneath a gritstone edge and is made up of 5 “Ends”, Far, Nether, Bridge, West and Over Ends. Firstly there is the leafy Goose Green at Nether End, where a narrow packhorse bridge leads past the pretty thatched cottages to Chatsworth House. Then at Bridge End the graceful 17th century bridge has a small tollhouse with the nearby church of St Anne on the east bank of the river Derwent.

Bakewell straddles the River Wye and sits between the rolling limestone hills of the White Peak and the dramatic escarpments and moors of the Dark Peak grit stones. It is the only market town within the Peak District National Park boundary and its attractive courtyards, shops and cafés make it a hugely popular destination for tourists who often sample the Bakewell Pudding culinary delight. The fine spire of All Saints Church looks down on the town, with its grand old houses, such as the Market Hall, The Old Town Hall and the Almshouses on South Church Street. The ancient, Grade I listed, five arched bridge made from Ashlar Sandstone is much painted by artists, upstream from this is the ancient packhorse bridge near Holme Hall. Some new buildings in the 1990’s have generated much interest, including the Agricultural Business Centre connected to the town by a footbridge over The River Wye, which replaced the old cattle market that dominated the Centre of the town for over 600 years.

The 30 minute Chatsworth Tour from the Moorlands, Owler Bar, Sheffield, also incorporates the above locations plus The Dambusters Run over Ladybower Derwent Valley. Chatsworth house is also visited on the 30 minute Dambuster’s Run from The Knights Table near Buxton.

Depending on the length of helicopter flight chosen the following route is taken: