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Dukes Seat Buttress

Derbyshire, ENGLAND

Climbs 6 – Rocktype Gritstone – Altitude 220m a.s.l – Faces SW

Crag features
A small crag of good quality gritstone at the southern edge of the Chatsworth estate, reaching a height of nearly 9m and featuring some fine ‘cratcliffesque’ flutings. The crag is briefly mentioned on page 311 of the current BMC Froggatt To Black Rocks guide at the end of the Rabbit Warren section. At the top of the main crag are some old metal fixings and holes. These are the remains of the ‘dukes seat’ which was built as a view point for the Duke of Devonshire but has since been destroyed (hence the name given to the crag – it is not marked on the OS25 White Peak map).

Access notes
Park by Hell Bank Plantation (OS Ref SK 287681) and walk NW along the good track (over the top of Rabbit Warren bouldering) and into the Chatsworth woods. Cross a small bridge and turn left onto a green track. Follow this as it bends round to the right and passes near the top of the crag (marked by a few rocks). Distance 2.5km, about 30 mins

Note Do not descend into the woods below the crag - these are private

Weather forecast

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1.1mm rain
Sunny periods
16 °C
16 kph

0.0mm rain
Sun
18 °C
9 kph

0.0mm rain
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17 °C
10 kph

0.0mm rain
Sun
17 °C
10 kph

0.2mm rain
Mainly cloudy
15 °C
15 kph
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Guidebooks
Froggatt to Black Rocks (2010)

Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGradex
1Lady Chatterley's SlabHVS 5b 1
2General LeeE5 6b **1
3Daisy's double dV7 **1
 Climb nameGradex
4The GamekeeperHVS 5a 1
5The Dukes SeatE1 5b 1
6Poacher TrapHVS 5b 1
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