Walks and Parks

 Hall Leys Park, Matlock Town Centre

An ideal place to relax or play tennis, bowls and mini-golf. There is also a small boating lake, paddling pool and playground for the children.

Nine Ladies Stone Circle, Stanton Moor, Matlock

The ruins of an ancient settlement high on the moors.

Matlock Farm Park

Jaggers Lane, Near Two Dales, Matlock, DE4 5LH, Telephone: 01246 590200,

Cromford Canal Walk

A popular, historic and naturalistic walk with the oldest surviving railway workshops in the world at High Peak Junction.

Derwent Valley Walks

A number of interesting walks alont the valley of the River Derwent from Duffield to Matlock

High Tor Walk, Matlock

An invigorating walk from Hall Leys Park over the summit of this limestone cliff to Matlock Bath.

The Limestone Way

A 46 mile walk from Rocester in the south to Castleton in the north along Limestone uplands.

Matlock Town Trails and Local Walks

Please click on the link above to access copies of our free Town Trail maps and local walks.



Lumsdale, The Hidden Valley

The Lumsdale Valley is an outstandingly beautiful area with a very interesting history. The Bentley Brook flows through a small wooded gorge, and within a relatively short distance you can see the remains of six waterwheels and three ponds – perhaps the most concentrated evidence of early water power in Britain.

Nature has reclaimed its hold over the whole valley, and where there was once the noise and dirt of numerous industrial processes there is now a pleasant atmosphere of romantic decay.

The site is owned by the Arkwright Society and is open to the public. During the summer guided tours are provided, and details of these available at Cromford Mill or on the Arkwright Society’s website.

Details of guided tours of the Lumsdale Valley are available from the Arkwright Society at:

Cromford Mill Mill Lane Cromford DE4 3RQ

Telephone: 01629 823256 Email: info@arkwrightsociety.org.uk Website: www.arkwrightsociety.org.uk

Slide Lectures can also be arranged by calling Visitor Services at Cromford.

The Lumsdale Project is a committee of The Arkwright Society, which is a registered charity (Number 515526).

Download the Lumsdale Leaflet.