Walks and Parks
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.
The ruins of an ancient settlement high on the moors.
Jaggers Lane, Near Two Dales, Matlock, DE4 5LH, Telephone: 01246 590200,
A popular, historic and naturalistic walk with the oldest surviving railway workshops in the world at High Peak Junction.
A number of interesting walks alont the valley of the River Derwent from Duffield to Matlock
An invigorating walk from Hall Leys Park over the summit of this limestone cliff to Matlock Bath.
A 46 mile walk from Rocester in the south to Castleton in the north along Limestone uplands.
Please click on the link above to access copies of our free Town Trail maps and local walks.
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
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).