Matlock Bath - High Tor - Giddy Edge - Lovers Walk - Heights of Abraham - Limestone Way - Matlock Bath

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Our walk begins at a car park next to the Rver Derwent, which we cross to climb past the war memorial up to High Tor, giving fantastic views looking down on the river and town and also over to Riber Castle. From here dare you take on Giddy Edge, or the less scary path, before descending to the town and back across the river via a section on The Lovers' Walk.

We now head up the Heights of Abraham, which as its name suggests is a steep walk, but very rewarding with fantastic views of Giddy Edge and High Tor and an excellent woodland track. From here we head gently downhill along the Limestone Way, giving a different perspective of the surrounding area, before reaching town near the railway station.

Back across the river, grab a coffee or ice cream in the park (you've earned it) before following the river as it winds around back to the walk start.

This is a moderate walk, with the odd strenuous climbing section.

England - Central England - Derbyshire - Countryside


Ancient Monument, Birds, Butterflies, Cafe, Castle, Flowers, Food Shop, Gift Shop, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Industrial Archaeology, Museum, Nature Trail, Play Area, Pub, Public Transport, Restaurant, River, Tea Shop, Toilets, Wildlife, Woodland

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