Walk 12: Matlock Station to Matlock Bath Station
Walk number 12, is a 2 mile walk between Matlock and Matlock Bath alongside the River Derwent and with a climb to High Tor with its spectacular views.
From Matlock follow the fingerposts towards the town centre. Immediately after crossing the river bridge, take the wide path into Hall Leys Park. Continue through to the end of the park and into Knowlestone Place.
Turn right over the footbridge and right again to follow the path alongside the Derwent. At the end of the path, turn left under the railway bridge and go uphill until the sharp right turn into the entrance of High Tor grounds.
The path now leads gradually uphill towards the summit of High Tor. There are sheer drops close by so please keep children and dogs under close supervision, especially at the top where the drops are huge!
For those not wishing to take the highest path, fork off left down the track well before the summit. Follow this as far as an exit gate and then take the waymarked footpath on the right down through the trees to the main exit by the terminus of the cable cars. (This route is shown on the map by a dotted red line).
The more intrepid walker must follow the path uphill to the summit and then downhill to the exit near the cable cars. Either descent passes the “Roman Cave”, the result of centuries of lead mining.
Leave the grounds next to the cable car station and follow the path between the river and railway back to the station.
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