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My 12year old son found this place on Google and wanted to go..We parked outside the school and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Sutton in Ashfield, United Kingdom
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Family walk on a sunny afternoon

We decided to go here on a Sunday afternoon after a friend told us about it. We had such a lovely... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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“stepping stones”(14 reviews)
“old mill”(18 reviews)
Please note! There are no cafes, no toilets, no picnic sites and no play areas for children. There is no swimming, no climbing and no adventurous activities of any kind. This is an Historic England scheduled monument site containing industrial ruins...more
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
A632 | Upper Lumsdale, Matlock DE4 5NA, England
+44 1629 823256
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My 12year old son found this place on Google and wanted to go..We parked outside the school and went walking into the woods..Wasnt sure which direction the Waterfalls were but we were having fun on our adventure.Finally found the Waterfalls and derelict buildings. Omg the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We decided to go here on a Sunday afternoon after a friend told us about it. We had such a lovely family walk together. The children loved the waterfalls and looking at the old buildings and ruins. It is so pretty and different roues to...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank KelD30
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Lovely place to walk, not far from Matlock. The Awkright society also do historical walks monthly on a Sunday afternoon which are interesting. Always take visitors here as it’s usually quiet.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank R5755TEmichelled
Reviewed 1 week ago

I regularly visit this beautiful place to walk the dog as I live nearby. The waterfalls are stunning and it’s the perfect place if you’re into photography. Steep steps to negotiate so I wouldn’t recommend for anyone with limited mobility. Its not a place for...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Amanda P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Husband found it who is a keen amature photographer.....absolutely brilliant if you like history takes you back to how people lived and worked. Great reading all the information so beautifully illustrated the experience. Sat and ate our lunch on one of the dry stone walls...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Culture739848
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent the morning with my nine year old daughter here. Lovely surrounding, graet woods. Not a full day out but a lovely place to spend a couple of hours at.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank JonathanDuffield
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not to be missed an incredible place to wander around and if youre into photography wow.....its all there.Easy walking around but maybe a little out of the way for the hard of walking but saying that its easy to follow the road around from top...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank anthony r
Reviewed 15 January 2019

great place to visit park at the school at the top and walk down hill into the mill area, take your camara

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank eil463
Reviewed 13 December 2018 via mobile

This is a great place to go with local parking. Fantastic views and amazing waterfalls. Nice walk too and a lovley pub to stop off for a spot of lunch. Walk along the river read the old mill info take pictures next to the waterfalls.....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank JayMarita
Reviewed 11 November 2018 via mobile

Very nice walk.. we came in November and it was slippy, so be careful! Definitely wear decent shoes. Lovely walk with beautiful views. The falls are absolutely stunning!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank LDandAS
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24 September 2018|
Response from 923Dan | Reviewed this property |
The road directly north of Lumsdale valley has a free layby (opposite the school). Have a good trip.
29 May 2018|
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Response from ButtonsndCinders | Reviewed this property |
If you park by the school and follow the river until you want to turn around and come back you will be able to retrace steps following the river back upstream.
Phyllis H
18 May 2018|
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Response from CharlieBT99 | Reviewed this property |
There isn't a car park. It isn't an attractionh, it's a steep wooded valley. You'll need to park somewhere else, probably by the school at the top and walk. Take proper walking boots too.