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A lovely walk through history.

A fairly easy stroll through this valley with some interesting historical ruins along the way. The... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
Really interesting

Beautiful place great walk and explore . Really interesting looking around the ruins lots to see... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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“old mill”(15 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
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A632 | Upper Lumsdale, Matlock DE4 5NA, England
+44 1629 823256
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Reviewed 5 days ago

A fairly easy stroll through this valley with some interesting historical ruins along the way. The waterfalls are pretty too.

Thank davidfthorn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful place great walk and explore . Really interesting looking around the ruins lots to see .. Lovely walk you need good footwear !

Thank WobblesCT
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely loved our time here. Really enjoyed just exploring the abandoned buildings and discovering more and more waterfalls. Some really beautiful scenery around and some great walks about. A truly hidden gem. Highly recommend.

Thank MattM86
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Staying nearby, the wife and i took a morning to explore the excellent hidden valley of industrial wonder that is Lumsdale. Lots to explore, with mill ponds, waterfalls, old industrial ruins, chimneys and nature trying to reclaim all. A little tricky to find the way...More

1  Thank 923Dan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A walk through a valley full of industrial history. Good explanation boards. Fairly easy walking although there are plenty of steps. Scenic waterfalls. Well worth a morning stroll

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

The place has much more to offer. The walk to the top of falls itself is amazing. The ruins of the mills are seen. There are railings and support to hold over the steps so made it convenient for my aged parents. Would highly recommend...More

Thank GarimaR31
Reviewed 17 August 2018

Secluded spot well worth finding with some interesting historical building remains and the lovely waterfall and stream. Went in a very dry August but the fall was still impressive - will have to go back after a rainy season. Go find it..

Thank Alex D
Reviewed 16 August 2018

So Beautiful, a Lovely Little hidden gem. Most definitely worth the visit. Don't forget to take your camera!

1  Thank Gee-xox
Reviewed 15 August 2018

I can't believe this beautiful, tranquil place is on our doorstep. I was asking a friend about places to take the children in the 6week holidays and she suggested here. I took up her suggestion and we weren't disappointed. It's not since being in Malaysia...More

Thank MCheads
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

I found the falls online whilst looking at Matlock. It is lovely, quite steep steps in places but you can see the water falls at different heights. It's fine for dogs and good picture opportunities. We did manage to get a parking spot, but if...More

Thank tapdancer9
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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.
28 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.