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Interesting walk

We went here on Saturday morning after searching for somewhere to go for a walk and we were both... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Had a lovely afternoon walking here over the weekend. It is very hidden, I didn’t even know it was... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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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 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went here on Saturday morning after searching for somewhere to go for a walk and we were both very glad we chose here. Such a lovely walk looking at all the old mill ruins and listening to the running water, a lovely peaceful walk...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a lovely afternoon walking here over the weekend. It is very hidden, I didn’t even know it was there. A lovely place to wander around, lots of hidden wonders here. The waterfalls are stunning. Definitely recommend a walk here.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank davidfthorn
Reviewed September 8, 2018 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 September 5, 2018 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 August 31, 2018

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

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Reviewed August 27, 2018

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 August 17, 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 August 17, 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 August 16, 2018

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

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September 23, 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.
May 28, 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
May 18, 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.