Heights of Abraham Walk
Ride a cable car to the Hilltop Park and enjoy magnificent views of the Derwent Valley and surrounding Peak District at this major attraction in Matlock. The park also includes caverns and mine tours where you can experience a day in the life of a 17th Century lead mining family.
The cable car was opened in 1984 and is the first ever alpine cable car in Britain. It will take you to the top of Masson Hill where you can enjoy woodland walking trails and wonderful views over Matlock. There is also a riverside section along the River Derwent to enjoy.
If you would like to continue your walking in the area then you could head to the nearby Lumsdale Valley for a wonderful waterfall walk. The Derwent Valley Heritage Way also runs through the park so there is scope for continuing your walk along the River Derwent if you have time.
If you cross the river to the eastern side you can enjoy a climb to High Tor. The impressive limestone crag commands fine views over the town below.
PostcodeDE4 3NT - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
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Heights of Abraham Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
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Heights of Abraham Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
You could sit outside at the on site Terrace Cafe and enjoy wonderful views with your meal or snack.
The site is very dog friendly with dogs allowed in the cable cars. They'll also enjoy exploring the 60 acre estate with you. The on site eateries are dog friendly too.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
Lovers Walk in Matlock Bath is a popular place to continue your walking in the area. There's more nice riverside paths and a visit to the lovely Derwent Gardens to enjoy here.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Derbyshire Walks and the Peak District Walks pages.