GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

High Tor Matlock

1 miles (2 km)

This short climb takes you to High Tor hill between Matlock and Matlock Bath.The impressive limestone crag is just over a mile from the town centre and the train station. If you follow the Derwent Valley Heritage Way along the River Derwent south you will soon come to the tor. There's fantastic views of Matlock Bath, the Heights of Abraham, Riber Castle and the surrounding Peak District countryside from the summit. The hill also includes a splendid narrow walkway called 'Giddy Ledge'. Only try this if you've a real head for heights though!
You can extend your walk by descending into Matlock Bath through the river gorge. Here you can visit the fantastic Heights of Abraham where you can enjoy a cable car ride to a hill top park. You can turn it into a circular walk by crossing the river in Matlock Bath and returning via the Height of Abraham and Shining Cliff. See the video below for more details of this route.
Just to the south of the hill there's some nice riverside trails on the Lovers Walk.
The Limestone Way also runs through Matlock so you could pick this up and head towards the village of Bonsall through the countryside.

High Tor Matlock OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

High Tor Matlock Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


High Tor, Matlock Dale - - 426617

High Tor, Matlock Dale

Matlock town from High Tor - - 426717

Matlock town from High Tor


GPS Files

GPX File

High Tor Matlock.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Share>Save to Files')

Memory Map Route

High Tor Matlock.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Share>Save to Files)