Lumsdale Valley Falls Walk
This splendid walk takes you from Matlock to the beautiful wooded gorge of the Lumsdale Valley. The walk starts near the centre of Matlock at Matlock Green and follows the Bentley Brook through woodland to the beautiful Lumsdale Waterfalls. As you make your way through the gorge you'll pass several historical mill ruins, waterwheels, three mill ponds and a series of waterfalls. It's a beautiful area and one of the lesser known attractions of the Peak District area.
Several of our other walks pass through Matlock so there are plenty of options for extending your exercise. The Derwent Valley Heritage Way, Heights of Abraham, Cromford Canal and the Limestone Way can all be picked up in Matlock.
N.B The Lumsdale Falls are currently closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (as of March 2021)
PostcodeDE4 5LA - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
Lumsdale Valley Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Lumsdale Valley Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Lumsdale Valley OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Lumsdale Valley Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
The Duke Of Wellington is located close to the falls at 115 Wellington St, DE4 3GX. The 19th-century country inn has a classic pub menu and 2 beer gardens to relax in if the weather is fine. With Derbyshire limestone slate roofs, roaring log fires and extensive gardens it's the ideal place to refresh yourself after your exercise.
The wooded gorge is an ideal place for dog walking and you are likely to see other dog walkers on the trail. The Duke of Wellington pub mentioned above is also dog friendly with doggie snacks available.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
At the northern end of the route there's a circular walk possible around the now disused Bentley Brook and Lumsdale Quarries. It runs just to the east of the brook.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Peak District Walks page.