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Curious About The Matlocks

Matlock Bath, Derbyshire, England

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  • Village by River Derwent at Curious about the Matlocks tour

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Suitable for ages: Older Children (9-12) and Teenagers (13-18)

Venue type: Outdoor

Curious About The Matlocks comprise two fabulous walks of discovery: clues to find, pictures to spot, stories of people and places, plus a detailed map of routes and things to do and see on the way. Additional bonus walk at the end of the Matlock walk.

First Walk: Matlock Bath

Matlock Bath is a village built in a beautiful gorge, made famous by its spring waters and spa. Initially this walk takes you along the delightful river Derwent before exploring some charming gardens. Soon after is a short ascent up the side of the valley, to take in the views, before returning to the riverside, and ending at the foot of a unique cable car which climbs to the Heights of Abraham above (1.75 miles / 2.8 kms).

Second Walk: Matlock
Take this walk and discover the secrets of a Peak District Spa town, made famous by John Smedley and his passion for Hydrotherapy. Initially passing his former ‘Hydro' building, with its fascinating design, you quickly descend to the town centre via an historic road, before ending at enchanting gardens by the banks of a sparkling river (1 mile / 1.6 kms).

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Getting There and Contact Information


Matlock Bath Railway Station, North Parade, Matlock Bath, Derbyshire, DE4 3NT, England


Click here to visit Curious About The Matlocks's website
0115 9502151

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Opening hours

Walks are self guided, so can be done whenever you like and in your own time!


£5.99 for a instant download (print at home or view on device)

£8.00 for a printed booklet sent to you first class.

One printed booklet/instant download is recommended for up to four people.

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Eating information

Matlock Bath has a number of cafes and a kiosk in the park in summer. Matlock passes a number of shops and cafes, and there's a Pavilion in the Park at the end of the walk.


Public toilets are available on the way.

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