[Nottingham] [Walk] 13th May - Matlock Bath and the Heights of Abraham

Martin martin at ml1.co.uk
Mon Apr 24 16:26:44 UTC 2017


Looks good, see ya there.

See how the weather goes for splits and food ;-)

Thanks for organizing,


Jason Irwin via Nottingham wrote:
> Starting from the A6 just North of Matlock Bath (Derbyshire's
> mini-Blackpool) and making straight for the Heights of Abraham where we
> can scout out the cable car and show caves (I don't plan to split at
> this point). Then onwards to Bonsall, Upperwood and towards Comford
> before looping back up towards the Heights again.
> If anyone wants to do the cable car or a cave, this is the most logical
> point to split as it's a simple walk back down to the car park. Everyone
> else can congregate in a suitable eatery before being joined by the rest
> or making their way back home. Matlock Bath is a good bet for food and
> is sight in itself, usually rammed with bikers and drivers which add
> colour to the place but can make parking...interesting.
> Going to allow about 5 hours for the walk (the actual walk should be
> under 3 hours) for stops, general faffing around and a couple of more
> hours for getting there/back. So a 0830 start from Beeston, should see
> you back there around 1500-1600.
> This is an medium walk and whilst steep, the paths should be solid so
> approach shoes should do (assuming it's not been chucking it down).
> Bad weather will halt the walk, a wee bit of rain/wind won't.
> Please let me know if you'd like to join and if you're a driver or need
> transport.
> What: Matlock Bath and the Heights of Abraham
> Distance: 7.6km (5.5 miles)
> Ascent/Gradient: Medium/Hard - 740m (518ft)
> Difficulty: Medium
> Time: 3 hours
> Deadtree: AA "50 Walks in the Peak District", walk 40 "Matlock Bath and
> the Heights of Abraham", page 141. ISBN: 978-0-7524-4639-4
> Overview and GPX: https://irrwitz.com/owncloud/index.php/s/aQvKctmFsYhlu8q
> When: May 13th 2017 starting walk @ 1000
> Meet-up #1: Our place in Beeston to leave @ 0830 (contact me off-list
> for address etc)
> Meet-up #2: Car Park on A6 (http://osm.org/go/eu3pIGbFn?layers=H&m=) @ 0930
> GPS/Driving Advice: M1 to A38 then A615 and on to the A6 from the North.

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