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Stunning hidden gem

The place has much more to offer. The walk to the top of falls itself is amazing. The ruins of the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Garima R
via mobile
Beautiful place to find

Secluded spot well worth finding with some interesting historical building remains and the lovely... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Alex D
Sunbury-On-Thames, United Kingdom
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“old mill”(15 reviews)
Please note! There are no cafes, no toilets, no picnic sites and no play areas for children. There is no swimming, no climbing and no adventurous activities of any kind. This is an Historic England scheduled monument site containing industrial ruins...more
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A632 | Upper Lumsdale, Matlock DE4 5NA, England
+44 1629 823256
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The place has much more to offer. The walk to the top of falls itself is amazing. The ruins of the mills are seen. There are railings and support to hold over the steps so made it convenient for my aged parents. Would highly recommend...More

Thank Garima R
Reviewed 3 days ago

Secluded spot well worth finding with some interesting historical building remains and the lovely waterfall and stream. Went in a very dry August but the fall was still impressive - will have to go back after a rainy season. Go find it..

Thank Alex D
Reviewed 4 days ago

So Beautiful, a Lovely Little hidden gem. Most definitely worth the visit. Don't forget to take your camera!

1  Thank Gee-xox
Reviewed 6 days ago

I can't believe this beautiful, tranquil place is on our doorstep. I was asking a friend about places to take the children in the 6week holidays and she suggested here. I took up her suggestion and we weren't disappointed. It's not since being in Malaysia...More

Thank MCheads
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I found the falls online whilst looking at Matlock. It is lovely, quite steep steps in places but you can see the water falls at different heights. It's fine for dogs and good picture opportunities. We did manage to get a parking spot, but if...More

Thank tapdancer9
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I walk my dog here at least twice a week as you can lose yourself in the tranquility. The mill ponds lead down into a cascade of waterfalls - peace and beauty all in one! No facilities - just beautiful nature! The lumsdale society boards...More

Thank Julie T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent. A must visit if you are in the area. My favourite waterfall in the whole of the Peak District. Water isn't too strong so it's easy to paddle in also.More

Thank Emma G
LumsdaleProject, Lumsdale Volunteer at Lumsdale Valley, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are glad that you enjoyed your visit. However, although tempting in this hot weather, we STRONGLY advise visitors against any paddling. The stones beneath the water are extremely slippery and mountain rescue volunteers had to be called out recently for a visitor who slipped...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow. What a wonderful place this truly is. Walking alongside the waterfalls is gorgeous enough but when I got the the final one with my partner filming me I decided to go for a paddle. A truly refreshing moment.

Thank ButtonsndCinders
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

very beautiful place I've been there twice highly recommend you can get close to the waterfall :) I recommend it again

Thank Mariusz N
Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

Waling through all the derelict mill buildings was a bit like Lara Croft, just missing the people trying to kill us. Treasure was seeing the very pretty waterfalls and having a lovely walk. Would not say it is a place to spend all day but...More

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29 May 2018|
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Response from ButtonsndCinders | Reviewed this property |
If you park by the school and follow the river until you want to turn around and come back you will be able to retrace steps following the river back upstream.
Phyllis H
18 May 2018|
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Response from CharlieBT99 | Reviewed this property |
There isn't a car park. It isn't an attractionh, it's a steep wooded valley. You'll need to park somewhere else, probably by the school at the top and walk. Take proper walking boots too.
11 October 2017|
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Response from steff1_2 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, if you try a site called walkingenglishman (it wont let me add the link) and search peak district I believe some local walks are on there. There are some lovely walks around Lumsdale, Tansley and Matlock areas.