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Walk Through Time
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Matlock Bath Station
Station to Station. Matlock Bath to Matlock.

This walk takes you through lush and lively woodland, over fresh open countryside and has stunning views from one of Derbyshire's most impressive crags.
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Your walk starts here in Matlock Bath at the station and Whistlestop Centre. Matlock Bath's railway station is very cute and has something of an alpine style.

Whistlestop Centre

You'll not be surprised to hear then that Matlock Bath is sometimes referred to as 'Little Switzerland'.

On a visit to Matlock Bath Lord Byron once made the comparison with Switzerland and it soon adopted the name 'Little Switzerland'.

At your starting point you'll notice that the station has a Swiss chalet style.

Today, Matlock Bath's alpine character is emphasised by the cable car ride up to The Heights of Abraham and the quaint higgledy-piggledy
streets.

Discover more...
Local Geology expert Robin Jeffcoats tells us more about the rocks, minerals and metals this area is famous for.

Listen as Robin talks the talk as we walk the walk

We took a walk through time on Otober 16th. Take a look at the pictures.

There are loos nearby the station and a there's a chance to pick up a few provisions at the Whistlestop Visitor Centre.

The path which runs alongside the railway track.

Whilst you're here why not pop into the centre to pick up some leaflets on the kinds of wildlife you'll find. Derbyshire Wildlife Trust base themselves at the Whistlestop Centre and their staff and volunteers are always eager to share a bit of local knowledge.

When you're ready to start walking make your way onto the station platform and you'll see a level crossing. Walk over it and turn left onto the path.

The path veers to the left and brings you out at the base of the Heights of Abraham...
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