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Walk Through Time
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First gate
Follow the path and go through this gate.
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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At the top of the tarmac path you'll step out into an open space with a variety of options.

An opt out point here - turn left under the bridge and you'll be taken back to the A6.

There's also the opportunity to catch the cable car here and head off in a totally different direction.

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

You can make it up to the Heights of Abraham adventure gardens, into the caves - Great Masson Cavern and the Great Rutland Cavern - and Nestus mine where you can experience what it was like to be a 17th Century lead miner. And of course the views from Prospect Tower are absolutely amazing.

From these high vantages there's concrete proof of how the sea, volcanoes and ice have shaped the local landscape...but more about that later.

Matlock Bath is an adventure playground for people who thrive on adrenaline. The magnificent limestone crags are perfect for rock climbers and boulderers. The River Derwent which hugs tightly to the limestone is a choice spot for canoeists and kayak enthusiasts. And one of Matlock Bath's more curious attractions is that it lures hundreds of bikers who line the streets on a Sunday afternoon shining and showing off their machines.

Our route takes us away from the modern world though. We're taking a walk through time where we'll be appreciating some of the geological, botanical and historical riches of this area.

Instead of walking straight ahead to the cable car base station turn to your right and you'll see the gate pictured above. This will take you onto another easy climb again with a firm surface.

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