Heights of Abraham & Bonsall -
16 February 2015
If a walk starts at Cromford, you can be certain that it is going to be hilly, and
Royce’s walk to the Heights of Abraham was certainly not going to be an exception
to this rule! Over 25 walkers met on this misty morning for a trek up the hills,
but it was well-
Starting from Cromford Meadows, we crossed the A6, and, passing through Cromford
village, immediately started the climb into the woods. Following the ridge which
runs alongside the A6 (far below us), we got the occasional glimpse of Matlock Bath
through the trees and the mist. We passed one of the entrances to the Heights of
Abraham, went under the route of the cable-
Then we went down the other side of the hill, moving away from Matlock, and descended into the village of Bonsall, with it’s picturesque church, and then completed the circle, returning to Cromford.
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Looking down on the Matlock Bath Grand Pavilion, built in 1910. At the peak of its popularity, Matlock Bath had up to 17 train excursions visiting each day.