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An Ideal Walk in Bonsall for Outstanding Views


It takes a little while for this walk to really inspire, but when it does, outstanding views over the Derwent Valley make the effort of climbing Ember Lane well worthwhile.


The Heights of Abraham is well worth a visit, walkers are allowed to leave their walk to seek refreshment & at the same time enjoy views second to none in Derbyshire.

In the summer, cable cars glide back & forth from Matlock Bath, taking visitors to the top of the pleasure grounds that have been in use since the 1780s.

There is the spectacular High Tor, and behind that the village of Starkholmes.

Distant glimpses can be had of Riber Castle, which until recently housed a wildlife sanctuary.

The return journey is along the Limestone Way, before heading for Town Head and then turning off Bonsall’s main street up Stepping Lane.

From this point, a gentle perambulation around the outskirts of the village is undertaken to enjoy the many fine views.





Length:   5.5 miles.


Start/finish: Park by the roadside at the bottom of The Dale, opposite the recreation ground. 


Location:   Off A5012, Cromford to Buxton road. 

Terrain:   Some moderately steep sections, but nothing too strenuous.


To find out more details about this walk please click here for the guided tour of the route, you may also find other walks on here of all different strengths and abilities - from easy rambling to monstrous mountaineers! 



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