|Start Point:||Opposite Highfields School||Grid Reference:||SK 312 611|
|Comments:||The Lumsdale Valley, on the edge of Matlock, is one of the best archaeological sites in Great Britain. We only had time for a quick walk down the upper part of the valley.|
The mills were powered by water from Bentley Brook
using a series of holding ponds and leats
The Middle Pond was part of the 1780s development but became
silted up and overgrown. It was re-instated in 2014.
Waterfalls flow over rocks . . .
and weirs . . .
making a very enjoyable walk . . .
down the valley . . .
especially in the sunshine.