Sunday, 9 June 2013

Matlock walk - June 9th 2013

Matlock walk - June 9th 2013

Today's walk took us to Matlock where 14 of us enjoyed the warm and sunny weather.  

Somewhat shorter than advertised, the walk took us via the attractive and ancient village of Bonsall, where we stopped for lunch and a drink at the King's Head. 

We continued via the Heights of Abraham,  high above the Limestone gorge and named after the similar escarpment in Quebec scaled by Wolf in his campaign against the French. There were spectacular views of Matlock way below us and  across the valley to Riber Castle.  

gentle descent through pastures of glowing buttercups brought us back to Matlock and refreshing ice creams in the park.