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We went to Milton Keynes on our way to Matlock
and were then driven up the M1 as the sun set
The view from the window the following morning in Matlock
We walked through the park
and along by the RIver Derwent
along the bottom of Pic Tor
and up a footpath to the path to High Tor
and soon we were looking down on the A6
In the trees was the chapel of St John the Baptist, built for a rich
woman who wanted High Church services
she lived in the white blocks up the hill at right of centre
On the top of the hill in the other direction was Riber Castle, built
for industrialist John Smedley in 1862
Smedley also built the largest spa in Matlock, now the HQ of Derbyshire
Looking down to the A6, the Derwnet and Matlock
Higher up was a fairly clear view of Matlock and Smedley's Hydo
and his castle, now flats.
It was a long way down to the road.
A former lead mine at High Tor
and the view of the road leading down into Matlock Bath
A cable car now crosses the valley as part of the tourist attraction
'The Heights of Abraham'
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