Matalf one
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This is a Slow Ways route connecting Matlock and Alfreton.

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Grid Ref SK2966060180
Lat / Lon 53.13797° / -1.55809°
Easting / Northing 429,660E / 360,180N
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Grid Ref SK4112555567
Lat / Lon 53.09575° / -1.38731°
Easting / Northing 441,125E / 355,567N
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Matalf One's land is

Arable 23.0%
Other agricultural land 6.2%
Pasture 55.7%
Urban 15.1%

Data: Corine Land Cover (CLC) 2018


Dave Nash

26 Sep 2021

This a good route that we took as the first leg of a longer circular walk: Alfreton - Matlock, Matlock - Crich, Crich - Alfreton.
Our start was from the Travelodge in Alfreton so was just slightly longer than the 10 miles.
Points to note:
The directions were mostly clear and easy to follow, there are one or two parts half way through that you just have to think about as the footpaths are through arable fields and the paths/exits are not always obvious.
The route is on tracks, fields and a small amount of road walking.
There are quite a number of stiles of various sorts, some of the pinch ones are very tight.
We came across sheep, cows and horses in a few fields, so just a bit of care needed.
Facilities are limited along the way, so you will need water, snacks and depending on when you go and how quick you walk lunch?
This is mainly open countryside with great views.
Fantastic views when you reach the castle and look down into Matlock.
The decent into Matlock is very steep on mainly a cobbled path.
The walk down made the tea and carrot cake in the Cafe in the Park even more enjoyable.
Overall this was a very enjoyable walk, that I would highly recommend.

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