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Temporary Closure Notice of Lumsdale Valley

The Arkwright Society, with support from Matlock Town Council, regrets to announce that public access to the Lumsdale Valley ponds & waterfalls has been suspended until further notice.

We ask for your patience and understanding as action needed to be taken for safety reasons. This is due to recent unprecedented levels of visitor activity over the past weekend. The increased footfall to the site has raised safety concerns for visitors and residents. The natural limitations of the site have created issues with social distancing measures being followed and an increased risk of damage to the natural environment 

Please help us take care of this special place by respecting this temporary restriction. Please do not travel to the site, parking and access will not be available.