801 Riber Castle

Riber Castle, looming over Matlock like a medieval stronghold, is a steep ascent before a stroll to Dethick's medieval church. Then its down, and up and down again, until a final climb leads to the scenic viewpoint of High Tor.

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LOCATION: South-east Peak District
START: Matlock. Parking for Town Centre by station, toilets
Grid ref: SK297603 Postcode: DE4 3NL
DISTANCE: 7.5 miles
GRADE: Moderate with steep ups and downs
TIME: 5 hours
MAP: Explorer OL - White Peak Landranger 119
REFRESHMENTS: Jug & Glass and Matlock
EN ROUTE: River Derwent, Bilberry Knoll, Starkholmes

This walk was originally published by
The Manchester Evening News

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