A hidden gem of Derbyshire: Lumsdale Valley
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A hidden gem of Derbyshire: Lumsdale Valley

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Another trip out you need to add to your list!

Situated in Upper Lumsdale, Lumsdale Valley is known by many as a hidden gem. Here you can visit the remains of water mills, providing a peek at the history of our ancestors. Lumsdale Valley was once at the middlemost point of production in this remote valley. Whilst venturing round the valley, visitors can see the remains of the most likely 16th Century Bone Mill, which was abandoned in the 1920s. Further along the path, visitors will come across a second, 19th Century Mill, built in the 1850s. The second mill also features a large mill stone imported from France.
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The path then leads on to Paint Mill, the third mill. So named as it was used in the paint industry, Paint Mill is one of the oldest in the valley.

Built in 1770, the Valley also features a fourth mill. The fourth mill is said to be quite something as it is built into the rock face which has been worn away by the waterfall. There is also a viewing platform here.

The interesting history of Derbyshire is further relished by doing this walk.

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