I haven’t been on the Cable cars at Matlock Bath for quite a few years. So it was time to do that trip again on what turned out to be a lovely early May day.

A train to Matlock Bath was the easiest way for me to travel to Derbyshire and also enabled me a 20% discount on the cable cars to the Heights of Abraham.

Nothing to be afraid of, climb aboard and off you go. The Car pauses in the middle of the journey for a viewing opportunity and it really is a spectacular view. No need to give any thought to the fact that you are dangling on a steel cable. (Strangely I felt more fear watching the video on how they constructed the cable car ride, now those men were either fearless or witless!)

All aboard!

All aboard!

Once at the top the views were really lovely but there was also the opportunity to have an underground tour of Masson Cave. The tour guide was very friendly and after half an hour and 180 steps or so in the constant temperature of 8 degrees Celsius the sighting of the refreshment cabin was very welcome. From the top deck the views over Matlock Bath were worth pondering over a nice cup of tea.

Riber looking fantastic

Riber looking fantastic

Watching the word go by and dreaming of a mini fish & chips by th river

Watching the world go by and dreaming of a mini fish & chips by the river

Mooving towards the ice cream kiosk

Mooving towards the ice cream kiosk

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