Sunday, 3 May 2015

Visit to the Heights of Abraham

We fancied a big day out this weekend so decided to go to Matlock in Derbyshire to visit the Height of Abraham. The weather wasn't brilliant but it was a lot of fun. First we had to walk into town to find a cash machine and we walked back along some of the Lover's Walks paths.

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Going through my photos I was surprised to find that this is the only photo I got of the cable cars! We had a ride in them after lunch to take us up to the caverns...

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This is what we saw when we arrived at the top. People used to walk or ride up, I was very glad to be able to take the modern option ;-)

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Where do they learn these poses??

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There are two caverns to explore, the biggest and busy-ist is the Masson cavern

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It was interesting learning about the different types of rock mined here and what they were used for.


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The colour changing lights really highlighted the different shapes in the rocks.

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 These markings were from the people who first started mining here. They helpfully dated it too, 1705.

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After walking back up a lot of steps you come out of the cavern to this amazing view

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Despite the weather being a bit grim at times you could see such a long way, well worth the effort of all those steps lol

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We also visited the second Rutland Cavern where my littlest girl put on her best adorable face and made friends with the tour guide. By the end of the tour the guide was carrying her around and cuddling her!

Unfortunately the little charmer has since come down with chicken pox so is feeling very itchy and sorry for herself. She'll be staying home with me next week in the hopes she doesn't spread it to too many of her friends at pre-school. I expect it's probably too late to worry about that now :-S

7 comments:

  1. That looks like a great day. Exploring and views!

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    1. It was good fun :) Been a while since we've had a big trip out

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  2. This looks like such a cool place to visit. I have never been inside a cavern before. Love how the ham charmed the guide.

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    1. hehe she is dreadful lol. There's quite a few in the UK so I've been to a few

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  3. Gosh, it's years since I visited there! Hope she feels better soon.

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  4. Heights of Abraham is on my 'To Do' list. Seeing your pictures has spurred me on to take my girls soon - once the rain and windy weather has let up of course :)

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