Taking the opportunity of the last fine day of the year and the last weekend before the kids went back to school, we stayed a bit closer to home and visited the Heights of Abraham in Matlock Bath, Derbyshire.
One of it’s main attractions is the alpine style cable car ride to the ‘summit’ and the visitor centre and cavern tours though old lead mines. Originally mined by the romans!
Of course yours’ truly can’t stand heights so we took the very invigorating walk up the hillside instead.
I was doing fine in the cavern tours as well until the second one at the top of the hill – towards the end after the last cavern, we were shown up a metal stepway that led to a set of steps back up to the surface.
Everyday folk would have had no problem but for me – I just couldn’t let go of the rail for dear life. So i opted for a walk back the way i’d come, scaring the life out of the next party coming through – perhaps I should have hid and made moaning sounds????
It was a great day, we all enjoyed it and I’ve blogged about it and Matlock Bath in more detail over at ‘our place’.
Think is the heights thing did get in the way. What days out have you had recently that a fear or phobia affected you?