Local Attractions In And Around Wirksworth
Wirksworth (nicknamed Gem of The Peak) is the oldest recorded town in the Peak District. It lies at the head of Ecclesbourne Valley and boasts a picturesque setting with impressive architectural delights built on its former quarrying exploits. Today there is a thriving cultural and artistic community (with the annual Wirksworth Festival) along with many interesting attractions and things to do, both in the town and surrounding area.
Long distance trail following the track of the former High Peak Railway.
Heritage Centre telling the history of Wirksworth.
Offering heritage rail journeys through the Ecclesbourne Valley and up to Ravenstor where you can link up with the High Peak Trail.
Situated on a Site of Special Scientific Interest it aims to tell the story of stone in the UK.
Steam winding engine located at Middleton Top.
Dramatic feature in the landscape, popular for walkers, climbers and picnics.
World Heritage Site situated in the Derwent Valley.
Located between Black Rocks and The National Stone Centre this 18 inch gauge railway climbs to over 800 feet above sea-level.
A popular picnic spot with the Alport Stone located near the summit (owned by the National Trust with free access and parking).
Independent cinema offering a great night out for discerning cinema goers.
Held on the first Saturday of every month.
Has a range of courses, focussing on education for sustainable development.
Annual arts and architecture festival held during September.
Everything you need for a great day out for all the family with a wide range of outdoor activities to be enjoyed both on and off the water.
Timings vary from year to year with well dressing taking place at different locations in the town and throughout many other villages.
Art installation by Aidan Shingler at Stoney Wood.
Microbrewery where you can pick-up a range of take-home ales straight from the barrel and get a tour of the facilities.