We may be biased, but we do think that the Glenorchy Centre and the Wirksworth area do offer something for everyone! Here's a short list of just some of the things you'll find within 15 miles of the centre:

Outdoor pursuits

There's outdoor climbing at Black Rocks and Matlock Bath, with an indoor climbing wall at Wirksworth Leisure Centre.

Cycle hire is available from Middleton Top and Carsington Water. Whilst you're at Carsington Water you could also take part in sailing, windsurfing, kayaking or canoeing. Or experience the River Derwent by canoe from Matlock.

Horse-riding and pony treking can be done in Matlock or Alderwasley.


With architecture, industrial heritage, transport history and Derbyshire scenery you'll be spoilt for choice.

Transport heritage

We can't think of many modes of transport not found in the local area.

Gardens and stately homes

As well as the annual 'hidden gardens and courtyards of Wirksworth' there are many local stately homes and gardens open to the public.

Industrial heritage

Wirksworth has plenty of industrial heritage to explore, from its lead-mining and limestone past. Stoney Wood is now a local nature reserve, reborn from an old limestone quarry.

Other local heritage includes the string of mills along the Derwent Valley.


Wirksworth is home to many local artists and is host to the annual Wirksworth Festival in September.

Permanent art installations include the unique StarDisc, a 12-metre diameter black granite star chart.


Besides the local shops and markets you will also find some unique shopping opportunities:


Visit Derbyshire
Online tourism guide for Derbyshire.

More about Wirksworth
Peak District Information on Wirksworth.

Wirksworth Festival
Annual arts festival in Wirksworth