Wirksworth Area Guide

Wirksworth is a small market town in Derbyshire, England, located within the Derbyshire Dales district. It’s situated near the southern edge of the Peak District National Park.

It is known for its picturesque streets, historic buildings and surrounding countryside. Wirksworth is a charming town with a rich history, including mining heritage and medieval roots. You can explore its quaint shops, cafes, and pubs, as well as enjoy outdoor activities like walking, cycling, and hiking in the nearby Peak District landscape.


Hiking in Wirksworth

If you are an outdoor enthusiast, take a hike or leisurely stroll on Wirksworth Moor, which offers stunning views of the surrounding countryside.

There are also several walking trails in the area for all levels of hikers. Black Rock and Bolehill Circular has easily-accessible paths and suitable for all skill levels, so this tour is ideal for everyone! Here you can wonder through the woodlands and take in the lovely views from the top of Bolehill. For a more challenging hike, check out Stoney Wood where you will also stumble upon the Stardisc. This reveals a star chart that has been carved in to granite to mirror the northern hemisphere’s night sky! A captivating attraction worth exploring during a visit to Wirksworth.

Eating and Drinking in Wirksworth

You can find several charming pubs and cafés offering a cosy atmosphere and delicious food in this lovely market town. If it something traditional you are looking for, The Royal Oak is a pub that offers a cosy setting with its stone-built exterior and welcoming interior, complete with an open fire during the colder months. The Hope & Anchor is another great pub that offers tasty pub food. The menu uses a lot of locally sourced produce to support the local suppliers. There is also lovely beer garden, with tables outside on the courtyard which is ideal for the warmer weather.

If your looking for a lunchtime treat, make sure you visit The Sizzling Pig. You can indulge in expertly crafted pork sandwiches or delicious Yorkshire pudding wraps. Dine in our takeaway, you need to visit this hidden gem!

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