You can have a great day out visiting Wirksworth by taking the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway from Duffield. The Ecclesbourne Valley is Derbyshire’s Gentle Valley, starting in the pleasant village of Duffield and winding its way to Wirksworth; a truly fascinating town with proper shops, great places to explore and plenty of welcoming places to eat and drink.
We have set up Destination Wirksworth because we want to share Derbyshire’s best kept secret. A town so close to so many big cities and yet a genuinely peaceful place to go; away from the queues and crowds of the usual Peak District tourist traps.
Come to Wirksworth and stay a while, we have some wonderful B&Bs and great places to explore. The High Peak Trail is just up the hill and gives you 20 miles of traffic-free walking and cycling through beautiful countryside. Use the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway to explore the valley with great pubs near all of our stations, many of them serving lunchtime and evening meals. There are also some great walks leading from our stations.
Come to the Ecclesbourne Valley in Derbyshire’s beautiful Dales and make Wirksworth your destination!