Rosemary Cottage

Self Catering Accommodation, Wirksworth, Derbyshire

Things to do in the area

Black Rocks Country Park

Black Rocks Country Park, Cromford, Derbyshire, is an outcrop of sculpted gritstone rock which offers a spectacular situation above the Derwent Valley at Cromford.

 

Carsington Water

Carsington Water is a Severn Trent Water reservoir in Derbyshire, between Ashbourne and Wirksworth. It has a visitor centre, sailing club, fishing, and cycling and walking trails. There is an excellent café for lunch or snacks.

 

Crich Tramway Museum

The National Tramway Museum offers a fun day out for all ages - the finest Transport museum of its type, with over 70 vintage steam, electric and horse-drawn trams from all over the world.

 

Ecclesbourne Valley Railway

Ecclesbourne Valley Railway is a project to reopen the railway between Wirksworth and Duffield. This is staffed and run by volunteers, based at Wirksworth Station.

 

Heights of Abraham

Heights of Abraham are a tourist centre with two show caves - Rutland Cavern and Great Masson Mine - plus a cable car and other attractions, above Matlock Bath, Derbyshire.

 

High Peak Junction and Cromford Canal

High Peak Junction is the former junction of the High Peak Railway and the Midland Railway, just south of Cromford

 

High Peak Trail

The High Peak Trail takes the line of the former Cromford and High Peak Railway between Parsley Hay and Cromford, in the Derbyshire Peak District.

 

Masson Mills

Masson Mills, Matlock Bath are Sir Richard Arkwright's masterpiece, a magnificent early 19th century mill. The mill has been converted into a shopping village, with conference centre, it also has a working textile museum.

 

Middleton Top

Middleton Top is the last surviving winding engine from the now defunct Cromford and High Peak Railway, near Middleton by Wirksworth, Derbyshire Peak District.

National Stone Centre, Middleton by Wirksworth

The National Stone Centre, Middleton by Wirksworth, Derbyshire, has geological displays, fossils, stone walling courses, panning for gems and other activities.

 

 

The Derbyshire Eco Centre

The Derbyshire Eco Centre is the county hub for courses and activities focusing on education for sustainable development. It supports Derbyshire County Council’s work to address climate change issues. It promotes creativity through the arts, and teaches skills to help conserve the natural world and to live healthy lifestyles.

 

St Mary’s Church

Wirksworth 13thC Church, has important and impressive Saxon carvings dating from 800AD. A figure of a lead miner with his pick and kibble is set into the west wall of the church.

 

Houses & Halls

Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall, Hardwick Hall, Kedleston Hall, Shugborough Hall