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Wirksworth town trail

Michael Handley

Wirksworth town trail

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Published by Derbyshire County Planning Dept. with Wirksworth Civic Society in [Matlock] .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementwritten by Michael Handley in conjunction with the Derbyshire County Planning Department.
ContributionsDerbyshire (England). County Planning Department., Wirksworth Civic Society.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13773626M

The Picturesque Town of Wirksworth. Wirksworth is an historic market town on the edge of the Peak District National Park and with access to spectacular countryside. The town is well supplied with shops selling anything from clothes to locally-produced food, fair-trade presents to books, and antiques to old-fashioned sweets. With its headquarters in the fine old Peak District market town of Wirksworth, the Ecclesboume Valley line, at nine miles, is Derbyshire's longest heritage railway. The line runs through some of the most pleasant scenery in the White Peak, from its joint station with the main line at Duffield to its northern terminus at Ravenstor, close to the / TripAdvisor reviews.


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English, Book, Illustrated, Government publication edition: Wirksworth town trail / written by Michael Handley. Handley, Michael. Wirksworth Trails are a large group of dirt jumps, situated woodland, near Wirksworth - Derbyshire.

The trails are constantly being improved and built bigger and better. There are one or two small jumps but most of the jumps are a decent size and suitable for experience riders on: Wirksworth, Derbyshire.

Wirksworth is listed in the Domesday Book of as having a church, three lead works and the largest population of any of the ancient market towns of the Peak District. The town was granted its market charter by Edward 1 inwhich simply ratified the existing market.

The spectacular StarDisc – a 21st century stone circle star chart – sits high above the town and illuminates the constellations at night. The National Stone Centre and Mount Cook Adventure Centre lie on the edge of Wirksworth, and in the town itself St. Mary’s Church – one of the finest in the county – is well worth a visit.

You can purchase a guide to the town called the `Town Trail` which details all the points of interest in the town. About a mile south of wirksworth, are 2 mills built by Richard Arkwright of Cromford fame. These are Spinning Mill, and Haraam Mill, which was amongst the first in the country to use water power.

Wirksworth Town Council, Wirksworth. likes 10 talking about this 64 were here. Wirksworth Town Council. Wirksworth is a thriving community in a market town (population approximately 5,) within the Derbyshire Dales District of the East Midlands, and situated on the edge of the Peak District National Park.

This is a very popular location for walkers and holiday-makers making Wirksworth an ideal town to. Just off the market place is the town's information centre and Heritage Centre, sited in a pleasantly converted old merchant's yard.

Wirksworth was the meeting place for the Barmote Court of the lead mining 'Liberties' of the low Peak and the Moot Hall, where the court meetings are still held, lies in a little back street north of the church. Wirksworth is a charming town, with intriguing alleyways and cobbled courtyards, the most century, when limestone quarrying took over as the main industry.

The book Adam Bedeby George Eliot was based on the town. In the town’s industrial heyday in the 19th century Trail No. 22 A Wirksworth Wander. River Derwent R i v e r D e r w e n t.

Wirksworth is a small, charming market town situated just a few miles from Matlock, on the edge of The Peak District. Wirksworth is full of character with many buildings of architectural interest, including its magnificent parish church. Independent shops sit alongside the deli, butchers and bakers with a.

Wirksworth is a small, pretty, well-connected market town, with a fascinating past, and an exciting present and Wirksworth town trail book.

The strength of community and the strong cultural presence means that there is so much going on, despite our relatively small size (5, in the last census). The Trail Must Go On line. We are so excited to announce that Wirksworth Festival has commissioned acclaimed filmmaker, Gavin Repton, to create a short film in celebration of our annual Art & Architecture Trail.

Discover Derbyshire - Wirksworth and surrounding area. by Denis Eardley. Solar press. ISBN (60 glossy pages, full of details about the town today, an excellent introduction) Lead Miner's Heyday - the great days of mining in Wirksworth and the Low Peak of Derbyshire.

by Ron Slack. Mastaprint Plus Ltd. ISBN A5 size. WIRKSWORTH FEATURE. The small town of Wirksworth does not perhaps make much impact on the busy traveller driving through.

All those visitors, however, with time to explore the narrow streets and maze of interesting alleyways, to admire the old buildings and lovely views, to visit the ancient church and the cathedral–like close, will soon find themselves falling in love with this fascinating.

Wirksworth Festival: 11–20 September A major celebration of the creative and performing arts. It combines free events, like the Gig on the Roof (a music festival outside the Hope and Anchor pub), and paying events, and includes the popular Art and Architecture Trail. Wirksworth Book Festival.

Wirksworth is without doubt a fascinating town topographically speaking but has been spoiled by insensitive additions, such as the Town Hall. Harrison Drive is only nasty and grubby - hardly an acceptable lead-in to the rather pretty market s: 3.

Wirksworth's own lovely town centre cinema shows popular films everyday. Based at the old Malt House on North End. Also has a small restaurant lounge serving food Thursday to Saturday evenings.

To book tickets and see tonight's film listing. click here. Church of England. Chapelry of Middleton by Wirksworth (Derbyshire) (Main Author) Notes: Microfilm of original records in possession of Derbyshire Record Office, Matlock.

The Chapelry of Middleton by Wirksworth is located in the parish of Wirksworth. Derbyshire Record Office no.: D/A/PI/1/1, 2/, 3/, 4/1. Subjects. Wirksworth Festival’s sister event, the Wirksworth Book Festival, is gearing up for its second year with this year’s programme now live and tickets on sale.

Running from 30 March – 2 April, the Book Festival offers a veritable feast of literature and poetry highlighting local authors, encouraging readers and generally celebrating books.

Town Hall. Wirksworth Trails. 10am-5pm. Wirksworth. Workshops. 10am-4pm Wirksworth. Arts Market Place. 10am-5pm. Town Hall. BMW Band. 2pm. Wirksworth is a small, charming market town situated just a few miles from Matlock, on the edge of the White Peak.

It is full of character with many buildings of architectural interest, including its magnificent parish church. Independent shops sit alongside the deli. WIRKSWORTH.

Matlock 6 miles. Wirksworth is a small, charming market town situated just a few miles from Matlock, on the edge of The Peak District. Wirksworth is full of character with many buildings of architectural interest, including its magnificent parish church. The town has several well-known tourist attractions: notably the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway, the National Stone Centre, the Steeple Grange Railway, the High Peak Trail and Carsington Water.

Pendleton’s History of Derbyshire says “Even more picturesque than Ashbourne is Wirksworth, with its irregular streets, odd nooks and corners, and. It is only minutes from the centre of the old market town of Wirksworth. Originally a village in its own right, Bolehill became part of Wirksworth during the town’s expansion during the 19th and 20th centuries.

Bolehill is adjacent to Black Rock, a local landmark and a short walk from the High Peak Trail. The road narrowed down to a track as it came into Wirksworth, passing over a stone bridge at the back of the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway.

I enjoyed a bimble around the town, and came across this tiny cinema. I asked a local about it and was told it is indeed a working cinema where you sit on a sofa and have a drink while watching the film.

Wirksworth Book Festival. likes 2 talking about this. Wirksworth Book Festival is a small and friendly not for profit annual event, designed to celebrate local writers of all types and the joy. Catch up on our news from Wirksworth, Matlock and the Peak District.

Find out what events are taking place, things to do & why you should come & visit. The special offers we have for renting Agricola for full weeks or short breaks. Ideal for self-guided cycling holidays, house parties and hen parties. Surrounded by lovely countryside with fantastic views down the valley to the hills beyond it has a lovely rural setting yet the charming little town of Wirksworth is just five minutes' drive away with its heritage trail and railway, range of local shops, pubs, restaurants and even a small cinema.

The High Peak Trail is great for walkers and cyclists. Carsington Water with its wild water sports, cycle trails and birdwatching is just over the hill. The lovely historic town of Wirksworth with heritage railway, heritage trail, Northern Lights little cinema and many a pub and restaurant is just ten minutes' drive away.

Wirksworth is a small market town situated just a few miles from Matlock and only 2 miles from the Peak District National Park. Explore nearby Carsington Water, Black Rocks and the High Peak Trail, which are accessible directly from the cottage for those who enjoy walking.

We enjoyed the variety of circuit walks on the door step. To get into Wirksworth its a very pretty walk through the fields, which was ideal for food shopping.

Wirksworth has a very useful & weRead more ll stocked co-op, as well as a nice little butchers, and lots of pubs. The Peak district is a short drive away, along nice country roads.

Wirksworth Town Hall is situated feet west of Wirksworth railway station. Photo: Paul Buckingham, CC BY-SA St Mary's Church. Church. Mary's Church is a parish church in the Church of England in Wirksworth, Derbyshire.

Wirksworth is a vibrant, arty market town with great pubs and restaurants. It boasts a number of independent shops including vintage and antique shops, delis. Here are the most recent events we had listed at Wirksworth Town Hall, to give you a flavour of what goes on there: May 09 Sat.

Tribute Gig For Graham Rennie Dec 21 The Wam Bam Band Nov 15 Hazel O'Connor Sep 28 Peggy Seeger In Conversation With Dr Jill Rapoport Peggy Seeger. Sep 28 Haiku Salut.

Wirksworth is a small historic town at the gateway to the Peak District which has some of the best walking, cycling, climbing and caving in England. The High Peak and Tissington cycle trails are nearby with cycle hire easily available or bring your own bicycles as a cycle rack is on-site.

Carsington water is very close by and provides water. "Nestled in Wirksworth a lovely Derbyshire market town you will find Church House. It is one of the best locations in this beautiful Derbyshire village. It is independently styled and blends together thoughtful interior design with period and architectural features.

With three individually designed bedrooms a sitting room and a living room with comfortable sofas to relax on this cottage will. Exhibition venue and jumble sale on Wirksworth’s Arts & Architecture Trail, 7 September Buskers in a town square, as viewed from Wirksworth’s Heritage Centre in an old silk mill.

More early starters on Wirksworth’s Arts & Architecture Trail. Street Art on the Arts Trails. Wirksworth runnning club’s second socially distanced 1-mile relay race replaced normal Monday night training this week, with 26 club members out in force, either refereeing the race (thank you Brian Clements!) or running a mile as fast as they posssibly could on the High Peak trail.

Wirksworth is a market town in the Derbyshire Dales district of Derbyshire, England, with a population recorded as 5, in the census. It contains the source of the River town was granted a market charter by Edward I in The market .The location is perfect, access to many walks and bus routes to farther afield, like Matlock and Bakewell etc.

Wirksworth itself is a lovely little town with plenty of shops, pubRead more s and eateries, we were the first guests in this apartment, but I don't think we will be the last. definitely recommend this apartment.Wirksworth hosts a Book Festival each year, at the beginning of April, an Open Gardens trail in June, and an Art & Architecture Festival in early September - Wirksworth is a lively and fun small town set amid Derbyshire hills and dales, and is in the heart of prime walking and cycling routes.

Many of the pubs have music evenings, some serve.