Rachel's Wirksworth Round Challenge

2. Wirksworth Round Challenge, Derbyshire Dales

Saturday 2 October 2021  

With Rachel Bolton or Richard Tower.


During the lockdown months Rachel has devised her own circular walk centred around the historic town of Wirksworth on the edge of the Peak District. The walk is 17 miles in length (28km) and with approximately 900m of ascent.  It is hoped to eventually produce a booklet of the walk and raise funds for the Wirksworth Heritage Centre.


The start of the walk is Wirksworth Stone Centre car park.  The walk takes us through historic lead mining and quarry sites, Cromford canal and mills, Black Rocks and High Peak disused railway. It includes delightful woodland sections and stunning views of the Ecclesbourne and Derwent Valleys.


The length of this walk indicates that participants must be fit and able to walk at a consistent pace throughout the walk and happy completing undulating walks of 15 miles or more. 


This is an open group walk for individuals to join a small group of no more than five others plus the guide.  The cost is £40 per person.  Please book and pay below.  You are booking with Rachel Bolton, and the walk on the day will be guided either by Rachel or by Richard Tower.

Rachel's Wirksworth Round Challenge with Rachel Bolton or Richard Tower


  • Places available

Meeting Place and Time

We meet at 8:30am to be ready to set off at 8:45am in the National Stone Centre car park, Porter Lane, Middleton.  Post code DE4 4LS.  The centre request a donation for car parking of minimum £1.50. National Stone Centre main car park 


Further Information

What to wear and bring with you on challenge walks
PWA General Information - Open and Chall
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If you need accommodation locally, the small town of Wirksworth is just a short drive away.