Wirksworth -Christmas Walk

Woods in Snow - Wirksworth, Derbyshire Dales

1. Christmas Walk - Wirksworth, Black Rocks and the High Peak Trail

Saturday 3 December 2022


Come and join Peak Walking Adventures for our annual Christmas walk!  We have chosen a slightly earlier date this year before the busy festive seasons begins. Rachel will guide you on the walk and include some Christmas quiz fun on route!


Our walk leaves the site of the National Stone Centre and follows the High Peak Trail down to the junction with the Cromford Canal.  Both the canal and railway are wonderfully preserved examples of the area's industrial heritage.  We then ascend through woodland and explore hidden paths, memorials and the site of Black Rocks, a huge mass of millstone grit cliffs and boulders.  Climbing out of the woodland to our high point we are rewarded with views towards Carsington Water.  A descent into the town of Wirksworth allows us to explore many quirky lanes and properties and the famous Star Disc, before returning to the Stone Centre for refreshments at the wonderful café! 


The distance is approx 6 miles/ 10 kilometres with height gain of 1,213 feet/ 370 metres.


The cost is £20 per adult, children (accompanied by adults) attend for free. This includes free entry to our Christmas Quiz with prizes.  Please book and pay below.


Saturday 3 December 2022


  • Places available

Meeting place and time

The meeting time is 9:15am to be ready to set off at 9:30am.  We meet in the car park of the National Stone Centre at Middleton near Wirksworth.  The post code is DE4 4LS.  Further information will be provided with your booking confirmation.


Joining the walk by train?  Provided we’ve got enough spaces in our vehicles, we can pick you up and return you to the Cromford train station which is nearby - just let us know when you book. We don't charge for this as we are keen to promote use of public transport and help reduce traffic in the Peak District National Park.

Further information

What to wear and bring with you on guided walks with Rachel and Richard
PWA General Information - Open and Chall
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Alternative Dates

For greater flexibility, why not do this as a private guided walk on a day of your choice, either on your own or with a group of friends or family?. 


If you need accommodation please visit our  Accommodation Page.