More from The Friends of the Ecclesbourne Way: Wirksworth meeting

This advertisement comes from a voluntary organisation that is just getting itself established. As ever, we are happy to spread the word…


Discover this viewpoint from where you can see more than a thousand years of Wirksworth’s History

Several disparate groups including the Ramblers’ Association have come together to promote a waymarked, leafleted walking route. Almost entirely over existing rights of way it runs for 20km from Wirksworth to Duffield along the beautiful but strangely underappreciated Ecclesbourne Valley.


The highlight of the walk will be a spur climbing incomparable Alport Height with its unrivalled views. Sometimes you can see the Wrekin (Shropshire) 85km distant. The Friends have been formed to bring this project to fruition & are working closely with the National Trust to improve access.

Gratefully rest from your walk and be served in the lodgings of a fairy tale animal alongside an eighteenth century turnpike.


We aim not only to enhance the pleasure of walking but to encourage children to enjoy & learn from the countryside.

Meet us in the original assembly rooms of the handsome coaching inn overlooking Wirksworth’s historic market place, the Red Lion Hotel Wirksworth 1915 for 1930 on Monday 12 August. Or contact

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