Glenorchy Centre, Chapel Lane, Wirksworth, Derbyshire, DE4 4FF

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The Glenorchy Centre is situated in the Derbyshire Dales on the edge of the Peak District National Park. It is situated on a cobbled street in the picturesque market town of Wirksworth. A few minutes' walk in any direction will find you in the rolling Derbyshire hills. Close to the High Peak Trail for walking, pony trekking and cycling and Black Rocks for bouldering and climbing. Nearby Cromford has the historic Arkwright's mills and Cromford Canal. Suitable for self-catering groups, the fully heated accommodation comprises 8 and 12 bed dormitories, one 4 bed and one 2 bed room, all with showers and toilets. Sheets and duvets are provided, but not towels. There is a fitted kitchen with dining area and a large multi-purpose room with a large stage, ideal for recreation, conferences etc. There is a TV, DVD player, table tennis and a snooker table. Disabled access is possible to the main hall and dining area. Car parking available next to the centre, overnight charge £1, 24 hours for £5.50.

This accommodation is featured on our map of the Peak District and here is its own website.


  • Beds & Rooms:

    26: 1x12, 1x8, 1x4, 1x2
  • Open:

    March to November
  • Price per night:

    £380 with a minimum stay of 2 nights (2 nights for £760).Subsequent nights £250. For smaller groups £25 per person per night with a minimum charge of £500 for 2 nights.
  • Booking:

    Book with 25% deposit. Booking form on website or ring 01629 824323. Or write to WDURC, Coldwell Street, Wirksworth, Derbyshire, DE4 4FB
  • Directions:

    From the town centre go down Coldwell Street, past Red Lion pub then take next left. There is a local authority 'pay and display' car park adjacent to the Centre (behind the United Reformed Church). The post code of the Centre is: DE4 4FF
  • Public Transport :

    Frequent buses to Belper & Matlock. Train:Cromford (2 miles). Also the Ecclesbourne Valley Heritage Railway to Duffield
  • Walks :

    Long Distance Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks The Pennine Bridleway Limestone Way White Peak Loop
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bSingle sex dormitories
cPrivate rooms
&Family rooms
dBedding provided
gFully heated
oMeals available locally
kSelf catering facilities
tWithin 1 mile of NCN
wGroups Only


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Affordable accommodation for large family meet ups, located in the centre of the UK

November 12th 2021

Family scattered across the UK? Not been able to meet up since before the pandemic? Look no further than The Glenorchy Centre. Situated as a perfect midway point between families.

There is so much to see and explore with family and friends in the Derbyshire Dales. The Glenorchy centre is a stones throw from the High Peak Trail which is ideal for walking, pony trekking and cycling. Black Rocks is also close by, which is perfect for bouldering and climbing.  For rainy days, the Leisure centre has a swimming pool and indoor climbing facilities. Nearby is the village of Cromford that has the historic Arkwrights Mill and Cromford Canal. Wirksworth Heritage Centre also has a revolving door of exhibitions and activities catered towards families.  Chatsworth House and  Alton Towers are only a short drive away too.

Would you prefer to take it easy when catching up with relatives? The Glenorchy centre has a fitted kitchen with dining area, TV, DVD player, table tennis and a snooker table. There is also a large multi-purpose room with a large stage, ideal for children making and performing their own plays. As well as a range of pubs and cafe’s only a five minute walk away such as Umami and The Feather Star

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Derbyshire accommodation with a large Hall for activities

July 2nd 2021

The Glenorchy Centre, run by a local church, includes a hall within the accommodation. The Hall is ideal for conferences or activities, it has a large stage, plenty of chairs, TV with DVD and table tennis and snooker tables. The fully heated accommodation has two dormitories and two smaller bedrooms, all with showers and toilets. There is a fitted kitchen and a dinning room. Available to self-catering groups.

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Stay in the heart of the Derbyshire Dales to explore layers upon layers of rolling landscape and greenery!

September 30th 2018

Black Rocks, a locally iconic grit stone outcrop sculpted by the weather, on the edge of the picturesque town of Wirksworth.

The pretty market town of Wirkworth makes a great base for exploring the Derbyshire Dales and the Peak District. Black Rocks, is popular with climbers who love the multitude of gritstone routes. Families like to explore the rocks and pick crystals up from the paths. The Rocks look out over the village of Cromford, famous for the first cotton mills and given World Heritage Status. The High Peak Trail, a cycle and walking path on an old railway, passes by Wirksworth just below Black Rocks and there are spectacular views of the Derwent valley and Matlock . There is plenty of scope for walking in the Black Rocks area, which stretches right down to High Peak Junction to meet the Cromford canal. Ideal for circle walks and bike rides. There is also a fixed orienteering course and forest trails in the surrounding woods, a small cafe and public toilets.

Black Rocks by Glenorchy Centre
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