Glenorchy Centre, Chapel Lane, Wirksworth, Derbyshire, DE4 4FF
Call The Secretary on 01629 824323
OverviewThe 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.
Rooms & Beds:26: 1x12, 1x8, 1x4, 1x2
Open:Mid Feb to early Dec. 24 hours.
Price per night:Mon-Thurs £995 (4nts); Fri-Sun £620 (2nts); Sat-Sat £1425 (7nts) Small grps £20pp. 1 nt: min charge £410.
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).
Public Transport:Frequent buses to Belper & Matlock. Train:Cromford (2 miles). Also the Ecclesbourne Valley Heritage Railway to Duffield
Walks:Long Distance Walks
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.
Discover the Derbyshire Dales
August 20th 2017
Boo a stay at the Glenorchy Centre is in the picturesque town of Wirksworth on the fringes of the Peak District
Discover the Derbyshire Dales with your friends by bringing your group or extended family for a stay at the Glenorchy Centre. The centre is in the pretty picturesque town of Wirksworth on the fringes of the Peak District. The Glenorcy Centre sleeps up to 26 people but also welcomes smaller groups. There is a large hall for your groups activities with a stage if you fancy an impromptu performance. The centre has a self catering kitchen, dining room and sleeping accommodation in bunks. The Glenorchy Centre is on a cobbled street in the centre of the pretty market town surrounded by the beautiful countryside of the Derbyshire Dales. There a choice of pubs, coffee shops, restaurants and small independent shops to explore. Also a chippy for a quick hot meal after a day out on the hills. Book now to grab a weekend in the sunny Derbyshire Dales, plenty of availability mid week.
The wild and the beautiful
August 7th 2016
The White Peak Loop cycle trail
The Glenorchy Centre group accommodation is in the pretty market town of Wirksworth is just off the High Peak Cycle Trail at Black Rocks. A half mile sweep into town provides a great overnight stop for cyclists, which will become very useful when the White Peak Loop joins up three major cycle trails in the Peak District. The Monsal Trail, The High Peak Trail and The Tissington Trail will be all joined to create a 60 mile off road cycle loop . All relaxed contoured cycling following disused railway tracks over the wild and the beautiful in Derbyshire.