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:

    Closed for the rest of 2020. Bookings are welcome for March 2020 onwards.
  • Price per night:

    Mon-Thurs £1015 (4nts); Fri-Sun £635 (2nts); Sat-Sat £1450 (7nts) Small grps £20pp. 1 nt: min charge £420.
  • 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
This accommodation is featured on the following pages
Village Halls Accessible to disabled people


bSingle sex dormitories
cPrivate rooms
&Family rooms
rDisabled Access
dBedding provided
gFully heated
oMeals available locally
kSelf catering facilities
tWithin 1 mile of NCN
4VisitEngland Quality Assured
wGroups Only


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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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Enquiries are welcome from July 2021 onwards.

April 27th 2021

The Glenorchy Centre is on the edge of the Peak District National Park in the historic market town of Wirksworth. The High Peak Trail for walking, pony trekking & cycling, as well as Black Rocks for bouldering & climbing are within two miles. Nearby Cromford has Arkwright’s mills, a World Heritage Site, & Cromford Canal. Suitable for self-catering groups, the accommodation has a spacious multi-purpose room & separate dining room.

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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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