ABOUT THE GLENORCHY CENTRE WIRKSWORTH
A Grade II listed building with 3* hostel accommodation, the Glenorchy Centre is based in the historic Derbyshire market town of Wirksworth. The town is on the Southern edge of the Peak District National Park and is ideally placed to explore and investigate the region.
With self catering facilities the centre is suited to weekend breaks and longer holidays for small groups and larger family gatherings. The centre accommodates 26, in 4 bedrooms, 3 dormitory style with 4, 8 and 12 beds and a 2 bed room. There are 2 blocks of showers and toilets plus a separate disabled/leaders wet room. All bedding is provided.
The fully fitted kitchen enables you to cater for your group and the large main hall can be used for recreation, discussions, conferences and performances from the large stage. For entertainment a TV, DVD player, snooker and table tennis table are all provided.
Many walks are available in and around the town and just a few minutes stroll will find you in the rolling Derbyshire countryside. The local Black Rocks beauty spot is especially attractive and provides a safe adventure site for the young. Black Rocks also sits on the High Peak Trail a 17.5 mile traffic free route through some of Derbyshire's most beautiful countryside. Following the route of the former Cromford and High Peak Railway, the Trail is suitable for walkers, cyclists and horse-riders and joins the Tissington Trail at Parsley Hay.
The Picturesque Town of Wirksworth
The Glenorchy Centre is situated right in the heart of the town, which has a good variety of shops and hosts a traditional market every Tuesday and a Farmers Market with local stall-holders (usually from within 20 miles) on the 1st Saturday of the month.
Wirksworth is a treasure trove for history enthusiasts, boasting a fascinating heritage that dates back to Roman times. Explore the narrow alleys and hidden corners, where you'll discover beautifully preserved architecture, including the ancient St. Mary's Church and the enchanting Jacobean-style Wirksworth Heritage Centre. Immerse yourself in the town's captivating past by visiting the Wirksworth Museum, which showcases artifacts and exhibits that tell the stories of the town's industrial and cultural heritage.
Nature lovers will be in awe of Wirksworth's stunning surroundings. The town is nestled within the breathtaking Derbyshire Dales, offering a haven for outdoor adventures. Lace up your hiking boots and explore the nearby Peak District National Park, where you'll be greeted with rolling hills, rugged moorlands, and dramatic limestone cliffs. For a more leisurely experience, take a scenic stroll along the Cromford Canal or visit Carsington Water, a serene reservoir perfect for water sports and birdwatching. Wirksworth truly captures the essence of rural England, providing a delightful escape for visitors seeking tranquility and natural beauty.
The town has undergone an extensive programme of restoration and repair which has resulted in many of the significant buildings being restored to their original splendour. There is plenty of activity throughout the year, with a carnival and Well Dressings in Spring and the Wirksworth Festival in September.