Middleton Top

Walk 35: Wirksworth Quarry Hop

Discover the stunning beauty of Wirksworth with Walk in Derbyshire. Our walk takes you on a memorable journey through the historic quarries, offering breath-taking views and fascinating insights into the area’s geology and industrial heritage.

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  • Distance: 8 miles
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Minimum Duration: 3.5 hrs
  • Refreshments: PubCafe
  • Route: Download .gpx file
  • Start Grid Ref: SK 28994 55701


Free roadside parking is available on Steeple Arch Road (Black Rocks), Wirksworth, DE4 4GT. Alternatively, paid parking is available in the car park just off Steeple Arch Road at Black Rocks.


Derbyshire, UK

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Safety First

Please do not rely on this walking guide to solely navigate the hike. Always take a paper map and compass with you and make sure you know how to use them. Hiking is generally safe, but there are always potential risks. Use common sense, plan your route beforehand and make a reasonable judgment at all times.


Written directions coming soon.

  • Black Rocks, Cromford
  • Derbyshire Dales
  • Dene Quarry
  • Middleton Top
  • Middle Peak Quarry
  • Middle Peak Quarry
  • Bole Hill
  • Lime Kiln

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Leigh Walker

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Hi I'm Leigh, the creator Walk In Derbyshire. I've been walking in the Peak District National Park for over 30 years and have a huge passion for connecting with nature and hiking in the outdoors. I write up the all the walks for Walk In Derbyshire and am also the lead on our group hikes.

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