Snowdon Group Meet up Walk⛅Wirksworth⛅Middleton Quarry/Moor/Village⛅Black Rocks
July 13 @ 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
This is a special meet up event and social walk for the Snowdon Holiday Group members ONLY. It will give us all a chance to meet each other and more importantly, an opportunity for me to give out an info pack with everything you need to know about the holiday.
I’d like everyone to be there if possible. Otherwise, there won’t be any other opportunity to pick up your information with only 3 weeks to go.
Please RSVP as soon as you can.
This 8 mile circular walk takes us through woodland and fields, along paths and trails, up rocks and through a Quarry and Stone Centre.
Mainly gentle ascents, but one or two steeper ascents.
The route starts in Wirksworth Town and takes us through the spectacular Middle Peak Quarry. We follow the path over fields which bring us onto the High Peak Trail to Middleton Top. We then leave the trail taking the path over Middleton Moor to drop down to Middleton by Wirksworth Village.
We then head through green fields and pastures to Black Rocks where we’ll scramble up to take in the wonderful views all around us.
Back onto the High Peak Trail, we walk up to Middleton Top for our picnic lunch on the tables and benches available there. It also gives me the chance to give out the holiday info. After our picnic lunch, we go down to the Stone Centre, walking through it and following the route back to Wirksworth.
Bring a packed lunch and water to stay hydrated.
Toilets near the start of the walk in Wirksworth and along the way at Middleton Top and Black Rocks Cafe.
Dogs are always welcome..🐾🐾🐾 😊
For those of us on Public Transport
Victoria Centre bus station for the 9.05 Red Arrow to Derby arriving at 9.40.
Catch the 6.1 bus at Bay 22 to Bakewell at 9.50 arriving Wirksworth St John’s Street bus stop at 10.40. Crossing the road and turning right, it’s only a 5 minute walk to the Meet up Carpark.
Zig zag tickets cost £6.50 from Notts to Wirksworth and back
Return times to Derby from Wirksworth
4.20/ 5.20 (arriving 13 mins past the hour)
Buses every 10 minutes from Derby to Nottingham
Car sharing is beneficial for everyone, so do post a message if you’re willing to give someone a lift.