• Jun 2

    Wirksworth Farmers’ Market

    A lively Farmers’ Market with great Local Produce and Free Entertainment. Local producers making and farming the best food in the area, and specialist makers running their businesses in and around Wirksworth. Organic producers, FreeRange produce, Natural ingredients, plants grown in Derbyshire. Coffee roasted here in Wirksworth, Fairtrade Cafes.   Free music and entertainment! The […]

  • Jun 3

    Middleton Top Engine House Open Days

    Middleton Top Engine House Open Days This is a chance to see the world’s oldest working Engine House of its type. Learn how this early railway was commissioned in the days before Stephenson’s Rocket. Cost £2.80 Adults, £1.35 concessions. The Middleton Top Countryside Centre is situated on the High Peak Trail, Middleton by Wirksworth. Middleton […]

  • Jun 9

    Bolehill Open Hidden Gardens

    Bolehill Open Hidden Gardens Bolehill has some really fantastic and quirky gardens that you can not normally see because they are hidden up steep steps, down narrow passageways or are behind high walls. Learn about the history of the gardens while chatting to the owner and find out about the lead miming and smelting that […]

  • Jun 9

    Middleton Open Gardens

    Middleton-by-Wirksworth 2018 OPEN GARDENS Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th June 2018 11.00am to 5.00pm Middleton is surrounded by traditional flower meadows containing many species of orchids that will be flowering in June when our gardens and yards in this rugged hilltop village will open to visitors for the fifth year. Our tiny village was a […]

  • Jun 9

    High Tides & Tan Lines

    After the raving success of our New Year’s Eve “Furthest From The Festival” event, and the cult classic “Monster Mash Up” before that, Awkward Silence are back with this beach party indoors to kick start the summer season. Live Music! To kick off the night we have a live performance from hip hop crew Great […]

  • Jun 16

    Brassington Open Gardens – Celebrating All Things Bright and Beautiful

    Brassington Open Gardens – Celebrating All Things Bright and Beautiful Tickets with a map of the gardens to visitors at £4.00 for adults, with children up to 16 free, where they are accompanied by an adult. They cover both days and are for sale at the bus stop opposite the Church. Stroll around the village […]

  • Jun 16

    Brassington Open Gardens

    Brassington Village Open Gardens 2018 Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th June 11.00am – 5,00pm Have a great day (or two!) out in the lovely village of Brassington. As well as the many beautiful open gardens, there will be refreshments in the Church, and teas/cakes/cream teas at various gardens around the village. This event only happens […]

  • Jun 17

    Carsington Water Songs of Praise

    Carsington Water Songs of Praise Every two years the churches in Ashbourne and Wirksworth get together to put on an outdoor Songs of Praise event. This year’s theme is ‘Songs of God’s People’ – including songs that everybody knows whether they go to church or not. There will also be dancers from Folk Friendzy, who […]

  • Jun 21

    Twinning Association Visit – Die, Frankenau & Wirksworth

    Twinning Association Visit – Die, Frankenau & Wirksworth The Twinning Event takes place this 21st – 25th June 2018. Visitors from our twins towns of Die (pronounced Dee) in France and Frankenau in Germany will visit and take part in various activities with new and old friends. This will coincide with the Wirksworth Open Gardens, […]

  • Jun 23

    Wirksworth Hidden Gardens & Courtyards 2018

      This ancient town has a wide variety of intriguing courtyards and gardens that are often hidden from view but which offer glimpses of delight as you wander around the streets and alleyways. The weekend gives a unique opportunity for visitors to look behind the walls and enjoy our private spaces where every size and […]

  • Jul 1

    Annual Classic Bus & Coach Rally

    Come and see the fantastic display of buses at Wirksworth and enjoy rides on both the classic buses and heritage trains through the day. An intensive train timetable will operate on the Duffield line.

  • Jul 1

    Middleton Top Engine House Open Days

    Middleton Top Engine House Open Days This is a chance to see the world’s oldest working Engine House of its type. Learn how this early railway was commissioned in the days before Stephenson’s Rocket. Cost £2.80 Adults, £1.35 concessions. The Middleton Top Countryside Centre is situated on the High Peak Trail, Middleton by Wirksworth. Middleton […]

  • Jul 7

    Wirksworth Farmers’ Market

    A lively Farmers’ Market with great Local Produce and Free Entertainment. Local producers making and farming the best food in the area, and specialist makers running their businesses in and around Wirksworth. Organic producers, FreeRange produce, Natural ingredients, plants grown in Derbyshire. Coffee roasted here in Wirksworth, Fairtrade Cafes.   Free music and entertainment! The […]

  • Jul 14

    Classic Transport Weekend

    Classic Transport Weekend Cars, motorcycles, lorries – plenty of classics gather at Wirksworth for a weekend of travelling back to the past. A intensive train timetable will operate on the Duffield line.

  • Jul 22

    Middleton Top Engine House Open Days

    Middleton Top Engine House Open Days This is a chance to see the world’s oldest working Engine House of its type. Learn how this early railway was commissioned in the days before Stephenson’s Rocket. Cost £2.80 Adults, £1.35 concessions. The Middleton Top Countryside Centre is situated on the High Peak Trail, Middleton by Wirksworth. Middleton […]

  • Aug 4

    Wirksworth Farmers’ Market

    A lively Farmers’ Market with great Local Produce and Free Entertainment. Local producers making and farming the best food in the area, and specialist makers running their businesses in and around Wirksworth. Organic producers, FreeRange produce, Natural ingredients, plants grown in Derbyshire. Coffee roasted here in Wirksworth, Fairtrade Cafes.   Free music and entertainment! The […]

  • Aug 11

    Diesel Locomotive Weekend

    Our popular gala for enthusiasts, with a Saturday evening special. A special intensive timetable will operate with various heritage diesel locomotives.  

  • Aug 25

    1950s Bank Holiday Weekend

    1950s Bank Holiday Weekend Sample what life was like in the 1950s with displays, music, steam trains and more to entertain you. There will be a pre-bookable  Murder Mystery Evening Land Cruise on the Saturday evening.

  • Sep 1

    Wirksworth Farmers’ Market

    A lively Farmers’ Market with great Local Produce and Free Entertainment. Local producers making and farming the best food in the area, and specialist makers running their businesses in and around Wirksworth. Organic producers, FreeRange produce, Natural ingredients, plants grown in Derbyshire. Coffee roasted here in Wirksworth, Fairtrade Cafes.   Free music and entertainment! The […]

  • Sep 1

    Tunes and Chips Evening Land Cruise PLUS Jazz and Chips Evening Land Cruise

    Two jolly evenings with live music on board the train and fish and chips at Duffield. Advance booking is essential.

  • Sep 7

    Wirksworth Festival 2018

    Wirksworth Festival 2018 A leading rural arts festival – with art for everyone. Enjoy the work of more than 150 artists plus an inspiring programme of performances and events in this historic market town, right at the heart of the Derbyshire Dales. Over the festival period, there is the famous Art & Architecture Trail, the Clypping of the Church, and the […]

  • Sep 8

    Sid Griffin at Lockstock

    Sid Griffin at Lockstock An intimate evening of songs and stories with the legendary Sid Griffin. Original member of The Long Ryders, arguably the coolest band to come out of America in the 80s, long standing Americana hero with the Coal Porters and resident Musicologist on BBC 6 Music with Radcliffe & Maconie. “His intimate […]

  • Sep 15

    WIRKSWORTH HORTICULTURAL SHOW & GREAT WIRKSWORTH BAKE-OFF

    Come along and enter your home grown vegetables, fruit, wines, jams and baking . Lots of categories including children’s items. Or, just come and support the event which will end with an auction of produce. Look out for posters giving more details nearer the time.      

  • Sep 29

    Ecclesbourne Way Guided Walks

    Enjoy a guided walk along the recently opened 11-mile Ecclesbourne Way from Wirksworth and take the train back! Spaces are limited so pre-booking is essential.

  • Oct 13

    Wirksworth Model Railway Exhibition Weekend

    Our popular Model Railway Exhibition is back, spread across multiple venues in the town.  

  • Oct 13

    Tunes and Chips Evening Land Cruise PLUS Jazz and Chips Evening Land Cruise

    Two jolly evenings with live music on board the train and fish and chips at Duffield. Advance booking is essential.

  • Mar 28

    ‘WUSSA’ – a new play by Graham Sellors

    ‘WUSSA’ IS based on the reminiscences of Wirksworth people and families – dancing at the Town Hall, queuing for the pictures, parading in the carnival – and more