Wirksworth is well connected geographically, handy for a number of major UK cities (Manchester, Sheffield, Nottingham & Derby) and roads, with effective cross country transport links. We’re also a heritage transport centre, with one of the UK’s finest heritage railways, Ecclesbourne Valley Railway https://gowirksworth.com/ecclesbourne-valley-railway/

CURRENT ROAD ISSUES: The County Council publishes a map with roadworks and their dates.  Current roadworks  and Snow info

Getting here –

By Car – From Birmingham, Derby, Nottingham or the M1

Take the A38 or A6 towards Derby and follow signs for the A6 and Matlock. Follow the A6 until you reach the outskirts of Duffield. Turn left at the traffic lights onto the B5023 “Broadway”, which is signposted Wirksworth. Follow this road for about 9 miles to reach Wirksworth Market Place.

From Ashbourne, Carsington Water or Leek

Take the B5035 and follow signs for Wirksworth. For Market Place, at Godfreyhole turn right and come down into the town to the Market Place.

From Cromford, Matlock or Matlock Bath

When entering Cromford take the B5036 at the junction with the A6, signposted Wirksworth and come up Cromford Hill. Carry straight on past the petrol station and under the arch. Shortly after the overhead footbridge you will arrive in Wirksworth Market Place.

Sat Nav: DE4 4ET

By Road:

By car, Wirksworth is approximately 30 minutes from the M1 motorway (leaving from Jn24 to Jn 29) and just under 3 hours from London.

Public Transport:

We are also well served with public transport, with three bus routes running through the town, a  heritage railway linking us to the main lines (it’s even possible to buy a ticket to Paris from Wirksworth station!), in addition to other nearby mainline railway stations (Cromford, Matlock, Whatstandwell all reachable in under 15 minutes, with Derby, Sheffield or Chesterfield also in easy distance.

Details of buses here:

Travelling between Derby & Bakewell – the route number is 6.1 run by Trent Barton.


The Transpeak bus, travelling between Manchester & Derby, to & from nearby Cromford:


Buses between Matlock, Ashbourne & Wirksworth – Bus Timetable110- 111b

Derbyshire Connect is a bookable flexible bus service from Monday to Saturday, taking people door to door in the area of Wirksworth, Ashbourne and villages extending to Hartington. It takes wheelchairs and bikes (for single journeys then cycle back to start – good for cycle rides in the Peak District). Fares £2 adult sgl; £3.80 adult rtn; £1.20 child up to 16 sgl; £2.40 rtn. Gold Card bus pass accepted. Tel  01335 342951. Email bookings@derbyshireconnect.org.uk

Trains – Standard train service, again to & from nearby Cromford:


Timetable from Wirksworth to Duffield, Shottle, Idridgehay ONLY


We’re a small town, and often taxis are booked up ahead of time. We’re too small for Uber!

This list is not exhaustive, and we apologies for any omissions.

AJ Jennings – 01335 370914

Sue’s Taxis – 07866610144

By Plane – Wirksworth is well served by a number of airports. As you would expect for such a well-connected town, we are close to from Birmingham &  Manchester Airports, while East Midlands is really convenient (approximately one hour’s journey).