Things to do

Although a peaceful part of the country, the Peak District has a lot for visitors to do.

Tourist Attractions


Obviously, the Peak District has some great walking. You can make a decent route along public footpaths almost anywhere.

Rock Climbing and other sports

New Buildings is only a few minutes from Black Rocks, a gritstone outcrop between Wirksworth and Cromford. Also nearby is Harboro Rocks, which is smaller in scale but can be equally entertaining. Further north there is Frogatt Edge

Wirksworth Leisure Centre has an indoor climbing wall if the weather is wet, as well as a gym and other sports facilities.


Industrial History

The home of the industrial revolution is in the rural Peak District.

More information

The following sites have lots of useful information on sights and things to do in and around the Peak District

You could also try the local Tourist Information Offices: Crown Square, Matlock, Tel. 01629 583388 or at the Pavilion, Matlock Bath, Tel. 01629 55082. Neither are open on bank holidays. Oh well!