Saturday, 26 December 2009
Using our new mini guide to the Peak District we set off to Wirksworth. Check out this
Wirksworth is located in the Southern Dales. The market place and car park is a good place to start exploring the town. Up Dale Lane there are wickedly sloping lanes with cobbled gutters, leading past the old smithy, opposite Green Hill, a 17th-century gabled house built of limestone with sandstone mullioned windows. Hidden away behind the fronts of tall houses is St Mary's Church. It is accessible along Church Street or through the old alley of the lychgate, of which only the tall stone pillars remain. The grasses churchyard is encircled by iron railings, which seperate it from a narrow lane called Church Walk and a jumble of back yards and sloping roofs.
I took several photographs on my tour of Wirksworth. The ginger cat was extremely friendly and was on guard beside the church railings. Another one of my photographs shows the preserved remains of a medival home. Take a trip and see this place for yourself, it really is a beautiful place. I will be going back again on a Tuesday when it is market day.