& Trains





This is a walk around Wirksworth written and illustrated by Jo Poyser, Headteacher at Wirksworth Church of England Infant School. The walk starts at Wirksworth Station and explores places around Wirksworth.


The walk follows local paths to Bolehill with fine views over the historic town of Wirksworth before visiting the National Stone Centre, returning past Ravenstor station and through the town, back to Wirksworth Station on the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway, which was once known as the Milk and Honey Line.


The walking guide features lots of interesting activities for children to take part in both on the walk itself and at home with their families. There are places to spot along the walk, unusual words to discover linked to the walks, nature challenges and creative activities to enjoy including a Milk and Honey Cookie recipe. Throughout the walking booklet children learn about railway safety including how to be a Rail Safety Champion and can take part in the Tracks,Trails and Trains Rail safety ‘board’ game.

The project has been supported and funded by;

·         Derwent Valley Line Community Rail Partnership

·         Ecclesbourne Valley Railway

·         Community Rail Network

·         East Midlands Railway

·         Wirksworth Church of England Infant School

·         Wirksworth Junior School

·         Wirksworth Heritage Centre