The Derbyshire Historic Buildings Trust is encouraging people to don their walking boots and discover some of the county's historic hidden treasures.
Six specially-selected visits have been developed to run during the spring and summer of 2019. These include: a rare opportunity to see inside The Mansion in Church Street, Ashbourne; a guided tour of the Cromford Canal, together with Aqueduct Cottage in Cromford; and a unique opportunity to see inside a Georgian cotton mill in the spectacular gorge which curves under the town of New Mills.
The events kick off on Sunday 12th May, with a guided walk around Wirksworth's historic town centre, which has been the home of DHBT since 1985. The walk will begin at 14.00 hours in the town's Market Place and will be led by Barry Joyce MBE; a leading player in the town's regeneration project of the 1980s and described by Prince Charles as, 'brilliantly imaginative'.
The full programme of walks and visits includes:
- Wirksworth town centre on Sunday 12th May 2019
- The Mansion, Church Street, Ashbourne on Sunday 16th June 2019
- Cromford Canal and Aqueduct Cottage in Cromford on Sunday 21st July 2019
- Tor Vale Mill and New Mills Millennium Walkway on Sunday 18th August 2019
- Spital Chapel and Cemetery in Chesterfield on Sunday 8th September 2019; and
- Darley Abbey Mills and village on Tuesday 8th October 2019
Each walk is limited to 20 people and early booking is recommended. Funds raised from the walks will support the work on the DHBT in saving and protecting Derbyshire's historic buildings. The Wirksworth Walk Tickets are £5 and non-refundable.
To find out more and to book onto the visits, please visit: