Black Rocks

Visitor Information
Visitor Information: Black Rocks
  • Opening Hours
  • How to find us
  • Parking and Prices
  • Facilities and access
  • Contact Details

Opening Hours

Opening Hours

Black Rocks is open 365 days a year, dawn until dusk.

How to find us

How to find us

How to find us

Black Rocks is sign posted off the B5036 Matlock to Wirksworth road.

Wirksworth, Matlock
Sat Nav Postcode: DE4 4NQ
OS Grid Ref
SK290557

53.09772, -1.568362

Parking and Prices

Parking and Prices

A Derbyshire County Council car park is adjacent to the wood. Charges apply.

Facilities and access

Facilities and access

A small refreshment kiosk is located in the car park.

Assistant dogs welcome
Cafe
Dogs allowed
Picnic area
Toilets
Contact Details

Contact Details

Explore Black Rocks

The wood takes it's name from a sizable gritstone outcrop called Black Rocks and forms part of a larger woodland called Cromford Moor. The area is managed in partnership with Derbyshire County Council Countryside Service.

The wood is situated on a hill with splendid views of the Derwent Valley and contains remains of quarries and other workings.

The Black Rocks site was mined for lead, and the spoil on the scree supports many interesting lead tolerant plants (leadworts). The scree slope is also an ideal place to search for a variety of rocks and minerals. Other interesting habitats can be explored from Black Rocks, since it is near the boundary between limestone and gritstone. Cromford Moor has heather moorland and various types of woodland.

Two woodland trails and an orienteering course are present in the wood. The area is also very popular with climbers.

At a glance

  • Walking trails
  • Orienteering
  • Dog walking
  • Picnic area
  • Cafe
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