Take in the magnificent views at Black Rocks
You’ll feel a surge of excitement as you make the journey through the Derbyshire countryside to Black Rocks, a few minutes' drive from nearby Cromford.
The impressive beauty will take your breath away, and you won’t want to take your gaze off it as you park the car and prepare for the steep climb to the top.
Bring the dog for walkies
Maybe you’re looking for a new dog walking trail? You’ll both love the Blue and Green trails here, leading you through the picturesque Cromford Moor woodlands.
Throw their favourite ball or pick up a few branches for a game of fetch as you both listen to the sweet sounds of singing birds.
You can even try orienteering at Black Rocks. Set yourself a thrilling challenge and test your sense of direction as you navigate around control points using an orienteering map.
The Derwent Valley Orienteers group will be able to tell you how to join a course, and potentially find a new lifelong hobby.
Perhaps you’ve worked up an appetite?
We’re sure trekking the hill to reach Black Rocks and exploring all the historical nooks and crannies will start some rumbling tummies.
Wander back to the car and drive a few moments to reach Wheatcroft’s Wharf, a gorgeous little café sitting on a canal.
Grab a seat outside by the water or the canopy area for a bit of shade, and we recommend ordering a scrumptious baked potato or their homemade soup.
You’ll also want to try a serving of locally made Matlock Meadows ice cream as you finish a cup of freshly ground coffee.
You’ll be back for the views
The scenic views over Derwent Valley will tempt you back to Black Rocks.
Whether you decide to come here solo, bring the dog for long walks, or show Black Rocks’ beauty to a good friend, we think you’ve found your new spot for relaxation.
Blacks Rocks Business Park,
Paid parking, Toilets