- 27 Oct 2009
Enjoy the ride and the destination . . . .
. . . . . The idea behind this date is to coincide with the launch of the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway’s diesel weekend as well as the Wirksworth Midsummer Farmers Market.
. . . . . Destination Wirksworth is a new website that aims to showcase all the best places to eat, drink and visit in the town while giving up-to-date information on all upcoming events.
However, for anybody who has a keen interest in one of England’s oldest traditions – beer drinking – the Destination Wirksworth Real Ale Guide promises to be the definitive guide of all the best real ale in the area.
. . . .. The critical aim is that this initiative should boost tourism, trade, and indeed prosperity in Wirksworth and down the valley towards Duffield.
Neil Ferguson, brainchild of the Destination Wirksworth campaign, said: “The view is quite simple: if the railway prospers so will the area it covers. But if the places become popular in their own right – so will the railway.
“It’s been estimated that for every £1 spent on the railway it works out up to £3 being spent in the community.”