Our cafes are open for takeaways and all of our fabulous independent shops are open! From Monday 17 May we are offering guided tours, including the Arkwright Experience, and you can sit inside our cafes again! Click Book Tickets for our guided tours.

Derwent Valley Tours ~ a new visitor offer.

Discover the beautiful valley that changed the world!

Join us on an escorted minibus tour along the beautiful Derwent Valley, visiting some of the World Heritage Sites along the way.

The tours will enable small groups to enjoy a full day’s tour by minibus from either Derby or Matlock, led by experienced volunteer guides. They will visit the key historical locations of the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site, as well as many lesser-known ones, giving a unique and intimate perspective on a valley that changed the world.

Operated by the Arkwright Society at Cromford Mills and the Belper North Mill Trust, Derwent Valley Tours was established to develop a new visitor service in the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site in 2021, offering tours of this beautiful and unique location.

The tours include a comfortable and COVID-safe minibus, a friendly, knowledgeable guide, and meal options provided by quality local caterers.


For more information see www.derwentvalleytours.co.uk