Our cafes are open for takeaways! Don't miss visiting the Cromford Mill Cheese Shop and enjoying the views of the mill yard. All other retail shops will open after 12 April.


Volunteering at Lumsdale

The Lumsdale Valley is cared for by a dedicated team of volunteers. Together they take part in a range of activities from delivering guided tours and fundraising to helping with school visits and conservation tasks on our regular working parties. If you would like to get involved and help to preserve this amazing valley for future generations then contact the Volunteer Manager at the Arkwright Society at volunteering@arkwrightsociety.org.uk or telephone 01629 823256.

Valley Working Parties

Woodland Volunteer Working Groups are held monthly in the Valley.  For more information on exact dates and times of these fun and interesting events please get in touch via the contact details below.  Each event is followed by delicious homemade refreshments (lots of cake!).  We welcome everyone, although we do ask that children are accompanied by a responsible adult.

We are currently not recruiting new volunteers for our working parties as we are organising restricted events due to the current COVID-19 situation, so we can ensure we abide by all government guidance and keep our volunteer team safe. 

If you would like to be part of these fun Working Parties in the future, when we can hopefully resume normal activities then please email the Arkwright Society for more details via volunteering@arkwrightsociety.org.uk, or jan.wilson.1980@talktalk.net

View our Working Party photos