Stargaze at Wirksworth’s StarDisc

This incredible one of a kind installation is its own modern stone henge, designed by Aidan Shingler and carved into black granite! The star chart reflects the night sky of the northern hemisphere, showing the different constellations and illuminated by solar-powered lights at night. Offering panoramic views over the surrounding area and breathtaking stargazing opportunities, this celestial amphitheatre is the perfect place to visit if you’re looking to spend your evening in quiet contemplation, and a must-see for any budding astronomers out there.

Where can I find unique free activities in the Peak District?

The StarDisc just outside of Wirksworth is a fantastic little hidden gem just outside the Peak District National park, with amazing views of the surrounding area and night sky. Why not come a stargaze at this truly magical spot dedicated to expanding our knowledge of the universe?

StarDisc has hosted productions of plays, music performances and even yoga practices! You can even take a guided walk up to the StarDisc with its creator and hear all about its history and vision. It’s also just a short walk from Wirksworth, a thriving little market town with no shortage of shops, cafes and places to stay – why not spend the day exploring there before you head up the hill to see the stars?

  • Accessible via a path through Stoney wood
  • Open to visitors 24 hours a day all year round



Stoney Wood
Central England and the Midlands
Email: [email protected]

Add this activity to your list

Click 'Stack' - to bookmark things you would like to do


Be one of the first to add a review!

Please register or log in

Your email will never be passed on to anyone else and helps us validate reviews - many thanks!

Things to do nearby

1 mile

Caving in Derbyshire

Have you ever wanted to explore some caves? with Outdoor Activities Derbyshire you can do just that! Caving in Derbyshire is an excellent all-year-round outdoor adventurous activity. Whatever the weather there is a cave to suit ...
1 mile

Craft Workshops in the Peak District

Learn to mosaic, weave, make jewellery, or even bind books with Zantium Studios near Wirksworth! You can choose a course that suits you, whether you’re a beginner looking to try something new for a day, or ...
2 miles

Climbing, Canoeing, Caving and more with Acclimbatize in the Peak District

If you’re looking for an outdoor adventure in the Peak District, but you’re not sure where to start, we have the perfect activity for your stack… At Acclimbatize, make the most of your time in the ...
2 miles

Rock Climbing in The Peak District

Ready to climb some of the most iconic and striking rocks in the world? The dramatic landscape of the Peak District lends itself well to adventurous spirits and scaling its cliff sides is the perfect way ...
2 miles

Theme Park near the Peak District

Enjoy adrenaline-fueled adventures all with spectacular views thanks to the impressive hillside setting. Climb high above the Crows Nest Quest or take a ride on the log flume, 300ft above Derwent Valley, That’s not all that ...
3 miles

Heights of Abraham Park in Derbyshire

Are you looking for something fun to do in Derbyshire? How about a trip down to the Heights of Abraham Park, set in 60 acres of woodland! The park has an abundance of fun activities for ...
4 miles

Crich Tramway Village in Derbyshire

Take a step back in time and experience the brilliant Crich Village Tramway. With beautiful restored trams to take you around the village even the travelling is part of the experience. With lots of exhibits, buildings, ...
4 miles

The Great British Car Journey

Featuring over 100 carefully selected Classic Cars ranging over the past 100 years this fabulous collection of automobiles is perfect for anyone looking for a bit of nostalgia to when British cars ruled the roads. With ...
5 miles

Kayaking in the Peak District

Have you ever wanted to go kayaking but never had the chance? Kayaking is one of the best ways to experience the great outdoors. Feel at one with the water as you navigate a distance of ...
5 miles

Canoeing in Derbyshire

Are you looking for a new outdoor activity to do with your family in Derbyshire Peak District ? How about canoeing take on the daring waters whilst seeing the scenery from all around, Peaks and paddles ...
8 miles

Outdoor Activities Centre in The Peak District

Dukes Barn is a an outdoor activities centre with a primary focus on making children the outdoors accessible to children with special needs. They describe themselves as an outdoor classroom where people can learn to overcome ...
9 miles

Introductory Caving Course in the Peak District

Discover the subterranean world beneath the peak district and get to grips with caving with Dolomite Training! This introductory caving course will take you through the basics of caving, what equipment you need and how to ...