New Mills Walkers are Welcome
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Forthcoming events

  • One World Festival: If you missed the Carnival you can come and see us at our stall from 12.00 onwards. More details.
    Meet: Saturday 2 July 2022 12:00pm at High Lea Park
  • Parish Boundary Walk: Join walk leader Jon Cohen for the 18-mile walk around the New Mills parish boundary, or walk one of the four sections of the path. Stout shoes, clothing suitable for the weather conditions and food and drink are essential. More details.
    Meet: Saturday 9 July 2022 9:00am at Various
  • Loop to Rowarth: A Thursday circular walk from Hayfield to Rowarth. 4.5 miles. 2.5 hours. Start time to be confirmed. More details.
    Meet: Thursday 21 July 2022 at Hayfield bus station
  • Kinder's Trig Points: A Sunday 7.5 hour demanding walk from Hayfield to Kinder's Trig Points. 15.5 miles / 27km Ascent 4220’/1286m Start time to be confirmed. More details.
    Meet: Sunday 21 August 2022 at Hayfield bus station

Our aims and objectives

  • be an attractive destination for walkers with top-quality information on local walks
  • offer local people and visitors excellent walking opportunities within the parish
  • ensure that footpaths and facilities for walkers are maintained, improved and well signposted

Benefits to tourism

  • attract more people to visit New Mills to enjoy local walks.
  • achieve economic benefit for local shops, B&Bs, hotels, pubs, cafés, restaurants, etc. through increased footfall.
  • strengthen the town’s reputation as a walking destination when signed walks and walk guides are available.
  • promote local visitor attractions.
  • complement town’s economic generation/tourism plans and strategies.
  • demonstrate that walkers will be given a warm welcome by the local community.


  • ensure that public footpaths remain open and maintained for the benefit of local people and visitors.
  • promote effective liaison arrangements with local councils and agencies responsible for footpaths. Members provide a focus for cooperation.
  • help to create new footpaths and walking groups.
  • encourage preparation of local walking guides and signage.
  • promote the health benefits of walking and being in the countryside.
  • give local people and visitors the opportunity to learn about the culture, history and biodiversity of New Mills and surrounding countryside.

Our Constitution


Thanks to Active Derbyshire, White Van Man, New Mills Town Council, High Peak Borough Council, Visit New Mills and all supporting traders and residents for their help in making New Mills the first town in the High Peak to achieve Walkers are Welcome status.

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