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Spring 2018: Read our latest newsletter here.

Forthcoming events

  • Dawn Chorus Walk: Now that the spring has finally arrived, the Dawn Chorus in gathering in strength. If you would like to come along to hear it, and have some expert guidance on the birds we can hear, come along to our Dawn Chorus Walk on Saturday 28 April. As daylight hours lengthen the chorus happens earlier each day it does mean an early start, but it is truly worth the effort. The walk will start from New Mills Heritage and Information Centre at 5.00 am, and will take us down into Mousley Bottom. The walk will be led by Patrick Anderson and Joan Potts, local experts on birdsong. As it may be cool and the conditions underfoot muddy, please be prepared. If the weather is very wet and/or windy, we may cancel at short notice. Keep an eye on here for updates.
    Leaders: New Mills Walkers are Welcome email
    Meet: Saturday 28 April 2018, 5:00 am at New Mills Heritage and Information Centre
  • Litterpick 14: Spring Bank and public paths: Following on from the excellent start to our 2018 season, our next litter pick will be based on Spring Bank and the public footpaths that lead down to High Street through what used to be known as Bankside. Picks and bags are supplied but please bring strong footwear and gloves. Meet opposite Meadow Street by the steps that lead up from High Street. More details.
    Leaders: New Mills Litterpick Party
    Meet: Saturday 28 April 2018, 1:00 pm at Meadow Street, New Mills
  • Burbage Edge and Carl Wark: 6 miles moderate. This is a figure of eight moorland walk over Chatsworth Grit Stone, starting from 'Surprise View' carpark via Mother Cap, Over Owler Tor to the hill fort of Carl Wark below Burbage Rocks and back via Higger Tor and Burbage Brook. More details.
    Leaders: New Mills Ramblers
    Meet: Wednesday 2 May 2018, 9:30 am at New Mills Co-op
  • Monyash: 10.5 miles moderate. From Monyash down Lathkill Dale to Conksbury Bridge, turning north through Over Haddon and Sheldon back to Monyash. More details.
    Leaders: New Mills Ramblers
    Meet: Sunday 17 June 2018, 9:00 am at Torr Top Car Park

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.

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Thanks to 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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