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Forthcoming events

  • Grindleford to Eyam Circular: From Grindleford station we follow the Derwent to Leadmill Bridge, ascend to Hazelford and then along the High Brook valley to Stoke Ford. After the valley we cross Eyam Moor and make our way to Eyam. On the return journey we follow the high level path to Stoney Middleton and then follow the Derwent via Froggart back to Grindleford. More details.
    Leaders: New Mills Ramblers
    Meet: Sunday 25 February 2018, 9:00 am at Torr Top Car Park
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  • Cobden Edge and Cown Edge: 10 miles moderate. A low level walk over Cobden Edge, Matley Moor and Cown Edge from Brabyns Park, Marple. More details.
    Leaders: New Mills Ramblers
    Meet: Sunday 4 March 2018, 9:00 am at Torr Top Car Park
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  • Upper Derwent, Howden and Derwent Edge: 11 miles moderate. From the layby we head north on the east side of the Upper Derwent Reservoir before following the path up Howden Dean to 'Lost Lad' viewpoint. The path continues along Derwent Edge passing 'Cakes of Bread', 'Dovestone Tor', 'Salt Cellar', 'White Tor' and 'Wheel Stones' before descending to Ladybower Reservoir. We finish with a short walk along the reservoir and through the visitor centre to the layby. Overall rising from 230m above sea level to 538m asl. More details.
    Leaders: New Mills Ramblers
    Meet: Sunday 11 March 2018, 9:00 am at Torr Top Car Park
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Battery manufacturer VARTA has produced a useful "Wanderer's Guide" to winter safety on the hills. Download it here.

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 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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