New Mills Walkers are Welcome
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Forthcoming events

  • Kinder Low: Circular moorland walk from Hayfield to Kindow Low. 10 miles moderate. More details.
    Leaders: New Mills Ramblers
    Meet: Sunday 27 January 2019 9:00am at Torr Top Car Park
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  • Mellor Church and Cown Edge: Circular walk from Mellor Church to Cown Edge taking the high route. 6 miles moderate. More details.
    Leaders: New Mills Ramblers
    Meet: Wednesday 30 January 2019 9:30am at New Mills Co-op
  • Vernon Park Via Chadkirk: From Brabyns Park Marple the walk follows the canal and River Goyt to Stockport Via Chadkirk. Return by bus. 6 miles moderate. More details.
    Leaders: New Mills Ramblers
    Meet: Wednesday 6 February 2019 9:30am at New Mills Co-op
  • Dovedale and Thorpe Cloud: From the car park the route heads down to Dovedale near Milldale, then follows the river to the stepping stones, near Thorpe Cloud, then to Ilam and the Manifold Valley before crossing fields to Hall Dale, eventually crossing the Dove and heading up The Nab back to the starting point. 11.5 miles moderate. More details.
    Leaders: New Mills Ramblers
    Meet: Sunday 10 February 2019 9:00am at Torr Top Car Park
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  • Carl Wark: Circular route including Longshaw Estate, Grindleford, Carl Wark and Surprise Vew. 10 miles moderate. More details.
    Leaders: New Mills Ramblers
    Meet: Sunday 17 February 2019 9:30am at New Mills Co-op

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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.

Footpaths

  • 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

Acknowledgements

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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