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Forthcoming events

  • Buxton to Shining Tor: 10 miles moderate. Circular route from Bishop's Lane to Beet Wood and Goyt Valley; Erwood Hall to Pym Chair and Shining Tor. Return via Burbage Edge. More details.
    Leaders: New Mills Ramblers
    Meet: Sunday 25 March 2018, 9:00 am at Torr Top Car Park
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  • White Nancy from Rainow: 6 miles moderate. Starting from the "Robin Hood" pub in Rainow (on B5470) this is a circular walk to Bollington and up to White Nancy before returning to Rainow. More details.
    Leaders: New Mills Ramblers
    Meet: Wednesday 18 April 2018, 9:30 am at New Mills Co-op
  • 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 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
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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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