New Mills Walkers are Welcome
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Forthcoming events

  • Bleaklow from Torside: Torside Clough, Bleaklow Head, Near Black Clough, returning along the Pennine Bridleway. 11 miles strenuous. More details.
    Leaders: New Mills Ramblers
    Meet: Sunday 24 March 2019 9:00am at Torr Top Car Park
  • Walk Leader Seminar: Mike Daniels hosts an event for people interested in leading walks. This is for anyone who is interested. If you have previous experience please come along to share your knowledge. If you are new to walk leading or would like to help at one of our organised walks then come along to learn about what walk leaders need to know to keep people safe on their walks. Or if you just like walking you are welcome. More details.
    Leaders: New Mills Walkers are Welcome email
    Meet: Friday 29 March 2019 7:30pm at Spring Bank Arts
  • A Ladder Hill Circuit: The route includes Eccles Pike, Taxal, Fernilee, White Hall, and Combs. 12 miles moderate. More details.
    Leaders: New Mills Ramblers
    Meet: Sunday 31 March 2019 9:00am at Torr Top Car Park
  • Litter Pick 20: Chapel Yard Path, Trail and Church Rd: This will be the organised pick for New Mills Spring Clean. We will be meeting at New Mills Leisure Centre, which is a central location. Depending on turnout we will be doing the Sett Valley Trail, Church Road and path path the football club, Chapel Yard path. If enough of us, we will also include Meal Street and Dyehouse Lane. Picks, gloves and bags provided but please wear strong boots and long sleeves. Everyone welcome and we are flexible if you can’t make the 2 hours. Don’t forget as there is also a participate prize draw. Help keep New Mills beautiful and Love where you live. More details.
    Leaders: New Mills Litterpick Party
    Meet: Saturday 6 April 2019 1:00pm at New Mills Leisure Centre

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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.


  • 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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