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Forthcoming events

  • The Mills of New Mills Guided Walk: Down into the sandstone gorge, along the rivers Goyt and Sett, taking in 8 mills along the way. Steps down and inclines to navigate. Two and a half hours. More details.
    Organised by: Mike Daniels email
    Meet: Thursday 27 June 2024 10:30am at Rock Mill Centre
  • New Mills Co-operative Society Guided Walk: New Mills has been described as a 'Co-op Town'; the walk visits sites associated with the co-operative movement in New Mills. Mainly pavement walking. Two and a half hours. More details.
    Organised by: Mike Daniels email
    Meet: Thursday 25 July 2024 10:30am at Rock Mill Centre
  • The Mills of Newtown Guided Walk: From Rock Mill Centre to the canal and more, then back again. Inclines and steps to navigate learning about 9 mills along the way. Two and a half hours. More details.
    Organised by: Mike Daniels email
    Meet: Thursday 29 August 2024 10:30am at Rock Mill Centre
  • Lost Pubs of New Mills: The Lost Pubs of New Mills - once upon a time there were 36 pubs in the parish. Many of them have been lost. The walk looks at where some of these lost pubs were and the reasons for their loss. About two and a half hours. More details.
    Organised by: Mike Daniels email
    Meet: Thursday 26 September 2024 10:30am at Rock Mill Centre

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 with signed walks and walk guides 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 Active Derbyshire, 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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