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Forthcoming events

  • Bollington Walking Festival: Bollington’s 9th Walking Festival (22nd–30th September) has a great programme of walks and social events. This year they have planned around 40 walks to cover all abilities and age ranges. More details.
    Leaders: Bollington Walkers are Welcome
    Meet: Saturday 22 September 2018 at Various
  • Monsal and Millers Dale: From Monsal Head we make our way to Priestcliffe via Monsal Dale, Brushfield and High Dale. Next, we descend to the Monsal Trail and Millers Dale and then head for the northern end of Tideswell Dale. The final stage of the walk is down Tideswell Dale to Litton Mill and then along the Balcony Path that runs parallel to, and above the Monsal Trail, and then up to Monsal Head. 10.5 miles. More details.
    Leaders: New Mills Ramblers
    Meet: Sunday 30 September 2018 9:00am at Torr Top Car Park
  • Wetton Mill and Manifold Way: From Wetton Mill Car Park we walk along Hoo Brook to Hillsdale and on to Butterton - Warslow returning via the Manifold Way. 5.5 miles. More details.
    Leaders: New Mills Ramblers
    Meet: Wednesday 3 October 2018 9:30am at New Mills Co-op

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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