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Forthcoming events

  • Litterpick 10: 2018 Season - Medical Centre and paths: Our first litter pick on 2018 is based around the Medical Centre and the path from St Georges Road into the Torrs. As ever we provide picks and bags but please bring gloves. We welcome all whatever your experience and this litter pick is suitable for children if supervised. A map is provided - please meet on the car park at the Centre. After the litter pick we hope to enjoy refreshments at the Mason's Arms on High Street. More details.
    Leaders: New Mills Litterpick Party
    Meet: Saturday 20 January 2018, 1:00 pm at New Mills Leisure Centre
    EVENT CANCELLED
  • Upper Derwent, Howden and Derwent Edge: We start by heading north on the east side of the Upper Derwent Reservoir before following the path up Howden Dean to 'Lost Lad' viewpoint. The path continues along Derwent Edge passing 'Cakes of Bread', 'Dovestone Tor', 'Salt Cellar', 'White Tor' and 'Wheel Stones' before descending to Ladybower Reservoir. We finish off with a short walk along the reservoir and through the visitor centre to the layby. The route rises from 230m above sea level to 538m asl. More details.
    Leaders: New Mills Ramblers
    Meet: Sunday 21 January 2018, 9:00 am at Torr Top Car Park
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  • Litterpick 10: 2018 Season - Medical Centre and paths: Our first litter pick on 2018 is based around the Medical Centre and the path from St Georges Road into the Torrs. As ever we provide picks and bags but please bring gloves. We welcome all whatever your experience and this litter pick is suitable for children if supervised. A map is provided - please meet on the car park at the Centre. After the litter pick we hope to enjoy refreshments at the Mason's Arms on High Street. More details.
    Leaders: New Mills Litterpick Party
    Meet: Saturday 27 January 2018, 1:00 pm at New Mills Leisure Centre
  • New Mills Circular: Circular route from New Mills. Probably Millenium walkway, Goyt valley to Gowhole, Over Hill road, Birch Vale, Mellor road, Eaves Knoll Rd and back. More details.
    Leaders: New Mills Ramblers
    Meet: Sunday 28 January 2018, 9:00 am at Torr Top Car Park
    (map )
  • Red Brook & Mill Hill: A moorland walk from Bowden Bridge up Red Brook and then along to Mill Hill. More details.
    Leaders: New Mills Ramblers
    Meet: Sunday 4 February 2018, 9:00 am at Torr Top Car Park
    (map )

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.

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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