Retro train – 11 July from New Mills Central to Carlisle
Apr24

Retro train – 11 July from New Mills Central to Carlisle

All aboard the New Mills 150 Special – taking you via the scenic Cumbrian Coast to the border city of Carlisle on Saturday 11th July. Details of how to book are here This very special tour, which is being run in conjunction with Visit New Mills and the Friends of New Mills and Marple stations is celebrating the 150th anniversary of the two stations. The train will serve both New Mills and Marple , before proceeding to Hyde...

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Flora and fauna – Ouzels
Apr21

Flora and fauna – Ouzels

In my book there are wild creatures, and there are WILD creatures. The former include bluetits, rabbits, robins, blackbirds and so on…the sort we see every day, but the latter, they are the ones that haven’t seen much of humankind. They spend most of their lives in wild, sometimes desolate places and scarper at the slightest disturbance. Fieldfares and redwings, our winter-visiting thrushes, curlews, wheatears and other birds of the...

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New Mills Carnival #Carnival15
Apr11

New Mills Carnival #Carnival15

With just two months to go before #Carnival15 plans are well under way for the big day. The past two years have seen a fantastic resurrection in New Mills Carnival with a combination of hard work by a fantastic committee, closer collaboration with other New Mills groups, great support and backing by New Mills Council, businesses and traders and most of all the way everyone in New Mills and beyond embraces New Mills Carnival weekend....

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Flora and fauna
Mar31

Flora and fauna

Webs of intrigue? I was reading recently about spiders webs and in particular the silk that they’re made from.   Most of us know of its strength, stronger than the equivalent steel thread (so they say) but what I certainly didn’t know was how it actually soaked up heat. I assume this speeds up the death of trapped insects…taking away their body heat. It isn’t the whole web that has these properties though, just the central loop...

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Beer, beer, we want more beer
Mar28

Beer, beer, we want more beer

With pubs in New Mills reopening and being refurbished it’s no surprise to hear of a brewery opening up in town. Torrside Brewing is being set up by a team of three experienced local homebrewers. Chris Clough, Peter Sidwell and Nick Wright who have all been homebrewing for years, even picking up an award or two along the way. They are now looking to scale things up and share their brewing obsession with quality beer with New...

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Running New Mills
Mar23

Running New Mills

‘Handy for the Hills’ has long been a phrase synonymous with New Mills and has long been an attraction for those that go running in the hills around New Mills. We are spoilt for choice with routes up past The Fox Inn at Brookbottom towards Mellor Cross, up and around Lantern Pike towards Rowarth or up Laneside or past The Grouse Pub towards Big Stone and beyond to the wilds of the Kinder Plateau – if hills...

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