Flora and fauna – signs of Spring
Mar22

Flora and fauna – signs of Spring

Flora and fauna : Signs of Spring Well Spring is hanging round the corner and everything’s on the point of happening. We had a wander along the canal across from Swizzels last weekend and hiding behind The Hub (that pink building) were a few patches of lemon yellow coltsfoot. A sure sign of things to come. Coltsfoot is the first of the ‘dandelion-like’ flowers to poke their heads up each year.  What an evocative, old-world name...

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Shield Tree Wood
Jul07

Shield Tree Wood

Shield Tree Wood is a Viking themed Forest School and outdoor woodland at Thornsett Fields Farm, New Mills on the edge of the Derbyshire Peak District. They are passionate about getting children and adults back outside where they are happiest. At Shield Tree Wood they use exploration, den building, woodland crafts, tool use, campfire cooking, woodland games and story-telling to support the emotional development of our learners....

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A summer of Bushcraft
Jun17

A summer of Bushcraft

Over the summer we once again have several Bushcraft sessions happening in New Mills courtesy of Buck Stone Bushcraft Each session will cost £5, and will cover nature awareness, tracking, carving, foraging, mindfulness, meditation, journaling and natural health and well being. You will do some group exercises and some solo activities, as well as going on walks, using tools, making small fires and drinking wild teas. A willingness to...

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Incredible Edible – good enough to eat
Jun04

Incredible Edible – good enough to eat

You can’t beat fresh herbs to compliment a good meal, so it’s great to have access to a ready supply of free fresh herbs popping up around New Mills courtesy of Incredible Edible Their recent accomplishments include a recent sprinkling of TLC at Torr Top making the planters and wall spaces look fantastic –  we now have chives, marjoram, sage, mint, oregano, sorrel, parsley, fennel, rosemary and even wild strawberries...

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OPEN : New Mills Millennium Walkway
May08

OPEN : New Mills Millennium Walkway

Update – as of 31 May the Millennium Walkway is now reopened Overnight on 2 May the New Mills Millennium Walkway was damaged at the west end with 7 of the side cables being cut This left DCC with no alternative but to close the walkway whilst the damage is properly surveyed and repairs carries out. Initial surveys were due to be carried out today (Tuesday 8 May) and the repair is marked as urgent. As soon as we have a reopening...

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Ten and counting
Apr24

Ten and counting

Torrs Hydro is set to celebrate 10 years of community-owned renewable energy generation in New Mills next Saturday, 28th April 2018, with its Annual General Meeting and Presentation followed by an Open Day for anyone interested to attend. This year’s presentation will focus on the growth of interest in community shares as a means of raising capital for community projects. Guest speaker, Alice Wharton, Community Shares Unit Programme...

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