Kinder Scout
Mar16

Kinder Scout

Our friend Alan Howarth at Kinder Mountain Rescue has recently been doing some work on analysing the Kinder MRT callout data. Where people walk on Kinder, what the most popular routes are and if possible, where people struggle with their navigation. Having looked around for data he hit on the Strava Global Heatmap. This is an anonymous collection of all Strava users route data, combined to show both the individual routes and where the...

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Walks from the Door latest update
Mar06

Walks from the Door latest update

Things are understandably quiet here at Walks from the Door, so I was delighted to receive a local commission that I could work on over the Christmas break while complying with the restrictions in place at the time.As a local I’m extremely familiar with this area, so I’ve been able to pick three thoroughly tried and tested routes of varying distances from New Mills Golf Club. The course is superbly situated in the hills...

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Blythe House fundraising jog
Dec10

Blythe House fundraising jog

Congratulations on reaching the amazing target of £500.00 for Blythe House Hospicecare. Millers might have thought Christmas came early today, with two socially-distanced groups of New Mills Jolly Joggers donning Santa costumes (and a Xmas pudding) to raise money for Blythe House Hospicecare. The friendly local running group are close to their fundraising target, so if you’d like to get them over the finish line visit their...

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London marathon – 4 October – 10am
Sep29

London marathon – 4 October – 10am

London Marathon – 4 October – 10am One of the highlights of the running calendar and originally scheduled for April, the 2020 London Marathon will take place next weekend on the 4th of October on a closed circuit around St. James’s park in London. With no possibility of a mass participation event this year, both men’s and women’s races will be limited to just 50 athletes each, with respective marathon world record holder’s...

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Running – Fox Cross Four
Apr25

Running – Fox Cross Four

Only a week to go before this years ‘Fox Cross Four’ on Bank Holiday Monday starting 11am. A lovely four mile ‘undulating’ race starting at The Fox in Brookbottom then a lovely country lane route across to Mellor Cross before descending again back to the pub for fine beer and sausage/bacon sandwiches. Race details including on-line entry can be found here...

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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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