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...

Read More
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...

Read More
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...

Read More
Sett Valley Cafe – under new ownership
Sep28

Sett Valley Cafe – under new ownership

  Just a brief update to let the world know that this amazing cafe is now under new ownership – check out their specials on the Sett Valley Cafe facebook page...

Read More
Flora and fauna – Mr Mole
Sep03

Flora and fauna – Mr Mole

A walk along the Sett Valley Trail this evening surprised us with this little corker exploring the hardcore. Much as I deplore them in the garden for their under-root explorations, moles are charming little things going about their subterranean lives generally out of sight (though they do surface surprisingly often). Moles live by their sense of touch and smell from their super-sensitive nose and whiskers, with hardly any eyesight at...

Read More
The Firemans House at Torr Vale Mill
Aug02

The Firemans House at Torr Vale Mill

The Fireman’s House is one of three superbly located cottages in converted outbuildings of the Grade II* listed, Torr Vale Mill on the leafy banks of the River Goyt. Back when the mill was in use, the arrival of steam power meant that a fire always had to be kept burning to help power the machinery. Any outbreak of fire at the mill could have had disastrous results, so a fulltime fireman was employed to live on site. His original...

Read More