New Proposal to Improve Accessibility
Aug13

New Proposal to Improve Accessibility

Pedal Forwards New Mills is a group of residents who believe that active transport (walking, cycling) can make New Mills a better place. The group came into being out of a passion for New Mills, the businesses, the people, the area, and a wish to explore how to better support local businesses and keep the town thriving. They have been looking at the potential to the town of the cycling economy, or two wheel pound, and how improving...

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Flora and fauna – eagles or doves ?
Jul04

Flora and fauna – eagles or doves ?

Eagles or Doves? Aquilegia is a really common and splendid sight at the moment on roadside verges. Originally a wild flower, there are also many cultivated varieties in gardens and many of these have escaped back into the wild leading to a confusing picture! Original wild varieties are deep blue but can also be pink or white. The name possibly derives from the Latin for eagle with the petals supposedly resembling an eagle’s...

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Heritage Centre – now open !
May22

Heritage Centre – now open !

Open : great news that New Mills Heritage Centre has reopened, Tuesday and Thursday 10.30 – 4.00; Wednesday and Friday 10.30 – 1.00....

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New Mills – Walkers are Welcome
Mar25

New Mills – Walkers are Welcome

New Mills Walkers are Welcome are one of the many local groups that make our town so special. Visit New Mills enjoy supporting them both financially through our weekly Quizits and also in promoting their events and successes in making New Mills a focal point for walking – here is their annual report for 2020 Summary of Activities in 2020 After an optimistic planning meeting in February 2020, we were unable to continue with our...

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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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