Parks and Playgrounds
Parks and Play Grounds
High Lee Park is the main, biggest and best park in New Mills, surrounded by mature woodland, with beautifully maintained grounds and a wide range of fantastic play equipment for all ages, including adult exercise equipment.
There is a grassed area and a rough football pitch up the hill behind High Lee Hall, which is the home of High Peak Community Arts. Easy to find and very near to the bus station and New Mills Central train station, there’s limited parking in High Lee Park but plenty of town centre parking nearby. There is a wooded area to walk through, with a small pond and beyond the wood is New Mills Community Orchard. Wildflower meadows, fruit trees, picnic tables, regular events and nice views across the valley. This year will be the 25th year of the One World Festival, held in the park in early July. The park is also the home of the annual New Mills Town Council bonfire and firework display in November.
Near the lower entrance of the High Lee Park there is the quiet area of the Garden of Remembrance with its World War Two Memorial and the Memorial Plaque remembering the service men and women of the armed and civilian services who have been killed since 1945 – very special, as it is one of very few such memorials in the country.
Newtown Rec – Accessible from the end of Wirksmoor Road or opposite Swizzels. The Rec has a BMX/mountain bike trail and skate board equipment, football pitch and some other play equipment. Some weekend football matches and training take place here.
Ollersett Fields – Home of the Junior Football Club with a car park for matches. Grassed pitches. The area can be accessed from Watburn Road, which is off High Hill Road, and from Ollerstt Avenue or from the Sett Valley Trail. There is a popular wooden children’s Adventure Trim Trail and also an adult wooden Fitness Trail.
New Street/Marsh Lane (behind Church Road) – football pitch and play area
Beard Crescent – play ground
Derby Road – small play equipment
Lee Street/Aldersgate – small grassed playground
Whitle Road/behind Mellor Road – small play ground
Yates Road – small play ground
Chapel Street/Redmoor Lane – small playground
Pingot Road – grassy area
Spinnerbottom – small play area
Birchvale – playground grassed area