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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Flora and fauna – Bird Cherry
May18

Flora and fauna – Bird Cherry

The midpoint of the Sett Valley trail is a perfect place to stop and savour the delights of the beautiful Bird  Cherry tree. A tree that loves to grow near water, there are several dotted around here in the wet woodland  and by the stream bank.  A particularly lovely one lies in the field by the public footpath leading up to Hayfield Road. At the moment...

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Flora and fauna – Wood anemone
May09

Flora and fauna – Wood anemone

This time of year the wood anemone is popping up all over New Mills. It’s thought to be a sure sign of ancient woodlands and also the Romans picked the first flowers of the season to ward off fevers The flowers come in shades of white, pink and purple and large swathes of them can be seen around Goytside...

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Flora and fauna : mining bees
Apr24

Flora and fauna : mining bees

Spring has well and truly sprung here in New Mills with the surrounding fields and hedgerows now blossoming. This along with the excellent weather recently has brought out some very busy bees. There is no mistaking the tawny mining bee: a honeybee-sized ginger species with a thick orange coat and a black face. They feast on shrubs ranging from willow, hawthorn and blackthorn (varieties we have planted in our recent tree...

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New cafe – opening late Summer
Apr01

New cafe – opening late Summer

Over the last year New Mills has seen an unparalleled increase in the use of footpaths and bridleways in the area, the most popular being the route to the top of Lantern Pike. In response to this, after weeks of discussion and debate with HPBC, the planning application has been approved for a restaurant/cafe just below the summit. (See artists impression) The restaurant, to be called ‘Heather Slopes’ will give panoramic views of the...

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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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