The Torrs, a beautiful canyon created by the melting of ice at the end of the last Ice Age, stands astride New Mills. At lowest point, the gorge is 100 feet (30 metres) deep. Here, the Sett and the Goyt rivers converge. You may take a 51-step trail down from the Rock Mill Centre on Rock Mill Lane(behind the bus station) to see the numerous natural and man-made elements of the Torrs. In addition to the Millennium Walkway, weirs, bridges, railway and towering rock walls, there are also trees, birds and a community hydro project.
The route focuses on the Torrs’ industrial history. However, keep an eye out for wildlife and take in the natural woodland’s tranquil environment as a contrast to the crowded town area directly above.
For those with a smartphone or tablet, a QR code at each point provides a link to a webpage with trail information.
Below the website that has an interactive map that may be clicked on and followed.