New Mills offers the walker a delightful experience, whatever kind of walk you may be seeking. From short easy walks to day long hikes, or even long distance paths, New Mills has them all.
Built above the sandstone gorge known as The Torrs, which forms the confluence of the Rivers Sett and Goyt, development of the town from the original corn mill to the present day can be traced through from the industrial heritage of coal and cotton up to the modern day and the Torrs Hydro Archimedes Screw is one of the earliest community-owned hydro schemes. The influence of the rivers can be seen in the plethora of bridges that span them, from the small footbridges that allowed workers to make their way to their employment to the renowned and stunning Millennium Walkway which completed the Goyt Way and the Midshires Way long distance path.
The gorge, the rivers, the canal and the surrounding moors and hills allow the walker to experience varied landscapes, helped along their way by approximately 200 footpaths.
Access to New Mills is no problem either. With two railway stations complimented by an array of bus services and sited just off the A6, New Mills is nearer than you might think.
New Mills is rightly proud of being a member of the Walkers are Welcome Network of towns and villages and looks forward to seeing you soon.
The u3a provides lifelong learning for retired and semi-retired people through its many interest groups, which include educational, creative and leisure activities.
New Mills u3a has several walking groups organised by and for our members. These walking groups cover a wide range of walking options from gentle strolls with no stiles and no steep hills through to demanding walks.
Groups meet once a month, with walk locations that vary but they are generally within a fairly local area. For more information about New Mills and District u3a see our website: http://newmillsu3a.org.uk
New Mills Natural History Society
New Mills Natural History Society holds two field meetings in every month of the year, rotating about the days of the week. These can take place locally, but are often in other parts of Derbyshire, or in Cheshire, Staffordshire or Yorkshire. Their objective is to view the flora, fauna, geology and archaeology of the area. The amount of walking involved varies between three and six miles. For more information check out our website: http://www.naturalists-shack.com/new-mills-natural-history-society.html
New Mills & District Ramblers is part of the Ramblers, a national charity working to maintain footpaths, campaign for more access to countryside and encourage people to walk. They also help to monitor footpaths and support better access to countryside. This friendly group is open to members in the High Peak Borough and welcomes visitors from further afield.
The group organises a varied programme of walks in the beautiful Peak District and surrounding areas with a walk virtually most Sundays and shorter walks on some Wednesdays and occasional Saturdays. There is a calendar of social activities, some of which are combined with optional walks. These may include short breaks away or outings to areas such as the Lake District, Wales or Yorkshire.
Walking is a great way to enjoy the countryside, keep fit and make friends! New members are always welcome so to find out more, or to join our walks, please email email@example.com or visit our website www.newmillsramblers.co.uk
For more information about the Ramblers please visit www.ramblers.org.uk
New Mills is a member of the national network of ‘Walkers are Welcome’ towns and villages. Our aims are simple –
- be an attractive destination for walkers with top quality information on local walks
- offer local people and visitors excellent walking opportunities within their areas
- ensure that footpaths and facilities for walkers are maintained, improved and well signposted
- contribute to local tourism plans and regeneration strategies
- promote the health benefits of walking and increase participation
- encourage the use of public transport
For more information about our organisation, about walks in New Mills and more, see our website at http://nmwaw.org.uk or find us on Facebook at : https://www.facebook.com/New-Mills-Walkers-are-Welcome