Walks booklet – Friends of New Mills Stations

Friends of New Mills Stations, Community Rail Network and High Peak and Hope Valley Community Rail Partnership have published a new booklet of local Circular Walks from New Mills Central Station which you can view, print or download via the links below.

Friends of New Mills Stations want people to visit New Mills by train to explore our wonderful countryside and wildlife, and to enjoy the wonderful shops, cafes, pubs, and other facilities of our friendly community.

This booklet has been created to help you explore all of this. Each of the nine varied walks start and finish at New Mills Central Station. All walks are on rights of way and suitable for most abilities.

After periods of heavy rain parts of the routes may be very muddy and some of the paths are rough, so please dress appropriately, particularly regarding footwear.

Things do change so please tell us at friendsnewmillsstations@gmail.com if you spot any errors or possible improvements for later editions of this booklet. New Mills is served by excellent road and rail services from all over Greater Manchester and South Yorkshire. For railway service timetables please use this link: http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/

For bus services please use this link: https://bustimes.org/localities/new-mills-derbys

If you have the Komoot app, Visit New Mills has these walk maps plus some additional ones so you can follow on the app. Find our Profile here: https://www.komoot.com/visitnewmills

Alternatively for the majority of the walks we have also added a GPX file, which can be downloaded and used by importing on various apps such as Alltrails, OS Maps, Strava, map my walk app and many more.

Alternatively you can collect paper copies of the leaflets from Rock Mill Centre, Rock Mill Lane, New Mills, SK22 3BN

All walks start and finish at New Mills Central Railway Station

 Walk 1  Mousley Bottom, The Fox, Apple Tree Road Distance 5.8 km (3.6 miles) -Time 1.5 to 2 hrs 

Walk 2 Newtown, Moorwood Farm, Hague Bar Distance 6.4 km (4 miles) – Time 1.5 to 2 hrs 

Walk 3 Goyt Way, Furness Vale, Newtown Distance 7.2 km (4.5 miles) -Time 2 to 2.5 hrs 

Walk 4 Sett Valley, Ball Beard Farm, Goyt Valley Distance 7.5 km (4.7 miles) -Time 2 to 2.5 hrs.

Walk 5 Whitle, Rowarth, Lantern Pike and Sett Valley Distance 12.8 km (8 miles) -Time 4 to4.5 hrs

Walk 6 Peak Forest Canal, Strawberry Hill, Fox Inn Distance 11.2 km (7 miles) -Time 3 to 3.5 hrs

Walk 7 Sett Valley, Hayfield, Moor Lodge and Goyt Valley Distance 12 km (7.5 miles) – Time 3.5 to 4 hrs

Walk 8 Lyme Park Distance 12.8 km (8 miles) – Time 3.5 to 4 hrs

Walk 9 Mellor Cross Distance 7.2 km (4.5 miles) – Time 2  to 2.5 hrs 

Thanks to everyone who helped put the walks together, including John Simpson, Jack Warner, Malcolm Booker, Andy Fox, Lesley Robertson and High Peak Ramblers. We have made every effort to ensure that the content of this booklet is accurate.

Friends of New Mills Stations and all those who contributed towards the production of this booklet take no responsibility for any injuries or mishaps occurring while using this booklet. Please ensure that you read the description of the walk before setting out and note that some of the routes involve a number of stiles. Also, it is recommended that you carry a relevant OS map, or have access to the OS App, in case you need to make a diversion at any point. A compass and torch are also useful to carry, just in case. We emphasise once again that appropriate clothing and footwear is required for all walks. Finally, please ensure that you


2 thoughts on “Walks booklet – Friends of New Mills Stations”

  1. Did walk 7 today the information about the walk was spot on and easy to follow we will be calling at the shop to pick up the leaflet and do some of the other walks

    1. Grahame Parsons

      Excellent and many thanks for the feedback. You can also pick up a copy from either of New Mills Newtown or New Mills Central stations – but they do go fast!

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