Walks Leaflets – Walkers are Welcome

New Mills Walkers are Welcome is an enthusiastic group dedicated to showcasing the charm and natural beauty of New Mills, often referred to as a hidden gem. Nestled above the breath-taking Torrs Gorge, New Mills boasts a rich history dating back to the 14th century, when it was established around a corn mill owned by the Duchy of Lancaster.

Today, visitors can explore a variety of walks ranging from leisurely strolls to challenging hikes, with highlights including the renowned Millennium Walkway and the Trespass Trail, commemorating the Kinder Scout Mass Trespass. The town’s industrial heritage is evident in its historic cotton mills, while innovative techniques like John Potts’ textile printing revolutionized the industry. Visitors can delve deeper into local history at the welcoming New Mills Heritage Centre Museum, which also provides information on walks and local attractions.  New Mills Walkers are Welcome offers a series of informative leaflets detailing various walks around the area, inviting visitors to immerse themselves in the town’s captivating landscapes and heritage. 

You can collect paper copies of the leaflets from Rock Mill Centre, Rock Mill Lane, New Mills, SK22 3BN or from High Street Books, 6 High Street, New Mills.

  1. Goytside Meadows (1¾ miles) – an easy ramble to a local nature reserve
  2. Lantern Pike from Rowarth (5 miles) – climb to a local viewpoint
  3. Edith Nesbit Literary Trail (9½ miles) – explore the landscapes that inspired The Railway Children
  4. A secular walk round the Churches of New Mills (past and present)– discover New Mills’ places of worship, past and present 
  5. Parish Boundary Walk (18 miles) – a challenging walk that can be split into shorter sections using public transport
  6. Access to The Torrs Riverside Park – including guidance for those of restricted mobility
  7. Rail Ale Trail (6 miles) – a station-to-station walk around the licensed premises of New Mills
  8. The Mills of Newtown (1½ miles) – a short walk to look at the sites of mills now in New Mills that were formerly in Cheshire
  9. The Mills of New Mills (2¼ miles) – a stroll around the mills of New Mills as it was when the River Goyt was the county boundary 

Four of the walks are on one combined leaflet downloadable below:

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.  

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