Distance 18 miles – Time – approx. 10-12 hours

Explore the picturesque countryside surrounding New Mills with this walking guide. Begin your journey by tracing the historic parish boundaries, taking in charming farmsteads, woodland paths, and tranquil riverside trails.

Discover the remnants of ancient buildings and enjoy the natural beauty of the Peak District landscape. Pass by Strines Station, believed to have inspired scenes in Edith Nesbit’s “The Railway Children,” and explore Broadhurstedge Plantation managed by the Derbyshire Wildlife Trust.

Follow the winding paths through Mousley Bottom Nature Reserve and stroll along the scenic Torrs Millennium Walkway before returning to the town centre of New Mills.

Experience the rich history and breath-taking scenery of the area on this rewarding circular route, suitable for a challenging day hike or divided into shorter sections for a more leisurely exploration.

Refreshment options along the route include:

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

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