Walks around New Mills
Local walks in and around New Mills
The Heritage Centre is conveniently located by the side of the path leading down into the Torrs gorge. This path links with other paths leading into and out of the gorge, so enabling walkers to approach this interesting locality from various directions.
(l) The Torrs Industrial Trail describes the industrial history of the Torrs and what there is to see.
(2) The Sett Valley Trail is an easy 3-mile walk from New Mills to Hayfield along the track of the old railway. There is a bus station at each end with a regular service between.
(3) The Goyt Way is a long distance walk from Whaley Bridge to Compstall, passing through the Torrs.
Some of the volunteers at the centre have been doing walks in the local area starting from the Heritage Centre, they have made notes as they go to make the walks a bit easier to navigate. These walks can be found on the document archive page listed as local walks, we hope that you find these useful and hard copies can be purchased from the Heritage Centre for a small fee of 20p to cover printing costs - dont forget to call in at the centre to look round our museum which tells the story of New Mills and have a well earned rest in the cafe where we usually have displays by local artists
A small booklet containing 9 local history walks by derek Brumhead is also available to buy in the shop for £2.95