New Mills & District Ramblers
The Millennium Walkway at New Mills
The Walkway completes the missing link of the Midshires Way
Welcome to the New Mills and District Website
The New Mills group has been in existence for over 40 years. We are one of almost 500 groups across
the country that is part of The Ramblers, a charitable organisation of 100,000+ members, whose goal it is to promote the enjoyment and benefits of walking and to protect
and enhance where we walk.
Walking may help you to stay healthy, live longer and keep happy. Walking regularly may reduce the risk of illness and can help
manage and recover from a range of medical conditions. it is a low impact exercise that most of us can participate in and enjoy.
The High Peak, adjoining Greater
Manchester and Cheshire, is a wonderful area for walking. It includes the Dark Peak, with Kinder Scout which is the highest point in England south of the Yorkshire
Dales and the White Peak with its interesting limestone scenery. Our walks programme ranges across this area with trips further afield to North Wales, the South
Pennines , and other places within reach of a day trip. Social events include meals out and short breaks away in Spring and Autumn.
We usually meet in New Mills,
from where we car share to the start of the walk. At week ends the meeting point is Torr Top Car Park and mid week it is the Co-op Car Park. You do not need to be a car
owner to join our walks! For certain walks there may also be an option to travel by public transport to the start point.
Our Wednesday walks are around 6 Miles
long and there are occasional Saturday walks. There are walks virtually every Sunday and these are usually 9 miles plus.
We warmly welcome new members and
also members from other Ramblers groups who have found our walks on this website or through the national Ramblers website. If you are a newcomer, the leader will
ensure that you are introduced to the other members on that day's walk.
If you are new to walking you are welcome to try us out - just turn up! You can contact
the walk leader for information about any specific walk if you are concerned about whether you are fit enough for it, or you may contact a member of the committee
about our walks more generally. You will need to be adequately equipped with appropriate footwear and clothing,
waterproofs, food and drink, plus a rucksack to
carry them. There's no need to spend a fortune on these initially. Our more experienced walkers will be happy to provide further guidance on
equipment should you need it.
To contact us by e-mail click here
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