Torrs Riverside Park and Millennium Way
This special park in New Mills takes you through a beautiful river gorge with a fabulous 160 metre long walkway elevated over the water. From the walkway you can enjoy the rushing water below with waterfalls, weirs and interesting industrial buildings. The site is also home to the Torrs Hydro, a micro hydroelectric scheme which makes enough electricity to supply 70 homes. The park is located in the town centre and can be easily reached from New Mills Central train station.
If you would like to extend your walking in New Mills then you could continue along the Goyt Way. The route runs along the River Goyt and the Peak Forest Canal to the nearby Whaley Bridge. Also nearby is the wonderful Lyme Park with miles of cycling and walking trails set in a beautiful deer park.
PostcodeSK22 3BN - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
Torrs Riverside Park and Millennium Way Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Torrs Riverside Park and Millennium Way Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Torrs Riverside Park and Millennium Way OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Torrs Riverside Park and Millennium Way Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
Next to the park and the river you will find the conveniently located Rock Tavern. They have a good menu and a sunny garden area if the weather is fine. You can find them at Wirksmoor Road with a postcode of SK22 3HJ. They are also dog friendly if you have your canine friend with you.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
Just to the north of the park there's the climb to the Mellor Cross to try. The religous cross marks the site where Methodist John Wesley preached during the 18th century. There are fine views from the elevated position of the site.
On the eastern side of New Mills you can pick up the popular Sett Valley Trail. The shared cycling and walking trail runs along a disused railway line to Hayfield. On the way there's bluebell woods, a small reservoir and a delightful little cafe to stop off at.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Peak District Walks page.