New Mills

Derbyshire


Slow Ways linking New Mills and Chapel-en-le-Frith, Hayfield, Hazel Grove, Marple, Poynton, Whaley Bridge

Progress towards triple-checked route options for New Mills’s six Slow Ways: 54%

Drawn: 6/6
reviewed: 6/6
verified: 1/6
and surveyed: 0/6

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Slow Way Route To do
Hazel Grove—New Mills
Haznew one Review me Distance 12km/8mi Ascent 273m Descent 196m
Marple—New Mills
Marpnew one

Review me Distance 9km/6mi Ascent 283m Descent 222m
Marple—New Mills
Marpnew two Verify me Distance 8km/5mi Ascent 187m Descent 137m
Marple—New Mills
Marpnew six Review me Distance 8km/5mi Ascent 244m Descent 191m
New Mills—Chapel-en-le-Frith
Newcha one Review me Distance 10km/6mi Ascent 207m Descent 268m
New Mills—Hayfield
Newhay one Survey me Distance 4km/3mi Ascent - Descent -
New Mills—Whaley Bridge
Newwha one

Review me Distance 5km/3mi Ascent 66m Descent 69m
New Mills—Whaley Bridge
Newwha two Review me Distance 6km/4mi Ascent 184m Descent 186m
New Mills—Whaley Bridge
Newwha three Pioneer me Distance 6km/4mi Ascent 89m Descent 83m
Poynton—New Mills
Poynew one

Double check Distance 0km/0mi Ascent - Descent -
Poynton—New Mills
Poynew two Review me Distance 10km/6mi Ascent 139m Descent 207m

Collective progress

50% of New Mills’s routes are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

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10/11

reviewed

0/11

surveyed

1/11

verified

8 people have contributed to New Mills’s Slow Ways

0 people have pledged to walk and review a route

0 people have surveyed a route in New Mills

72km out of 78km have been walked and reviewed

127km of reviews have been shared in New Mills

Latest Updates

Poynton—New Mills

Lauren G added Poynew two, a new walk from Poynton to New Mills

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I've re-uploaded a copy of this route as Poynew Two (and fixed a couple of things about it). Use that one instead....

Lauren G

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The route only takes in the northern edge of Lyme Park (you will see the payment kiosk, not the house) but you do pass through one gate at the Red Lane end which will be locked at closing time, so please check the National Trust website for the park gate times which change seasonally....

Lauren G

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I had plotted this route but didn't know the New Mills end....

Ken

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The gpx file that downloads is of Lonbig and not Poynew one....

Cristie

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New Mills

Mipra surveyed New Mills

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Unfortunately my review didn't post and I don't remember exactly what it said - but I agree with the previous reviewer, this is a pleasant and easy to follow route, well used by all classes of traffic (bikes, dogs, prams, kids on tricycles, and evidently horses as there were lots of hoofprints). The 358 bus runs Stockport - Hayfield and stops at New Mills, so there's good public transport access if you're doing a one-way walk....

Lauren G

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Out of Chapel the route was broadly easy (though I'd recommend staying on the lane up to Lidgate rather than go over the fields at Hallhill- it's a very quiet road) and the views over Chinley and back towards Kinder are great....

Bshepherd

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A few climbs - most notably the cobbled path down to join the path from New Mills - but otherwise easily navigable with wide gates and a cafe available at Birch Vale....

Bryony

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Pedestrians, keep an ear out for bike bells while you're admiring the excellent views out over the valley, or the pretty canal barges with the daft names....

Lauren G

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New Mills—Hayfield

Ken added Newhay one, a new walk from New Mills to Hayfield

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Obstacles to wheel users include a few flights of stairs (e.g. down to a stream to reach a bridge, or down into Disley railway station) as well as gates, stiles, and muddy paths through pasture. Obstacles: gates, stiles, several flights of stairs (photo 6)...

Lauren G

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Pleasant stroll along the towpath - there are a few steps up to the towpath at New Mills, then there are stairs at the other end of the route at Marple Locks, there's also a snake bridge as the other reviewer noted Being along the canal, the route is flat for most of its length but the land slopes away to your right so there are often good views of countryside....

Lauren G

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Crossing the Peak Forest canal at its junction with the Whaley Bridge arm of the canal (photo 2). The narrow footbridge in Whaley Bridge canal basin (photo 4) I'm not sure of the width of push chairs and mobility scooters.....

nightauk

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New Mills—Whaley Bridge

nightauk added Newwha three, a new walk from New Mills to Whaley Bridge

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Alternatively, for mobility scooter access continue on Waterside Road to just before the bridge (Photo 4) for direct access to the riverside path to New Mills....

nightauk

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This route should be shortened to reduce the percentage of busy roads used and improve access - see photo....

nightauk

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After Marple canal junction (photo 3) there is a beaten earth path (muddy in wet weather) to a snake bridge (photo 4) with cobbled inclines after which the towpath remains on this side of the canal and is virtually flat to New Mills (photos 5 and 6)....

nightauk

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Joins Lakes Road, Marpnew 1, at Oldknow's Mill (photo 2), passes Roman Lakes (photo 3, refreshments in normal times, wide, unsealed road with potholes), under Marple viaduct (photo 4, road narrows, fewer potholes), alongside River Goyt (photo 5, road narrows, becomes sealed, new, permeable path with short stretch of concrete where river floods in rare, extreme, prolonged rain), under railway (short, straight, tunnel), bollard after farm (photo 6), path becomes unsealed, stony with a barrier to cars (photo 7), here right on unsealed road....

nightauk

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A much preferable alternative is to ascend A626 to Peak Forest Canal and follow towpath S to towpath bridge across canal at SJ 96383 88135. A short flight of steps leads from the canal to A6102 directly opposite FP to Bottoms Bridge. The entire section from Peak Forest Canal to Strines Rd and then FP78Marple is not suitable for wheelchair use do to flight of steps and very steep gradient....

Stephen Slater

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Stephen Slater took this photo on Marpnew one

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Slightly longer, pleasant alternatives possible if using a mobility scooter, to avoid steep, rocky climb to Brook Bottom and narrow path to Hague Bar. Second half photos follow....

nightauk

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Marple—New Mills

nightauk added Marpnew six, a new walk from Marple to New Mills

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Marpnew one when leaving Marple Station (or the only accommodation in Marple and Marple Bridge) searches out and follows the Goyt Way slavishly and does not access the off-road route directly1 It goes straight past the Faywood Drive direct, easy access it Lakes Road. Part of the above section of the Goyt Way route used by Marpnew one uses a path muddy in wet weather, a long, steep flight of steps with a bollard barrier to access the footbridge over the railway and a narrow steep descent to Lakes Road.....

nightauk

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Lovely scenery, including New Mills Torrs and distant views of Kinder Scout.some sections of unmade path, potential to be boggy. Some tricky styles and steep steps....

Sally Hunter

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Marple—New Mills

Mark Gould added Marpnew two, a new walk from Marple to New Mills

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New Mills

aer surveyed New Mills

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Hazel Grove—New Mills

Slow Ways added Haznew one, a new walk from Hazel Grove to New Mills

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Marple—New Mills

Slow Ways added Marpnew one, a new walk from Marple to New Mills

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New Mills—Chapel-en-le-Frith

Slow Ways added Newcha one, a new walk from New Mills to Chapel-en-le-Frith

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New Mills—Whaley Bridge

Slow Ways added Newwha one, a new walk from New Mills to Whaley Bridge

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New Mills—Whaley Bridge

Slow Ways added Newwha two, a new walk from New Mills to Whaley Bridge

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Poynton—New Mills

Slow Ways added Poynew one, a new walk from Poynton to New Mills

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New Mills, Tue 31 January

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New Mills’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

SJ9994185403

Lat / Lon

53.36552° / -2.00233°

Easting / Northing

399,942E / 385,404N

Facilities

Users have reported that the following facilities can be found within 1km of New Mills's meeting point

Public toilet

Wheelchair accessible toilet

Supermarket

Restaurant

Accommodation

Accommodation < £50

Campsite

Bothy

Free wifi

Mobility scooter hire

Off-road wheelchair hire

Disabled Parking

Train station

Bus stop

Ferry

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