New Mills Heritage and Information Centre

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New Mills lies on the north-western fringe of the Peak District, about 8 miles east of Stockport, UK.

The Heritage and Information Centre is conveniently located near the Central Railway Station (on the Manchester to Sheffield line), adjacent to the Bus Station. Newtown Station (on the Manchester to Buxton line) is three quarters of a mile away.

The Centre is on the track leading down into the 'Torrs', a dramatic gorge above which the town perches. The Torrs - 'the Park under the Town' - provides access to an area of spectacular natural beauty which includes mills and the ruined foundations of mills and weirs lying in the bottom of the gorges, attracted to the site at the end of the eighteenth century by the water power potential.

The Torrs path links with the Sett Valley Trail along the old railway track to Hayfield and the Goyt Way, a long distance route linking the Manchester conurbation with the Goyt Valley and the Peak District National Park.

The Centre offers a selction of light refreshments, local tourist information, trail guides, walking books and maps, local history publications, gifts and souvenirs.

Opposite the gate into the Centre is the viewing platform and from here you can look down on the Millennium Walkway.

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Opening hours

Tuesday - Friday 10.30am - 4pm
Saturday, Sunday & Bank Holidays 10.30am - 4pm (4.30pm summer)

Admission charges


Collection details

Natural Sciences, Science and Technology, Social History

New Mills Heritage and Information Centre
Rock Mill Lane
New Mills
High Peak
SK22 3BN



01663 746904

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