Monday, 16 January 2012

A jaunt or two

On Saturday my daughter and I went on the train to New Mills in Derbyshire.  It was a gloriously sunny day and the temperature was pretty cold at 4 degrees so was ideal for a good walk.  
Straight down from the railway station is Torrs gorge, with the river Goyt running along the bottom.  There is a footpath alongside the river but until quite recently it stopped when it reached the high retaining wall of the railway and you had to come out of the gorge, walk along the top and go back down further along.   Then the Millenium Walkway was built and opened in 2000.  It's quite an impressive steel structure 175 yards long.

 On the left is Torr Vale Mill which was built in 1788

Further along the river, this weir was created to run a mill 
The mill burnt down in 1912.  On the site is now Torrs Hydro which is the UK's first community owned and funded hydro electric scheme and started operating in 2008.

This is a view from higher up away from the river

We decided to have another day out on Sunday, but I'll tell you about that tomorrow ........


  1. Oh what a great area for walking, the Millennium Walkway over the river looks fab!

  2. Lovely, dramatic, scenery - and I can almost feel the fresh, invigorating air from here!

  3. Lovely - I haven't been to that part of Derbyshire since being a child - it brings back some memories.

  4. Hey Georgia, sounds like a great place for a walk and the Millenium walkway is wonderful.......

    A beautiful day for a walk by the looks of it.

    Claire :}

  5. This looks like a wonderful place to go for a walk. Thanks for sharing.
    Anne xx

  6. What a beautiful place! Lovely place to walk.And I have a aunt from Derbyshire.

  7. Hi Georgia!
    You've some lovely surroundings!
    Looking forward to take another walk soon then! ;-)

  8. I love New Mills and the Millenium Walk as well as the ruins of the old factories near the hydro plant. I bet the view from the train was wonderful:)

  9. I really enjoyed our walk in new mills a few years ago. When we were there they were working on the hydro electric things and we keep saying we'll go back now it's all finished but we never go! We enjoyed watching fish jumping up that weir under the millenium walkway!