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 ........