A fantastic evening was had by all at Quizit New Mills first event at The Little Mill, over £300 was raised for Tony Audenshaw's chosen charity Pancreatic cancer UK. Many thanks to Tony for hosting the event, Quizit New Mills for organising the event and everyone who attended and helped support a very worthwhile charity.
We are already looking forward to our next quiz in the new year. ?
Wow, what an utterly amazing evening ? many thanks to everyone who joined us for our firwork display & hog roast. We hope you all enjoyed our event, we
honestly had no idea so many people (over 1,000) would attend, we are overwhelmed. Parking was a struggle but we did everything we could to accommodate as many cars as possible. Our team worked
tirelessly and did a fantastic job serving everybody as quickly as possible ???
Again, many thanks for joining us, from the whole team at The Little Mill ???
A 5 mile circular walk straight from our door.
The pretty hamlet of Rowarth is the start and finish of this moderate walk. There is free car parking in the village and toilets and refreshments at the Little Mill
Inn, five minutes' walk away from the car park. Just out of Rowarth there is a pull uphill from Laneside Farm. A second upward incline leads to Lantern Pike, where there is an opportunity for the
more energetic to climb to the top and rejoin the main route a little further on – the views are even better with the added height.
There are two short stretches on metalled but quiet lanes, but most of the walk is on well-defined paths and bridleways.
The climb up to Cown Edge is not as arduous as it appears from a distance and on reaching the top, it is not immediately obvious that you are on a plateau. Walk across to the far side and a breathtaking view awaits; the ground falls away and the curve of the rocks creates a dramatic landscape. The wind can be quite strong up here as it rushes across the moors, with a tendency to try and blow you off the edge, so if it is particularly windy you would be wise to confine yourself to a quick glimpse of the view and then walk to the left of the trees, omitting Waymark 19 and catching up with the trail at Waymark 22. An easy trail then leads gently down towards Rowarth, mostly on grassy tracks across wide open spaces. The Little Mill awaits with a log fire, hot drinks and a superb bar menu.
This walk starts from the car park at Bowden Bridge in Hayfield, SK22 2LH, where you will see a plaque commemorating the mass trespass of 1932 which started from this spot. Walk up the road towards the reservoir, go through the waterboard gates and when you reach the bottom of the reservoir keep left and follow the cobbled path upwards. when you reach a wooden bridge at the bottom of Williams clough, cross the bridge and follow the path sharp right. Follow this path until you reach a wooden footbridge over the Kinder River just before it enters the reservoir. The bridge was erected as a memorial to Joanna Helen Jennings, who died in 2001 at the age of 22. There is a brass plaque on the reservoir side of the bridge (If time permits it is worth exploring upstream towards Peter Nook Wood and Kinder downfall where there are some fine spots for a picnic by the river) This is a lovely, quiet area well away from the crowds that climb Kinder Scout).
After crossing the bridge a track climbs upwards towards Upper House, picking up a National Trust footpath leading alongside the woods south of the reservoir. From here it joins a narrow tarmac road, then takes a well-defined track through Farlands Booth and Hill Houses back to the starting point. This last section has some fine views of the twin peaks of South Head and Mount Famine.
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Thanks Dean Read