Walking & Cycling routes 

Here are a selection of walks either from our door of close by, check out historic New Mills and The Torrs or follow the 1932 mass Kinder Trespass route which led to the creation of our national parks.


Rowarth 5 mile loop
Walk up to Lantern Pike and be rewarded with views over Manchester, Cheshire and Kinder Scout.
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Kinder loop - 9 miles
A splendid hill-walk retracing the route of the famous
mass trespass onto Kinder Scout. Heading up William
Clough, the Pennine Way is followed along the plateau
edge, passing the dramatic Kinder Downfall and visiting
Kinder Low before returning by an old pack-horse route.
Kinder loop.pdf
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New Mills boundary walk - 18 miles
The full walk of about 18 miles is challenging, and includes long ascents and descents, a variety of stiles, mud and some very wet conditions. If you are planning to go, please wear stout footwear.
You can do all or part of the walk, by leaving or joining at one of the stages near a bus stop. There is also an option to start the walk at Rowarth and join the boundary walk for about 4 miles starting at and returning to the Little Mill.
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A 1 mile history tour of New mills
A short walk of discovery and interesting history
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Cycling or Walking

Hayfield Highs - 17 miles
A tough 17 mile mountain bike route around Hayfield, Chinley & Rowarth that includes sections on the Pennine Bridleway, with stunning views, steep ascents and nerve jangling downhills, mostly off road.
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The Rowarth Route - 17 miles
This mountain bike route of 17.6 miles, which starts in Hayfield, circles then goes through the village of Rowarth a few miles to the North West. The trails are split between the grit stone of the Dark Peak and limestone towards the Goyt Valley. This produces a ride with some nice variety as well as some great descents.
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This is a great resource for information on Kinder and the Peak District. https://peakroutes.com/


My aim with PeakRoutes.com is to get out as much as possible and bring back lots of pictures, videos and audio for you all to enjoy. The whole angle of the site is basically to report on where I go, what I see, what I do and how it made me feel. So this site is to be an account of my adventures in the Peak District, with the odd post about walking in other areas of the UK thrown in too.

I am just a regular guy, with a regular job who loves getting out there and exploring. I like to stray off the beaten path, I like to tread areas that are a little more off the radar. I would like to say this now, I am by no means an expert so you won’t find any preaching here…. Put simply… I love the Peak District and I want to spread the word as much as possible through my adventures.

Let us show you around a world of contrasting natural beauty, with moors and dales, rivers, springs and caverns and at the heart of it all, there are loads of things to do in the Peak District National Park and Derbyshire.

Click on the image above to go to the website for more info.

More to follow, if you have any routes that may be of interest please send them through to me by email thelittlemillinn@gmail.com

Thanks & enjoy !