'Established in 1975 with the aim of preserving our local footpaths by walking them, we are forty years old and have a membership of around 150 people ...'
'The walking available from the town centre is excellent and varies from short easy walks to challenging day-long hikes. The renowned and stunning Millennium Walkway within the Torrs Gorge can be accessed by footpaths from several places in the town, and the walkway links directly to 2 local nature reserves, and the Sett Valley Trail, as well as providing a vital link to the Goyt Way ... The 14-mile Trespass Trail (a circular walk starting in New Mills) was devised as part of the 75th anniversary celebrations of the Kinder Scout Mass Trespass.'
'The Touchstones illustrate Air, Water, Earth and Fire. The stones are situated on a five-mile walk around the edges of the village. A central Touchstone combines all four elements. A celtic symbol is present on all the touchstones to signify the millennium.'
'Extends from the River Wye and Pavilion Gardens in Buxton to the confluence of the River Dane with the River Wheelock at Middlewich - a measured distance 40.6 miles. After the first 3 miles of climbing the rest of the route is generally downhill.' Note that Discover Cheshire no longer seem to provide access to a description of the full route via their Website.
A walker's guide to the Dane Valley Way : a walk from Buxton to Middlewich following the River Dane as closely as present paths allow (South and East Cheshire Area of the Ramblers' Association, 1999) [The Chronicle Series] | Dane Valley Way [GPS Cycle & Walking Routes]
'What makes Derwent Edge particularly special for me are the rocky tors that are sprinkled along the route. These weathered gritstone outcrops form all manner of wonderful shapes, with equally colourful names - Salt Cellar, Cakes of Bread and Wheelstones. It is difficult and even unfair to select favourites, but the walk along Derwent Edge is truly wonderful. It's a good long walk and high enough that you can feel the air and space around you ...'
'Stretching from Ladybower Reservoir in the north to Shardlow in the south, the walk through the valley offers varied scenery and a way-marked route. Passing through the Peak District National Park via Chatsworth Park and the breath taking scenery around the Derbyshire dales and Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site, the riverside path continues to Journey's End where the Derwent flows into the River Trent.'
National Heritage Corridor [Derwent Valley Trust]
A new challenge event: 'There will be two routes of 24.5 and 13 miles, to be completed in 10 hours from the Burbage Institute, Buxton (SK044729).' Latest Date 9 October 2016.
'Officially opened in 2012 following a project by a group of residents to celebrate the area's rich heritage. The trail, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and other local contributions, provides an opportunity for everyone who lives in or visits the area to enjoy its historical and environmental diversity ... You can follow one of four colour-coded trails, and along each you'll find a number of information boards that describe the characteristics of the area you're in.'
Hadfield & Padfield Heritage Trail Group
'Walks from the Buxton Line ... Walks from the Glossop Line ... Walks from the Hope Valley Line ... The Six Stations Walk'
'The PLACES OF INTEREST section is an extensive guide to any visitor wishing to explore what our wonderful area has to offer. You'll find superb walks, printable maps, guides and information about our gorgeous area.' Details of about two dozen Walks.
'Encircles Kinder Scout and will provide an iconic new long-distance and challenging riding route in the centre of the country. It draws on existing bridleways, the Pennine Bridleway and the Trans-Pennine Trail to establish a 55 mile circular route through dramatic scenery.'
'The MoorLIFE Project produced a series of downloadable audio guides for use as self-guided walking tours across some of the stunning areas which have benefited from conservation works under the project. Each trail consists of a series of MP3 tracks, a route map showing the stopping points for each trail. Photos accompany each trail, and the tracks can be played on a pc or laptop, offering a virtual tour to these moorlands, their history and the work we have carried out under the MoorLIFE project.'
'New Mills has an extensive conservation area which has contributed to preserving and enhancing the architectural heritage and character of the town's public buildings, shops, and houses.'
'268 miles of chasing the Pennine Mountain tops along the rugged backbone of England, from the Peak District through the Yorkshire Dales and over Hadrian's Wall to the Cheviots. Amongst the finest upland walking in England.'
'Walk round Buxton passing through many of the woodlands which surround the town. This guide also describes links to the walk from the town centre and from Poole's Cavern Visitor Centre; using these links, the route can be completed as three shorter circular walks, each of about 3-4 miles/5-6km.'
'The 1932 Mass Trespass on Kinder Scout has been described as the most significant event in the century-old battle for the Right to Roam on Britain’s mountains and moorlands, now enshrined in law under the 2000 Countryside and Rights of Way Act ... Now you can follow in the footsteps of the trespassers by walking the Trespass Trail, a 14-mile walk starting and finishing at New Mills, where there are rail connections from Manchester and Sheffield.'
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