New Mills Newtown
Set in an area of dramatic natural beauty in the High Peak lies New Mills ‘the town with the big heart’. New Mills stands above a rocky gorge known as The Torrs, where the river Sett meets the river Goyt to the east of New Mills Newtown station.
The Newtown area of New Mills and its railway station grew up around the success of the mill factories and the Peak Forest Canal.
Train journeys to New Mills Newtown station take around 35 minutes from Manchester Piccadilly and 25 minutes from Buxton and are operated by Northern Trains Ltd. Find up to date ticket and timetable information here.
Bus stops on Albion Road serve Newtown railway station and are located near the car park entrance.
Information about bus services at New Mills can be found by calling Traveline on 0871 200 22 33 or visiting their website: www.traveline.info
Details of local taxi firms can be found on the Onward Travel posters displayed at the station.
Close to the station is Swizzels Matlow Sweet Factory and beyond it New Mills Theatre, Torr Vale Mill and the Millennium Walkway in the Torrs Riverside Park. From there you can walk up to the vibrant town centre or continue onto the Sett Valley Trail, an accessible route following the old railway line to Hayfield.
Find a selection of Walks around New Mills and information on access routes to the Torrs on this downloadable leaflet here
Newtown station is close to the Peak Forest canal, accessed from Victoria Street. You can walk along the towpath from New Mills Marina towards the flight of 16 locks at Marple or to Furness Vale Marina and on to the industrial heritage area at Bugsworth Basin near Whaley Bridge. You can catch a train from Marple, Furness Vale or Whaley Bridge to get back to where you started.
For more information about what to see and do in New Mills, see the Visit New Mills website here.
Friends of New Mills Stations
Friends of New Mills Stations have reformed following Covid and are gathering momentum. The group take care of both the town’s stations and work closely with other New Mills community groups to raise awareness of their work and promote train travel.
They have links with the Visit New Mills team, Incredible Edible New Mills, Walkers Are Welcome and New Mills Arts Festival, enabling them to be truly embedded in the local community.
Keep up with the group’s activity on facebook @Friends of New Mills Stations