Local Attractions

Torrs Hydroelectric Scheme - Archimedes screw

Local hydroelectric scheme near the old mills. Uses a Archimedes screw to harness the water power.

New Mills Heritage and information centre

Includes small museum

Chestnut Centre Conservation & Wildlife Park

Europe’s largest gathering of otters, 16 species of owls and other indigenous wildlife all in their natural surroundings including, buzzards, pine martens, polecats, foxes, Scottish wildcats and deer.

Whaley Bridge

5 Miles from Will Hey Farm is Whaley Bridge - the gateway to the Goyt Valley. Also the Peak Forest Canal ends here at the basin

Pennine Bridleway

The first purpose-built long distance bridleway for horse riders, mountain bikers and walkers.


The cultural capital of The High Peak. Attractions include:

The Opera House, The largest unsupported dome in the country, Thermal baths, Farmers market (monthly)


Stockport has many local attractions:

Bramall Hall, Stockport Art Gallery, Staircase House, Stockport’s historic ‘wedding cake’ Town Hall, Vernon Park Museum, Chadkirk Chapel, Hat Works, Stockport Air Raid Shelters, Stockport Story Museum

Lyme Park

National Trust - House and Gardens

A Tudor house transformed into a huge Italianate palace in the 18th century

Tranquil Victorian garden, with roses, reflection lake and sunken parterre

Vast mediaeval deer park, moorland and woodland estate to explore

Famous scene in Pride & Prejudice (1995)

Adventure playground and lots of children’s events throughout the year


Blue John Caves

Peveril Castle