Things To Do

The Little Mill Inn is a traditional country pub is in the heart of the Peak District, close to Hayfield, Kinder Scout and The Pennine Way.

Let’s show you around a world of contrasting natural beauty, with moors and dales, rivers, and caverns, there are loads of things to do in the Peak District National Park and Derbyshire.

A grand day out, only a 5 mile walk from the pub
A 2 mile walk from the pub you will reach Lantern Pike
Kinder Summit Trig point is at 2086 ft
Pub dogs Poppy & Charlie love a good walk
Edale valley, start of the Pennine Way
A windy day at Kinder Downfall

Walking & Cycling Routes

Here are a selection of walks either from the pub 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.

New Mills History Tour - 1 Mile

A short walk of discovery and interesting history.

Short Rowarth Loop - 3 MILES

A steady 3 mile loop by the river and then on to the moors, it will get muddy.

Kinder Reservoir - 5 MILES

A circular walk around Kinder reservoir, with stunning views. Follow the famous Snake Path before gently climbing up to the heather moors surrounding Kinder and then looping around the reservoir.

Rowarth Loop - 5 mile

Walk up to Lantern Pike and be rewarded with views over Manchester, Cheshire, Yorkshire and Kinder Scout.

Castles & Caverns - 6.5 miles

An exhilarating 6.5 mile walk with the option to extend to 8 miles. lt includes one of the best ridge walks (The Great Ridge) in the country, with superb views of the Edale and Hope Valleys and the edge of Kinder Scout.

Kinder - 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.

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.

Cycling Routes

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.

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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