Traditionally this usually a short walk followed by a long Christmas lunch. We started from the Torrs River car park in Hague Bar, New Mills and made the short decent to the river valley below. From here we continued along the path by the Goyt looking forward to making the crossing by the Millenium Bridge.Unfortunately on arrival we found the bridge closed and had to make a detour up the hill and into New Mills so we could only view the spectacular bridge from the road above. Eventually we found our way back down to the river where we stopped in the gorge for coffee.
The ramble then continued along the river until we met the bridge across and the pathway to the Peak Forest Canal. We then walked along the canal to Hague Bar and returned to the car park. A distance of 4.5 miles.
The important part of the day followed when we retired to the Pack Horse Inn, New Mills to enjoy an excellent three course Christmas lunch complete with Christmas Pudding and crackers.
|Ramblers at the start|
|Millenium Bridge Torrs River Canyon|
|Time for coffee|
|Railway viaduct New Mills|
|Along the river bank|
|Marina Peak Forest Canal|
|Pack Horse for Christmas Lunch|