This is the Torrs’ star tourist attraction: the Millennium Walkway. Its long sweep of shining steel takes us over one of the noisiest of the Goyt’s weirs, at a dizzying height. It’s an inspired way of linking the riverside park with the trains at New Mills Central Station and Torr Vale Mill.
The vast edifice of Torr Vale Mill, just across the river, began life as a water-powered cotton mill in the 1780s. It was converted first to steam, then to electricity and spun its last yarn in 2000.
The oldest section of the building faces us, with its typically Georgian rectangular windows. The former mill race passed through the stone arch just below it, to the right.