Trail for outdoor exercise

A brand new outdoor fitness equipment facility is being officially opened on August 3 for the benefit of the people of New Mills.

This has been made possible after local county councillor Beth Atkins successfully applied for a £30,000 Government Community Priorities grant.

The equipment will be situated at Ollersett Fields and will provide free outdoor exercise for local residents.

“Two fitness or trim trails, one for children and one for adults, are being installed,” said Cllr Atkins. “The assault-course style equipment provides adventurous play for children, allows adults to improve their fitness levels and serious athletes can build it into their training regimes.


“It is free to users and I hope clubs and schools can also benefit from it.”

Cllr Atkins, working through Ollersett United Community Hub – a local community group – applied for the grant, and the Hub is working in co-ordination with Derbyshire county and New Mills Town councils.

The grant has also helped New Mills Junior Football Club, fund vital drainage work.

Ollersett United Community Hub are launching the trim-trails on National Play Day, August 3 – combining it with their annual Play Day.

Various activities and sports action are planned for people of all ages – starting with the official launch at 11 am on the Ollersett Fields.