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Torrs Hydro

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Good idea But.

Walk past this archie thing many times but it does'nt seem to be producing any power which is a... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2018
John S
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Worth a Visit

Came for an explore here while killing time before a train from New Mills, worth a visit to see it... read more

Reviewed 30 June 2018
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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The Torrs Hydro is located on the site of Torr Mill, a textile mill built in 1790 which was destroyed in a fire in 1912. The turbine actually sits in location of the original mill pit, where the water wheel would have been sited. Some of the...more
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Wirksmoor Road | Torrs Riverside Park, New Mills SK22, England
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Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

Walk past this archie thing many times but it does'nt seem to be producing any power which is a big pity because renewable energy is a great idea .How did it power the mills in the old days?

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank John S
Reviewed 30 June 2018

Came for an explore here while killing time before a train from New Mills, worth a visit to see it if you can as there is lots of information on boards telling you about it and the history of the area too. The only downside...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

Visited with my Dad on a day out in the Peak District, he wanted to visit the Hydro after reading recently about it. We parked in Torr Top Street car park walked down Lower Rock Street on to the steep cobbled footpath under the rail...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Sean B
Reviewed 28 April 2018

Walking through the Torrs Gorge, came across the Torrs Hydro project generating electricity for local use using a modern screw, set in a 200 year old working water mill gorge. Old meets new technology. Very interesting.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank 923Dan
Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

Visited the Hydro as part of doing the bridges trail walk... Was unexpected but on getting closer was worth seeing for the engineering alone... It surprised us to see the Hydro was generating 58kw of electricity at the time purely from the flow of the...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

This has to be our favourite walk, the Park Under The Town is awesome, well worth a visit . There are picnic benches and the shops are at the top.of the hill. Walk down towards the railway viaduct and say hello to the Llama.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank StarUKKiwi
Reviewed 20 August 2017

We loved this. It's an inspiring community project. It had been raining when we went and the Hydro was generating 50kw/h - free and green. Enough to power 50+ homes. We liked the fact that they were using the power in the water 100+ years...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank RobinS238
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

Set just off the main road in New Mills, this former wreck has come back to beauty with panache. It can form part of a lovely walk or just be home to a picnic. It's definitely worth a quick visit if you're in the area.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank CitizenErased
Reviewed 27 April 2017

As far as I can see the whole idea of generating electricity from a water powered Archemdes Screw was a failure from the start! It has cost thousands of pounds with shareholder's expecting to get a return but they never will. Surely a better project...More

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank mrsilkyridesagain
Reviewed 13 March 2017

One of the more modern but equally fascinating aspects of the Torrs Riverside Park in New Mills. Just a short well signposted walk from New Mills Central rail station. The Hydro seemed to be generating a constant 37Kw while we were there at the weekend....More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Peter H
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