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Sett Valley Trail, New Mills
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The Sett Valley Trail is a 2.5mi cycle- and bridleway in Derbyshire, England, linking the village of Hayfield and the town of New Mills (via Birch Vale and Ollersett). It runs along the lower valley of the River Sett and follows the trackbed of a former branch railway line from to, which opened in 1868 and closed in 1970. The line was purchased from British Rail by Derbyshire County Council in 1973. The station buildings at Hayfield were demolished in 1975, and an information centre, picnic area, car park and toilets built on the site. The Pennine Bridleway follows the section of the Trail between Hayfield and Birch Vale.
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  • We often walk down here with our 17 month old daughter, the trail is clean, well kept & very pretty. The woodland trail is a nice touch & the Trail Tales overlooking Birch Vale Reservoir are lovely to...  more »
  • Walked from Hayfield to New Mills. Avery enjoyable east walk with lovely views across the Sett Valley. particularly good as it was easy for people in wheelchairs to travel the whole length. 
  • Lovely place to walk, very scenic, mostly level with a bit of incline. Some other places off the path to explore. Lovely place to take photos.