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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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  • Ran from the New Mills end to Hayfield end and back. Lovely route gently up hill going out. Also I'm the past my children learnt to cycle there.  more »
  • Really nice trail and not difficult , flat mainly with lovely views on the way.Stopped at a lovely cafe on the way. Cakes were deliciouls .  more »
  • An enjoyable walk from Hayfield to New Mills and across the Millennium Walkway, provided your not averse to being high up over the river Goyt! Worth the effort to see a Heron catching fish. Steep clim...  more »