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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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  • August 20, 2017
    We very much enjoyed our, 5 mile round trip, family (children 9 and 12) walk from New Hills to Hayfield and back. It was an easy, leisurely walk with a gradual uphill walk most of the way to Hayfield,...  more »
  • August 7, 2017
    When I was a lad, (nearly seventy years ago), I used to fish the river Sett and, further upstream, the river Kinder. In those days these two rivers were full of small wild brown trout. It was wonderfu...  more »
  • August 4, 2017
    Visited here for an hour or so to stroll amongst the trees and peace and quiet. Easy walk and good for those less mobile. Cafe at the end of the part of the trail we finished. Limited indoor seating b...  more »

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