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Sett Valley Trail, New Mills

Categories: Hiking Trails, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
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4.6/5 based on 55+ reviews on the web
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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  • 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. 
  • We started on this trail from Hayfield intending to divert to one of the recommended trails on our information sheet - tourist office closed so had to get an info map from the Hotel. Very pleasant wal...  read more »
  • I am fortunate enough to live in New Mills and the Sett Valley is only a 2 minute walk from my house. I take FULL advantage of this; regularly walking my dog along the trail. It's beautiful, peaceful ...  read more »
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