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Sett Valley Trail

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Address: New Mills to Hayfield, New Mills, England

A 2.5 mile trail that links New Mills to the village of Hayfield.

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Lovely cycle route

Nicely stone surfaced route to New Mills from Hayfield. New Mills has lots of old arches and railway architecture. Fairly litter free and good for walkers and runners too. As it... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Newbury, United Kingdom
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Newbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Nicely stone surfaced route to New Mills from Hayfield. New Mills has lots of old arches and railway architecture. Fairly litter free and good for walkers and runners too. As it was a railway it is fairly flat

Thank wrightjw1
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

As an old railway track it's a nice gentle way of warming up (starting at New Mills in our case) before the rigours of the ascent of Kinder.

Thank Mapeda
New Mills, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

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.

Thank Triingharder
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26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017

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 .

Thank PattiNottinghamshire
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

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 climb up to the rail station. Would have taken train back to Hayfield but our walk was unfortunately on a Sunday; limited service. New Mills... More 

Thank bigcol2014
Stockport, England
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224 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 331 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

The trail starts of a little dull at the New Mills end to be honest and also a little hilly. After a while though the scenery improves and the area around Birch Vale reservoir is stunning. The trail ends in the beautiful village of Hayfield at a large carpark and bus stop. The visitor centre was closed when we visited... More 

Thank Peter H
Norwich, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Stayed in Hayfield and walked to New Mills using the Sett Valley Trail. It's 2.5 miles each way. Not too muddy but boots would be recommended. There's a cafe half way in Birch Vale however, it's only open Wed - Sun. Lovely walk, lovely views of Kinder, Birch Vale reservoir etc Quite flat (used to be a railway line) Recommended

1 Thank Benjijackson
High Peak
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62 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017

This trail is great for those who want to have a reasonable walk without the hills. From Hayfield into New Mills it is somewhere between 3-3.5 miles long. Very pleasant walk and some lovely views.

Thank Pauline C
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 January 2017

Great place for a walk with the children and dogs. Just needed plenty of water to keep cool in the warm weather. Nice scenery to enjoy during a leisurely stroll.

Thank 699louise
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017

Living local to this area it's a lovely place to walk, especially the little nature reserve The only thing that spoils it is the piles of plastic dog poop filled bags left behind by dog walkers!!! What's the point of picking up the dog mess to then dump the bag on the trail? You will pass bins at some point,... More 

Thank Ellen B

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