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Sett Valley Trail

New Mills to Hayfield, New Mills, England
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Pretty, easy walk offering beautiful countryside views

We very much enjoyed our, 5 mile round trip, family (children 9 and 12) walk from New Hills to... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Robin S
Enfield, England, United Kingdom
Trout fishing on the river Sett.

When I was a lad, (nearly seventy years ago), I used to fish the river Sett and, further upstream... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lancashire, United Kingdom
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A 2.5 mile trail that links New Mills to the village of Hayfield.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good36%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“old railway” (8 reviews)
“valley trail” (8 reviews)
“lovely walk” (14 reviews)
New Mills to Hayfield, New Mills, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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, with the obvious down hill return....More

Thank Robin S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 wonderful sport, and very hard to come by,...More

Thank john_s552064
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 but outdoor to the front. Look...More

Thank L T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a little walk along here when stayed in the area, plesant walk with good paths, the gravely type.

Thank Paul G
Reviewed 9 July 2017

An old ralway line, now part of the major cycle network. Gentle gradients, pleasant views, you have to cross a few roads. Both ends lead you directly into the centres of Hayfield and New Mills, both of which are worth spending time in.

Thank David N
Reviewed 8 June 2017

The Sett Valley Trail is a 2.5-mile cycle- and bridleway in Derbyshire, England, linking the village of Hayfield and the town of New Mills. The Sett Valley Trail is two and half miles in length and used for recreational purposes by walkers, cyclists and horse...More

1  Thank johnretroreload
Reviewed 29 May 2017

Great walk to bring your dog on, with dog friendly bars and eateries at both ends of the path. Plenty of benches and little parks along the way in case you want to sit down or play ball.

1  Thank tom r
Reviewed 22 May 2017

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

2  Thank wrightjw1
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.

1  Thank Mapeda
Reviewed 12 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.

1  Thank Triingharder
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Matt M
24 February 2017|
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Response from Ellen B | Reviewed this property |
Starts at the swimming pool in New Mills and Ends at Hayfield bus station (in a nut shell)