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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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Worth the walk even on very wet day

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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214 reviews
60 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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

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High Peak
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55 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
5 of 5 bubbles 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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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

Ideal for dog walkers or families on bikes, tricycles or scooters. Many dogs walked off lead so not good for anyone with dog phobias. Also, this is open to horse riders so not good with anyone not into horses. During mild weekends and bank holidays the trail does get busy and some adult bike riders do not always show consideration... More 

Thank Liz G
Buxton, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

I live around here so I often do parts of this walk. To think that they wanted to build a six lane carriageway from Whaley Bridge to Hazel Grove, which would have destroyed what is a very interesting and varied walk. Lots of natural beauty and wildlife. Industrial heritage in the Torrs, as well as a working Archimedes screw which... More 

Thank CFC1899
Tring, England, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

Walked from Hayfield to New Mills. It says it's 2.5 miles, but I think it's more! Lovely easy walking, gorgeous views and amazing surprise views at the end at New Mills

Thank Hazel K
Manchester, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

We often walk down here with our 17 month old daughter, the trail is clean, well kept & very pretty. The woodland trail is a nice touch & the Trail Tales overlooking Birch Vale Reservoir are lovely to hear. We walked along the trail to The Sycamore Inn for lunch one Sunday & walked back again. It's a busy trail... More 

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