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Sett Valley Trail

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Address: New Mills to Hayfield, New Mills, England
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A 2.5 mile trail that links New Mills to the village of Hayfield.

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Nice gentle walk

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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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.

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Thank 699louise
Derbyshire
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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 

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Thank Ellen B
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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 

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Buxton, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
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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 

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Tring, England, United Kingdom
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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

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 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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Redditch, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Walked from Hayfield to New Mills. Avery enjoyable east walk with lovely views across the Sett Valley. particularly good as it was easy for people in wheelchairs to travel the whole length.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

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.

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