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Sett Valley Trail

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Sett Valley Trail
Length2.5 mi (4.0 km)
New Mills
UseHiking, Mountain Biking, Horse Riding

The Sett Valley Trail is a 2.5-mile (4.0 km) cycle- and bridleway in Derbyshire, England, linking the village of Hayfield and the town of New Mills (via Birch Vale, Thornsett and Ollersett). It runs along the lower valley of the River Sett and follows the trackbed of a former branch railway line from New Mills Central to Hayfield, which opened in 1868 and closed in 1970.[1] The line was purchased from British Rail by Derbyshire County Council in 1973. The station buildings at Hayfield were demolished in 1975; an information centre, picnic area, car park and toilets have now been built on the site.[2] The Pennine Bridleway[3] and Peak District Boundary Walk[4] follow the section of the trail between Hayfield and Birch Vale.

Schematic map of the Sett Valley Trail.


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  1. ^ Smith, Ian R; Fox, G K (2003). Manchester London Road to Hayfield: Scenes from The Past 45. Ian Allan Publishing. ISBN 1-870119-73-8.
  2. ^ Sett Valley Trail (leaflet). Derbyshire County Council Environmental Services Department.
  3. ^ Viccars, Sue (2004). National Trail Guide: Pennine Bridleway – Derbyshire to the South Pennines. London: Aurum Press. ISBN 1-85410-957-X.
  4. ^ McCloy, Andrew (2017). Peak District Boundary Walk: 190 Miles Around the Edge of the National Park. Friends of the Peak District. ISBN 978-1909461536.

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