Sett Valley Trail

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Sett Valley Trail
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Length 2.5 mi (4 km)
Location Derbyshire
Trailheads Hayfield
New Mills
Use Hiking, 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 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, and an information centre, picnic area, car park and toilets built on the site.[2] The Pennine Bridleway follows the section of the Trail between Hayfield and Birch Vale.[3]

Schematic map of the Sett Valley Trail.

References[edit]

Route map: Google

KML is from Wikidata
  1. ^ Smith, Ian R and 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 produced by 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