The Sett Valley Trail is a 2.5 mile recreational trail for walkers, cyclists and horse riders linking New Mills and Hayfield.
It follows a former railway line through outstanding countryside and forms part of the Pennine Bridleway National Trail between Hayfield and Birch Vale. Along parts of the trail there are some Nature Reserves and play grounds too.
This is an access for all trail, allowing prams and mobility scooters access from New Mills town centre to Hayfield. Most Motorised Mobility scooters can tackle it all – the only difficult section is Lower Rock Street beside the Torr Top Car Park in New Mills – it is cobbled and quite steep.
The Derbyshire Countryside Rangers at the Hayfield car park end of the Sett Valley Trail have a special heavy duty scooter that can be hired Telephone no 01663 746222. The 3 mile trail is good for children to cycle along, but do be aware it does cross a couple of roads, via gates at Church Lane, High Hill Road and at Spinnerbottom in Birch Vale.
The trail is unsuitable for horse riders or cyclists west of St George’s Road, New Mills.
New Mills town council manage some adjacent sections of this route and can be contacted on 01663 743434.
Leaflet download :discover-sett-valley.pdf