Sett Valley Trail

A trail for all with breathtaking views of the Dark Peak. 

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. 

At New Mills there is access from the Sett Valley Trail to the dramatic Torrs Riverside Park and to Mousley Bottom via the Millennium Walkway.

You can access the Torrs Riverside Park in New Mills, Mousley Bottom via the Millennium Walkway and New Mills Heritage Centre, via the Torrs.

This is an access for all trail, allowing prams and mobility scooters access from New Mills town centre to Hayfield.

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.

Facilities available

  • Footpath 
  • Bridleway/Horseriding trail 
  • Picnic area 
  • Woodland with public access 
  • Wildlife area 
  • Easy access for all 
  • Cycle path