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Hayfield

Derbyshire


Slow Ways linking Hayfield and Chapel-en-le-Frith, Edale, Glossop, Marple, New Mills

England / Derbyshire / Hayfield

Hayfield’s five Slow Ways are 65% checked

Drawn: 5/5
reviewed: 3/5
verified: 3/5
and surveyed: 2/5

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Walk to Hayfield from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Glossop—Hayfield
Glohay one

Survey me Distance 9km/5mi Ascent - Descent -
Hayfield—Chapel-en-le-Frith
Haycha one Pioneer me Distance 9km/6mi Ascent 360m Descent 327m
Hayfield—Edale
Hayeda one Enjoy me Distance 11km/7mi Ascent - Descent -
Marple—Hayfield
Marphay one Pioneer me Distance 10km/6mi Ascent 337m Descent 252m
New Mills—Hayfield
Newhay one Enjoy me Distance 4km/3mi Ascent - Descent -

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Collective progress

65% of Hayfield’s five route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

5/5

drawn

3/5

reviewed

2/5

surveyed

3/5

verified

6 people have contributed to Hayfield’s Slow Ways

2 people have pledged to walk and review a route

2 people have surveyed a route in Hayfield

24km out of 43km have been walked and reviewed

76km of reviews have been shared in Hayfield

Latest Updates

Marple—Hayfield

Hugh Hudson added Marphay one, a new walk from Marple to Hayfield

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Hayfield—Chapel-en-le-Frith

Hugh Hudson added Haycha one, a new walk from Hayfield to Chapel-en-le-Frith

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Hugh Hudson surveyed Newhay one

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Hugh Hudson surveyed Hayeda one

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Hugh Hudson took this photo on Hayeda one

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Leaving Hayfield, we cross the car park to find the start of the Sett Valley Trail, which we follow most of the way into New Mills, apart from the road junction on Station Road in Birch Vale, where the main track goes down right of the road but we take a shortcut footpath crossing the road higher up....

Hugh Hudson

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The permissive route west from Edale station means that an easier route is available as far as Upper Booth, but that is the only thing on this one I might be tempted to change if I were designing it. Leaving Edale station, we follow / lead the crowds up into Edale then along the well signed Pennine Way route which climbs then descends into Upper Booth....

Hugh Hudson

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I had plotted this route but didn't know the New Mills end....

Ken

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Going east to west care is needed after Edale Cross to leave the bridleway onto the footpath....

Ken

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As others have said, there are stiles and gates so some detours would be needed to make it mule-accessible (sounds weird, but a there was a request on Insta for feedback on this!)....

KatyP

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As the previous reviewer indicated it does have steep climbs and descents. It also has many stiles and narrow gates. But is mostly along paths and byways across some beautiful countryside....

Tim Ryan

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From Hayfield, you ascend along rocky woodland tracks which are often narrow and can be steep in places, then the middle section is gently undulating before a sharp descent into Glossop....

Lauren G

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Unfortunately my review didn't post and I don't remember exactly what it said - but I agree with the previous reviewer, this is a pleasant and easy to follow route, well used by all classes of traffic (bikes, dogs, prams, kids on tricycles, and evidently horses as there were lots of hoofprints). The 358 bus runs Stockport - Hayfield and stops at New Mills, so there's good public transport access if you're doing a one-way walk....

Lauren G

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If you have a decent pair of boots and you can manage a stiff climb, rough moorland paths and a fair few stiles this is well worth the effort - but it's not one to be taken lightly. Then it passes into farmland as the climb begins, and you cross a series of sheep fields using stiles - some of them are pretty high, and the gates are locked, so it was fine with a terrier but would be tricky with a larger dog....

Bryony

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A few climbs - most notably the cobbled path down to join the path from New Mills - but otherwise easily navigable with wide gates and a cafe available at Birch Vale....

Bryony

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Hayfield—Edale

Ken added Hayeda one, a new walk from Hayfield to Edale

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Glossop—Hayfield

Ken added Glohay one, a new walk from Glossop to Hayfield

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New Mills—Hayfield

Ken added Newhay one, a new walk from New Mills to Hayfield

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Hayfield, Wed 28 February

Light rain

Hayfield’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

SK036869

Lat / Lon

53.37916° / -1.94732°

Easting / Northing

403,602E / 386,925N

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