Hayfield is a village and civil parish in the Borough of High Peak in Derbyshire.

Hayfield from the northwest

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Hayfield is an attractive stone-built village on the River Sett. It lies close to Kinder Scout, a moorland plateau that includes the highest point in Derbyshire (636m). Hill-walking, fell-running and mountain-biking are probably the most popular activities for visitors.

Hayfield is surrounded by the Peak District National Park and was the site of the Mass Trespass of Kinder Scout in 1932, a key moment in the history of rights of way in the United Kingdom.

Hayfield was the filming location for many of the village scenes in the BBC TV series The Village (other scenes were filmed in or near Edale, Glossop and Chapel-en-le-Frith).

Nearest railway stations (accessible by bus or taxi):

  • New Mills Central (3 miles): trains from Manchester Piccadilly (c.30 mins) and Sheffield (c.55 mins)
  • New Mills Newtown (3 miles): trains from Manchester Piccadilly and Buxton (c.26 mins)
  • Glossop (7 miles): trains from Manchester Piccadilly (c.33 mins)

Via M67/A57/A624 or M60/A6/A6015 from Manchester and the west; A57/A624 from the east; A6/A624 from the south. There is a large pay-and-display car park on the site of the former railway station (Station Road), close to the village centre; follow brown tourist signs for Sett Valley Trail. Parking in the village centre is limited. For walks to the east of the village, follow signs to the campsite and park at or near Bowden Bridge Car Park (20 spaces; £3.50 per day as of 2013). Free parking is often available along the roadside near the car park, but there is no parking beyond the car park.

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