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Sett Valley Trail and Moorland Road dog walk, Derbyshire

Some pub opening times and dog rules are still changing. Please check your chosen pub is able to welcome you before making plans.


Sett Valley Trail / Pennine Way, 3.8 mile walk. Parts of this walk are steep, both upwards and down. In addition, the well trodden path has areas of shifting shingle with some deep gullies. Not for the novice walker. Walking boots required. No water for dogs on this walk so please go prepared. As a small part of this walk is at altitude, no cloud cover means it will be hot for our fur covered friends.


GPS coords for car park: 53.3790, -1.9477  If you want to eat or drink before walking, try The Kinder Lodge Pub on junction A6015 / A624, it's dog friendly. Next door is the Marmalade Coffee shop which has outside seating for dog owners. Free public toilet on the car park. The only litter bins are here. Remember, this is the countryside not a theme park and so all rubbish must be carried back here / taken home. In addition, Hayfield main village is a hop, skip and a jump across the A624 bypass. It offers a variety of eateries. Please be safe and cross using either the underpass or pedestrian lights. 2021 Parking Fees; Cars and motorcycles 2 hours - £1.60 4 hours - £3 all day - £4.80 annual season ticket - £80

Pub or Cafe Address

10 New Mills Road, Hayfield, High Peak SK22 2JG


Open 7 days. For seasonal opening hours and food service times please check their website.

Menu Style

For full menu information, allergens, specials, prices and reservations please check their website.

Dog Rules

Well behaved dogs welcome indoors at The Kinder Lodge. Dog-friendly B&B rooms.



Exit the car park via the five bar gate on the opposite side of the car park from where you drove in.  It is a flat scenic walk along the Sett Valley Trail, part of the Penine Way, for roughly one mile,

Just past Birch Vale Reservoir (on the right), is a footpath cross roads with sign post.  Take the narrow path on the left, signed to Chinley four miles via Moorland Road.  Please remember to close this gate behind you (too many walkers leave safty gates open).

At the top of the path is the A6015 at Birch Vale.  Moorland Road is directly opposite.  It is unmistakable.  An unmade,  private, virticle road, do not be put off by this.

Keep going up hill until your path is blocked by a wooden gate and fence.  Pass through the gate onto the moor.  Sheep graze here and so dogs must be kept on a lead.

Walk straight ahead.  It is grassy underfoot but there are ruts in the path caused by farm vehicles and bicycles.  Keep the Derbyshire dry stone wall on your left.  Enjoy the spectacular panaramic views.

Where the wall sweeps around the corner to the left, follow it left.  The down hill walk here can be unpredictable underfoot so take care.  The first gate takes you off the moor and into a small cops of trees.  The second gate is to the rear of farm buildings with an old mill on the right.  This mill ruin is a public acess and makes a good backdrop for photos.

Follow the path to the left of the farm building, it passes across the front of the farm house and out of the five bar gate.  The footpath then crosses two fields with views out toward Hayfield Village.

After the second field, at the style turn right onto a concrete covered private road going down hill.  The path from the style to the lane is rough so take care, especially  if wet.  Follow this lane onto Ridge Top Lane, Hayfield.  

You will come out oppiste The Kinder Lodge, Marmalade Coffee Shop and Station Road Car Park.  Congratulations, you have completed a 3.8 mile walk.

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Edited: 17th March 2023. The details of this listing may have changed, and though the Driving with Dogs team do our best to confirm the accuracy of every listing, we cannot guarantee that the details are fully up to date and accurate. If you know that any aspect of this listing is incorrect, please suggest an edit to let us know.