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Local Attractions

The heart of the Peak District national park, Kinder Scout is the highest gritstone peak in the Peak District reaching 2087 feet. Once a private grouse moor, Kinder Scout is now open to all thanks to the famous Mass Trespass of 1932.

The Old Post Office - Around Us

The Peak District is famous for walking and many quality local walks can be taken right from the door step. The most famous local walk being Kinder Scout but that is only the start.

With the “Sett Valley Trail” (reaching from Hayfield to New Mills) within a few hundred yards, bike rides are also a big favour with visitors.

Even if your stay is to be more sedentary our aim is to make your stay as comfortable and as memorable as possible.


Once the centre of village life The Old Post Office in Birch Vale is now a peaceful retreat.

Peak District & Kinder Scout

Many years have passed since the steam trains of old travelled between New Mills and Hayfield. Today the trail is enjoyed by walkers and bike riders alike.

Take a look around the following website:

for more information.

Sett Valley Trail

With it’s idyllic English village charm, Hayfield is well worth a visit whether it be to enjoy a pint watching the cricket, a stroll round the quaint streets or an afternoons walk down to Kinder Reservoir.

New Mills is steeped in history and the Heritage Centre is well worth a visit. The Torrs Riverside Park is an area of stunning natural beauty set an a dramatic gorge below the town.

Hayfield & New Mills

This video is from the brilliant website.

Please take the time to browse as there is so much on offer in the wonderful Peak District!