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Situated at the foot of the Kinder Scout, Hayfield is renowned for its annual Country Show and Sheepdog trials. You will find a range of shops as well as a popular art gallery and gift shop and the Sett Valley Trail links Hayfield to New Mills.

The first written record of Hayfield is to be found in the Doomsday Book when it was called 'Hedfeld' and was a natural clearing in the vast forest at the foot of the Kinder Scout, the highest point in the Peak District (2088ft) and the southern most point of the Pennine Chain. Hayfield became a mill village from the 17th century onwards and is famous as the birth place and childhood home of Arthur Lowe (Captain Mainwaring in Classic 'Dad's Army') whose home is marked by a blue plaque; home of Pat Phoneix (Elsie Tanner in Cornation Street); and home of Tony Warren who created the series Coronation Street reputedly inside the Lantern Pike Inn in Little Hayfield). In addition, the Mass Trespass of Kinder in 1932 started in the village. This mass trespass and the treatment of the walkers who wanted access to the Countyside was a key incident in the movement to open up the countryside for walkers and lead directly to the establishment of National Parks. Today, the village is a popular destination for walkers, day and staying visitors to the Peak District. The village is renowned for its high quality gourmet public houses (which also offer accommodation), self catering rural accommodation, quality camp site and has a range of shops including chemist, post office, hairdressers, grocers, greengrocers, as well as a popular art gallery and gift shop. Hayfield is renowned for its annual Country Show and Sheepdog trials held each September and also has a popular well dressing and annual carnival.

The Sett Valley Trail is a flat 2 mile greenway route for cyclists, horseriders and walkers which links Hayfield to New Mills.

What's On nearby


The Musical Theatre Production of Burlesque at…

A musical cabaret show inspired by the 2010 film Burlesque performed by a cast of singers and dancers from Bexstar Entertainment Productions


Hope Well Dressing

Well Dressing is the art of decorating springs or wells with pictures made of natural products

Places to Stay


Willows-Themed Accommodation

Willows is the brand-new accommodation option at Gulliver’s Kingdom Matlock Bath. Choose from eight stunning themed rooms and apartments, each with…


Saints Meadow

A perfect escape: Luxury wooden retreat cabins in the rolling hills of the Derbyshire Dales.


The George Hotel – Hayfield

Nestled in the heart of picturesque Hayfield, The George exudes an irresistible charm that captures the essence of countryside comfort.


Walker Peak Cottages

Our 2 bedroom, dog friendly cottage located down a quiet lane in Wirksworth is an ideal base for a Peak District stay.

Walking and Cycling Trails nearby

Trails Hayfield to Whaley Bridge - High Peak Road Cycling Route

Trails Kinder Scout mass trespass walk from Hayfield

Trails New Mills Rail Ale Trail

Trails Edith Nesbit walk from New Mills

Trails Castleton Heritage & History Walk

Trails Peak District Children's Walks from Castleton

Trails Castleton, Mam Tor & The Great Ridge Walk

Trails The Kinder Loop - Hadfield to Rushup bridleway

Trails High Peak Trail

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