Location 14 is at the top of the long flight of steps climbing up beside the River Sett.
To the right of these steps, but lower down alongside the river, is the site of three
workers' houses, forming part of the Bamford area. At the top of the steps look left to
see the tunnel of the former railway line from New Mills Central to Hayfield, opened in
1868 and closed in 1970. The line of the former railway passes to your right over the
River Sett and under Hyde Bank Road and then through the present site of the Leisure
Centre and doctors’ surgery. The gradient has been changed here to make it more suitable
for wheel-chairs and the less mobile.
A train on its way to Hayfield leaving the tunnel near location 14 in 1957.
Derelict houses in the area known as `Bamford' can be seen at rear left.
(Photo: Melvyn Green) n02212.