Birch Vale Tourism

Birch Vale is a village in the High Peak district of Derbyshire, just outside the boundary of the Peak District National Park, between New Mills and Hayfield. Most of Birch Vale, including the attached village of Thornsett, comes under the administration of New Mills Town Council, though the small part to the east of the Grouse public house is within the boundaries of Hayfield. There are no shops, but three surviving public houses: the Grouse Inn on the main A6015 road and the Sycamore Inn and Printers Arms in Thornsett (the Vine Tavern has closed permanently and the Waltzing Weasel became a B&B in 2013). There is a primary school in Thornsett. Until 1970, Birch Vale had a railway station on the branch line from New Mills Central to Hayfield with through trains to Manchester Piccadilly. Today the trackbed of the former railway line carries the Sett Valley Trail, and the nearest railheads are the stations in New Mills — Central and Newtown — about two miles away. There are frequent bus services into New Mills, Hayfield, Glossop, Buxton and Stockport. Birch Vale's most famous daughter is the TV presenter Tess Daly who grew up there.


Find the best activities, restaurants and things to do in Birch Vale, United Kingdom. Explore Birch Vale travel guide before you plan your trip here. When planning a trip to Birch Vale, make sure you visit its near-by prime city of Manchester. Attractions in Manchester include Museum Of Science And Industry, The Lowry, The Village. Most online packages to this city are of 1-2 days.

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  • Know the pollution level of Birch Vale before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 46.67 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 38.82 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 54.61 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 63.75 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 28.75 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 56.88 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 40.48 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 49.32 (Moderate)
  • How safe is Birch Vale for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Birch Vale.

    • Burglary and Theft 56.02 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 54.17 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 53.8 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 30.41 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 45.47 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 54.2 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 55.62 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 69.02 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 69.06 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 33.99 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 56.52 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 35.85 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 64.49 (High)
  • Quality of Life Index of Birch Vale is 147.84 (High)

    • Safety Index 45.28 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 86.95 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 52.92 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 41.32 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 65.34 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 77.76 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 8.61 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 90.5 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Birch Vale

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.12 USD
    • International Movie per seat 9.16 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 34.82 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 73.47 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 69.48 USD

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