The neighbouring village, Clarborough is immediately to the south and adjoing Hayton with a barely a distinction between them. Both stand beside the Chesterfield Canal (east of the River Idle), the towpath of which forms part of the Cuckoo Way long distance walking trail.
According to the 2011 census, Hayton had a population (including Tiln) of 385
The parish church, the Church of St Peter, is Norman, with 14th century windows.
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