Manifold Valley

Walk 24: Manifold Valley, via Thor’s Cave

An interesting journey which tells a story of dramatic caves – both man-made and natural, to the backdrop of the beautiful Manifold Valley.

From Wetton, you head north past Wetton Hill and on to Ecton – a good opportunity to see the old Copper Mine shafts and remaining buildings. From Ecton, you join the River Manifold and follow it south to Wetton Mill. The final stretch involves a visit to the mighty Thor’s Cave.

Essentials

  • Distance: 7.5 Miles
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Minimum Duration: 4 Hours
  • Refreshments: PubCafe
  • Route file (GPX): Download
  • Start: Carr Lane, Wetton
  • Start Grid Ref: SK 10905 55155

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Total distance: 6.92 mi
Max elevation: 334 m
Min elevation: 192 m
Total climbing: 359 m

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Please do not rely on the guidance below to navigate the hike. We highly recommend downloading the accompanying GPX file and loading it into a navigation device/app. Always take a physical map and compass with you as backup. Take care out there.

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Hi I'm Leigh, the creator Walk In Derbyshire. I've been walking in the Peak District National Park for over 30 years and have a huge passion for connecting with nature and hiking in the outdoors. I write up the all the walks for Walk In Derbyshire and am also the lead on our group hikes.

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