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.

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Essentials

  • Distance: 7.5 miles
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Minimum Duration: 4 hrs
  • Refreshments: PubCafe
  • Route: Download .gpx file
  • Start Grid Ref: SK 10905 55155

Parking Location

Free parking is available at the car park on Carr Lane, Wetton, DE6 2AF.

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Derbyshire, UK

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Guidance

Safety First

Please do not rely on the guidance outlined to solely navigate the hike. We highly recommend downloading the accompanying GPX file to assist navigation - but don't rely on this either. Always take a physical map and compass with you as backup, and know how to use them.

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