Peak District Walk – Manifold Dale & Thor’s Cave

I went for a short wander today down Manifold Dale in the Staffordshire part of the Peak District beginning at Hulme End. The route down the Manifold Valley Trail is nice and gentle, before I knew it I had reached my destination of Thor’s Cave. I had an extended lunch break in Thor’s Cave while recording a time lapse so I thought i’d show you around in the video above. After visiting the cave I made my way up the hill to Wetton, then on to Wetton Hill and Ecton Hill where I narrowly avoided a rather large hail storm. All in all it was an excellent short walk of around 4 hours and I would highly recommend that you pay a visit to Thor’s Cave if you haven’t been before.

Manifold Valley Visitors Centre
Manifold Valley Visitors Centre
Manifold Valley & Ecton Hill
Manifold Valley & Ecton Hill
Manifold Valley Trail
Manifold Valley Trail
Tunnel on the Manifold Valley Trail
Tunnel on the Manifold Valley Trail
Manifold Valley with Thor's Cave in the distance
Manifold Valley with Thor’s Cave in the distance
The River Manifold
The River Manifold
The River Manifold
The River Manifold
A Resident of the Manifold Valley
A Resident of the Manifold Valley
Thor's Cave
Thor’s Cave
Thor's Cave
Thor’s Cave
Thor's Cave
Thor’s Cave
Looking out the main entrance of Thor's Cave
Looking out the main entrance of Thor’s Cave
Thor's Cave
Thor’s Cave
Thor's Cave
Thor’s Cave
Climbing out of the Manifold Valley towards Wetton
Climbing out of the Manifold Valley towards Wetton
Climbing out of the Manifold Valley
Climbing out of the Manifold Valley
Wetton
Wetton
Wetton Hill
Wetton Hill
Wetton Hill
Wetton Hill
Wetton Hill
Wetton Hill
Wetton Hill
Wetton Hill
Wetton Hill
Wetton Hill
Ecton Hill Mine Shaft Warning Sign
Ecton Hill Mine Shaft Warning Sign

Ecton Hill Mine Shaft
Ecton Hill Mine Shaft
Ecton Hill Trig
Ecton Hill Trig
View towards the Upper Dove Valley from the Ecton Hill Trig
View towards the Upper Dove Valley from the Ecton Hill Trig
The Hail approaching
The Hail approaching

3 thoughts on “Peak District Walk – Manifold Dale & Thor’s Cave

    1. Ooh, excellent. Would love to get the chance to head down the mines. I really like that part of the Peak District, even if I do feel like I’m betraying my beloved Derbyshire by crossing over the border in to Staffordshire. Hoping to get myself back to the Roaches again soon too. Thanks for commenting, just about to head over to your site now to check out the link. Dean

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