Walk s105 Manifold Way and Wetton from Hulme End

A lovely dales walk with superb views


Route outline for walk s105:

Hulme End  -  Manifold Valley Visitors Centre  -  The Manifold Way  -  Dale Bridge  -  The Lee  -  Tunnel  -  River Manifold  -  Wetton Mill Farm  -  Wettonmill  -  Dafar Bridge  -  Ladyside Wood  -  Wetton  -  Wetton Hill (South West Top)  -  Wetton Hill  -  Cantrell's House  -  Ecton Hill  -  Westside Mill  -  The Manifold Way  -  Hulme End



Points of Interest/Notes on this walk:

Animal remains have been found in a cave near Wettonmill that date from the late glacial period - about 80,000BC.

For much of the year the River Manifold appears dry. In fact it runs underground from Wettonmill to Ilam taking 22 hours to cover the 4 miles.


Peaks, Summits and Tops reached on this walk:

hewitt
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English
Mountains
Wainwright
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Wainwrights
 English Nuttalls
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English
Nuttalls
Dewey
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English
Deweys
Wainwright Outlying Fell
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Wainwright
Outlying Fells
marilyn
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Marilyns
Bridget
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Bridgets

Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

The highest point of this walk is Wetton Hill at 371m (1217ft). Wetton Hill is known as an English Bridget.

Completing this walk will also take you to the top of Ecton Hill at 369m (1211ft). Ecton Hill is known as an English Bridget. The summit of Ecton Hill is marked by an Ordnance Survey Trig Point.

National Trails & Long Paths included on this walk:

Part of this walk follows a section of The Manifold Way, a 13km (8 miles) linear footpath connecting Hulme End in Staffordshire, England with Waterhouses in Staffordshire, England. Originally a 2ft 6in (0.762m) gauge light railway for tourists the line was opened in 1904. Never a great success it was finally closed in 1934 and became a bridleway three years later. The Manifold Way is waymarked by named posts. For more walks that include a section of this trail see The Manifold Way.



You can find more walks near this one on these unique free-to-access Interactive Walk Planning Maps: (click/TAP to select)

The Peak District National Park


1:25,000 scale OS Explorer Map (the ones with orange/yellow covers):

OL24 The Peak District - White Peak area


1:50,000 scale OS Landranger Map (the ones with pink/magenta covers):

119 Buxton & Matlock, Bakewell & Dove Dale


Some Photos and Pictures from Walk s105 Manifold Way and Wetton from Hulme End

In no particular order . . .

Walk s105 Manifold Way and Wetton from Hulme End - The Charles Cotton Hotel, Hartington

The Charles Cotton Hotel, Hartington

Photo: Terry Howard (42)

Walk s105 Manifold Way and Wetton from Hulme End - The grassy summit of Wetton Hill

The grassy summit of Wetton Hill

Photo: Michael Davidson (38)

Walk s105 Manifold Way and Wetton from Hulme End - Ruined barn near Cantrell's House, Back of Ecton

Ruined barn near Cantrell's House, Back of Ecton

Photo: Michael Davidson (49)

Walk s105 Manifold Way and Wetton from Hulme End - Cantrell's House, Back of Ecton with Ecton Hill beyond

Cantrell's House, Back of Ecton with Ecton Hill beyond

Photo: Michael Davidson (48)

Walk s105 Manifold Way and Wetton from Hulme End - Barn near Warslow Hall

Barn near Warslow Hall

Photo: Terry Howard (36)

Walk s105 Manifold Way and Wetton from Hulme End - Wetton Hill from near Cantrell's House, Back of Ecton

Wetton Hill from near Cantrell's House, Back of Ecton

Photo: Michael Davidson (50)

Walk s105 Manifold Way and Wetton from Hulme End - The Manifold Way from Ecton Hill

The Manifold Way from Ecton Hill

Photo: Michael Davidson (62)

Walk s105 Manifold Way and Wetton from Hulme End - The old bridge below Wettonmill

The old bridge below Wettonmill

Photo: Bob Ferguson (13)

Walk s105 Manifold Way and Wetton from Hulme End - Locked entrance to Ecton Mines on Ecton Hill

Locked entrance to Ecton Mines on Ecton Hill

Photo: Terry Howard (25)

Walk s105 Manifold Way and Wetton from Hulme End - Stream near Hulme End

Stream near Hulme End

Photo: Terry Howard (34)

Walk s105 Manifold Way and Wetton from Hulme End - Panoramic view of The Manifold Valley and the Manifold Way from Ecton Hill

Panoramic view of The Manifold Valley and the Manifold Way from Ecton Hill

Photo: Terry Howard (23)

Walk s105 Manifold Way and Wetton from Hulme End - Lovely summer meadows near Hulme End

Lovely summer meadows near Hulme End

Photo: Terry Howard (32)

Walk s105 Manifold Way and Wetton from Hulme End - Ecton Hill summit trig point

Ecton Hill summit trig point

Photo: Michael Davidson (51)

Walk s105 Manifold Way and Wetton from Hulme End - Squeezer Stile providing access to Wetton Hill National Trust land

Squeezer Stile providing access to Wetton Hill National Trust land

Photo: Michael Davidson (33)

Walk s105 Manifold Way and Wetton from Hulme End - Narrowdale Hill (left) and Wetton Hill (right) from Ecton Hill

Narrowdale Hill (left) and Wetton Hill (right) from Ecton Hill

Photo: Michael Davidson (54)

Walk s105 Manifold Way and Wetton from Hulme End - Sign for Hulme End Railway Station near Hulme End Visitor Centre

Sign for Hulme End Railway Station near Hulme End Visitor Centre

Photo: Terry Howard (41)

Walk s105 Manifold Way and Wetton from Hulme End - The River Manifold

The River Manifold

Photo: Terry Howard (27)

Walk s105 Manifold Way and Wetton from Hulme End - Wettonmill

Wettonmill

Photo: Bob Ferguson (12)

Walk s105 Manifold Way and Wetton from Hulme End - Wetton Hill (South West Top) from Wetton Hill

Wetton Hill (South West Top) from Wetton Hill

Photo: Michael Davidson (46)

Walk s105 Manifold Way and Wetton from Hulme End - Heading down to Back of Ecton from Ecton Hill

Heading down to Back of Ecton from Ecton Hill

Photo: Michael Davidson (63)


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