Walk s163 A walk around Wetton Hill from Wetton

An easy walk in hill and dale


Route outline for walk s163:

Wetton  -  River Manifold  -  Wettonmill  -  The Manifold Way  -  Thor's Cave  -  Manor House  -  Wetton



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.

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.

This walk is on Ordnance Survey Maps:

OS Explorer Map OL24
1:25,000 scale (Orange Covers)

OS Landranger Map 119
1:50,000 scale (Pink Covers)


Some Photos and Pictures from Walk s163 A walk around Wetton Hill from Wetton

In no particular order . . .

Walk s163 A walk around Wetton Hill from Wetton - Inside another cave above Thor's Cave

Inside another cave above Thor's Cave

Photo: Bob Ferguson (10)

Walk s163 A walk around Wetton Hill from Wetton - Wetton Village Church

Wetton Village Church

Photo: Michael Davidson (31)

Walk s163 A walk around Wetton Hill from Wetton - The River Manifold

The River Manifold

Photo: Terry Howard (27)

Walk s163 A walk around Wetton Hill from Wetton - Cairn near Wetton Reservoir, NW of Wetton village

Cairn near Wetton Reservoir, NW of Wetton village

Photo: Michael Davidson (32)

Walk s163 A walk around Wetton Hill from Wetton - Inside Thor's Cave

Inside Thor's Cave

Photo: Bob Ferguson (4)

Walk s163 A walk around Wetton Hill from Wetton - Inside Thor's Cave

Inside Thor's Cave

Photo: Bob Ferguson (3)

Walk s163 A walk around Wetton Hill from Wetton - The entrance to Thor's Cave

The entrance to Thor's Cave

Photo: Bob Ferguson (2)

Walk s163 A walk around Wetton Hill from Wetton - More caves above Thor's Cave

More caves above Thor's Cave

Photo: Bob Ferguson (9)

Walk s163 A walk around Wetton Hill from Wetton - Inside Thor's Cave

Inside Thor's Cave

Photo: Bob Ferguson (5)

Walk s163 A walk around Wetton Hill from Wetton - Thor's Tor and Thor's Cave in The Manifold-Valley

Thor's Tor and Thor's Cave in The Manifold-Valley

Photo: Bob Ferguson (15)

Walk s163 A walk around Wetton Hill from Wetton - Inside Thor's Cave

Inside Thor's Cave

Photo: Bob Ferguson (6)

Walk s163 A walk around Wetton Hill from Wetton - The Manifold Valley from Thor's Cave

The Manifold Valley from Thor's Cave

Photo: Bob Ferguson (8)

Walk s163 A walk around Wetton Hill from Wetton - Inside Thor's Cave

Inside Thor's Cave

Photo: Bob Ferguson (7)

Walk s163 A walk around Wetton Hill from Wetton - Inside another cave above Thor's Cave

Inside another cave above Thor's Cave

Photo: Bob Ferguson (11)

Walk s163 A walk around Wetton Hill from Wetton - The River Manifold below Thor's Cave

The River Manifold below Thor's Cave

Photo: Bob Ferguson (1)


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