Walk s188 Weag's Bridge, The Manifold Way, Thor's Cave and Wettonmill from Grindon

Easy dale walking and and interesting church


Route outline for walk s188:

Grindon  -  Weag's Bridge  -  The Manifold Way  -  Thor's Cave  -  Wettonmill  -  Hoo Brook  -  Grindon



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.

Known as the Cathedral of the Peak, Grindon Church contains two Saxon Stone Coffins.

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 s188 Weag's Bridge, The Manifold Way, Thor's Cave and Wettonmill from Grindon

In no particular order . . .

Walk s188 Weag's Bridge, The Manifold Way, Thor's Cave and Wettonmill from Grindon - Hoo Brook near Butterton

Hoo Brook near Butterton

Photo: Brian Cook (36)

Walk s188 Weag's Bridge, The Manifold Way, Thor's Cave and Wettonmill from Grindon - Inside Thor's Cave

Inside Thor's Cave

Photo: Bob Ferguson (6)

Walk s188 Weag's Bridge, The Manifold Way, Thor's Cave and Wettonmill from Grindon - Hoo Brook near Butterton

Hoo Brook near Butterton

Photo: Brian Cook (35)

Walk s188 Weag's Bridge, The Manifold Way, Thor's Cave and Wettonmill from Grindon - The Manifold Valley from Thor's Cave

The Manifold Valley from Thor's Cave

Photo: Bob Ferguson (8)

Walk s188 Weag's Bridge, The Manifold Way, Thor's Cave and Wettonmill from Grindon - Hoo Brook near Butterton

Hoo Brook near Butterton

Photo: Brian Cook (33)

Walk s188 Weag's Bridge, The Manifold Way, Thor's Cave and Wettonmill from Grindon - Hoo Brook

Hoo Brook

Photo: Brian Cook (32)

Walk s188 Weag's Bridge, The Manifold Way, Thor's Cave and Wettonmill from Grindon - Inside Thor's Cave

Inside Thor's Cave

Photo: Bob Ferguson (7)

Walk s188 Weag's Bridge, The Manifold Way, Thor's Cave and Wettonmill from Grindon - More caves above Thor's Cave

More caves above Thor's Cave

Photo: Bob Ferguson (9)

Walk s188 Weag's Bridge, The Manifold Way, Thor's Cave and Wettonmill from Grindon - The River Manifold below Thor's Cave

The River Manifold below Thor's Cave

Photo: Bob Ferguson (1)

Walk s188 Weag's Bridge, The Manifold Way, Thor's Cave and Wettonmill from Grindon - Inside Thor's Cave

Inside Thor's Cave

Photo: Bob Ferguson (4)

Walk s188 Weag's Bridge, The Manifold Way, Thor's Cave and Wettonmill from Grindon - Hoo Brook near Butterton

Hoo Brook near Butterton

Photo: Brian Cook (34)

Walk s188 Weag's Bridge, The Manifold Way, Thor's Cave and Wettonmill from Grindon - 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 s188 Weag's Bridge, The Manifold Way, Thor's Cave and Wettonmill from Grindon - Inside Thor's Cave

Inside Thor's Cave

Photo: Bob Ferguson (5)

Walk s188 Weag's Bridge, The Manifold Way, Thor's Cave and Wettonmill from Grindon - The old bridge below Wettonmill

The old bridge below Wettonmill

Photo: Bob Ferguson (13)

Walk s188 Weag's Bridge, The Manifold Way, Thor's Cave and Wettonmill from Grindon - Inside another cave above Thor's Cave

Inside another cave above Thor's Cave

Photo: Bob Ferguson (11)

Walk s188 Weag's Bridge, The Manifold Way, Thor's Cave and Wettonmill from Grindon - Inside Thor's Cave

Inside Thor's Cave

Photo: Bob Ferguson (3)

Walk s188 Weag's Bridge, The Manifold Way, Thor's Cave and Wettonmill from Grindon - The entrance to Thor's Cave

The entrance to Thor's Cave

Photo: Bob Ferguson (2)

Walk s188 Weag's Bridge, The Manifold Way, Thor's Cave and Wettonmill from Grindon - Wettonmill

Wettonmill

Photo: Bob Ferguson (12)

Walk s188 Weag's Bridge, The Manifold Way, Thor's Cave and Wettonmill from Grindon - Inside another cave above Thor's Cave

Inside another cave above Thor's Cave

Photo: Bob Ferguson (10)

Walk s188 Weag's Bridge, The Manifold Way, Thor's Cave and Wettonmill from Grindon - The River Manifold below the  old bridge below Wettonmill

The River Manifold below the old bridge below Wettonmill

Photo: Bob Ferguson (14)


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