Walk s238 Manifold Valley, Ilam, Dove Dale, Milldale, Alstonefield and Wetton from Weag's Bridge

A long but classic walk through stunning Dove Dale and the Manifold Valley


Route outline for walk s238:

Weag's Bridge  -  River Manifold  -  Beeston Tor Farm  -  River Hamps  -  Soles Coppice  -  Old Soles Wood  -  Hell Hole  -  Lee House  -  Farwell Farm  -  Calton  -  Carlton Green  -  Rushley Wood  -  Musden Wood  -  Rushley  -  Ilam Country Park  -  Ilam  -  River Dove  -  Dovedale Castle  -  Dove Dale  -  The River Dove  -  Stepping Stones  -  Lover's Leap  -  Tissington Spires  -  Shaplow Dale,Natural Arch  -  Raynard's Cave  -  Upper Taylor's Wood  -   Dove Holes  -  Viator's Bridge  -  Milldale  -  Alstonefield  -  Wetton  -  Thor's Cave  -  Weag's Bridge.



This walk is on Ordnance Survey Map:

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 s238 Manifold Valley, Ilam, Dove Dale, Milldale, Alstonefield and Wetton from Weag's Bridge

In no particular order . . .

Dove Dale from Achas Bank above Milldale,

Dove Dale from Achas Bank above Milldale,

Photo: Janice Black (10)

Inside Thor's Cave

Inside Thor's Cave

Photo: Bob Ferguson (4)

Inside Thor's Cave

Inside Thor's Cave

Photo: Bob Ferguson (5)

Alston Railway Station Signal Box

Alston Railway Station Signal Box

Photo: Mike Slater (5)

Bridge carrying the Watercress Line near Alton

Bridge carrying the Watercress Line near Alton

Photo: Peter Inglesfield (9)

Milldale Village

Milldale Village

Photo: Martin White (2)

The White Peak countryside above Milldale

The White Peak countryside above Milldale

Photo: Steven Armitage (1)

Staffordshire countryside near Alstonefield

Staffordshire countryside near Alstonefield

Photo: Don Ritchie (48)

Alston Railway Station Name Plaque

Alston Railway Station Name Plaque

Photo: Mike Slater (2)

Narrowdale Hill (right) and Gratton Hill (right) from near Alstonefield

Narrowdale Hill (right) and Gratton Hill (right) from near Alstonefield

Photo: Don Ritchie (49)

Strines Reservoir

Strines Reservoir

Photo: Don Ritchie (59)

Alstonefield Village

Alstonefield Village

Photo: Don Ritchie (58)

Green Well, Alstonefield

Green Well, Alstonefield

Photo: Don Ritchie (57)

Milldale Village,

Milldale Village,

Photo: Janice Black (8)

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)

The River Manifold

The River Manifold

Photo: Terry Howard (27)

Milldale Bridge and River Dove

Milldale Bridge and River Dove

Photo: Janet Macgraw (1)

Inside Thor's Cave

Inside Thor's Cave

Photo: Bob Ferguson (6)

Lunch at Ilam Hall

Lunch at Ilam Hall

Photo: Darren Young (3)

Cairn near Wetton Reservoir, NW of Wetton village

Cairn near Wetton Reservoir, NW of Wetton village

Photo: Michael Davidson (32)

Looking up to Thorpe Cloud from Dove Dale

Looking up to Thorpe Cloud from Dove Dale

Photo: Brian Lunn (1)

Gratton Hill from near Alstonefield

Gratton Hill from near Alstonefield

Photo: Don Ritchie (51)

Narrowdale Hill (left) and the shoulder of Gratton Hill (right) from near Alstonefield

Narrowdale Hill (left) and the shoulder of Gratton Hill (right) from near Alstonefield

Photo: Don Ritchie (50)

The entrance to Thor's Cave

The entrance to Thor's Cave

Photo: Bob Ferguson (2)

Alston Church

Alston Church

Photo: Mike Slater (1)

Dove Dale Stepping Stones across the River Dove

Dove Dale Stepping Stones across the River Dove

Photo: Brian Lunn (3)

Alston Railway Station Signal

Alston Railway Station Signal

Photo: Mike Slater (4)

Ilam Bridge, Ilam, Dove Dale

Ilam Bridge, Ilam, Dove Dale

Photo: Angela Hornby (4)

Dove Holes in Dove Dale near Milldale,

Dove Holes in Dove Dale near Milldale,

Photo: Janice Black (14)

Dove Dale from Achas Bank above Milldale,

Dove Dale from Achas Bank above Milldale,

Photo: Janice Black (11)

Inside another cave above Thor's Cave

Inside another cave above Thor's Cave

Photo: Bob Ferguson (10)

The River Dove, Dove Dale

The River Dove, Dove Dale

Photo: Mike Talbot (2)

Stepping Stones across the River Dove in Dove Dale

Stepping Stones across the River Dove in Dove Dale

Photo: Brian Lunn (2)

Milldale

Milldale

Photo: Martin White (1)

Old water pump in Alstonefield

Old water pump in Alstonefield

Photo: Don Ritchie (55)

Tissington Spires, Dove Dale

Tissington Spires, Dove Dale

Photo: Darren Young (1)

Ilam Rock, Dove Dale near Milldale,

Ilam Rock, Dove Dale near Milldale,

Photo: Janice Black (16)

Wetton Village Church

Wetton Village Church

Photo: Michael Davidson (31)

Ilam Rock Bridge with Ilam Rock beyond, Dove Dale near Milldale,

Ilam Rock Bridge with Ilam Rock beyond, Dove Dale near Milldale,

Photo: Janice Black (17)

The River Dove, Dove Dale near Milldale,

The River Dove, Dove Dale near Milldale,

Photo: Janice Black (18)

Inside Thor's Cave

Inside Thor's Cave

Photo: Bob Ferguson (7)

The Manifold Valley from Thor's Cave

The Manifold Valley from Thor's Cave

Photo: Bob Ferguson (8)

Dove Dale near Milldale,

Dove Dale near Milldale,

Photo: Janice Black (12)

The beautiful evening light on the Staffordshire Dales near Alstonefield

The beautiful evening light on the Staffordshire Dales near Alstonefield

Photo: Don Ritchie (52)

Inside Thor's Cave

Inside Thor's Cave

Photo: Bob Ferguson (3)

Alston Railway Station

Alston Railway Station

Photo: Mike Slater (3)

Green Well, Alstonefield

Green Well, Alstonefield

Photo: Don Ritchie (56)

Wide lorry in a narrow lane near Alstonefield

Wide lorry in a narrow lane near Alstonefield

Photo: Don Ritchie (53)

Milldale Village from Achas Bank,

Milldale Village from Achas Bank,

Photo: Janice Black (9)

Inside another cave above Thor's Cave

Inside another cave above Thor's Cave

Photo: Bob Ferguson (11)

Ilam Rock Bridge, Dove Dale near Milldale,

Ilam Rock Bridge, Dove Dale near Milldale,

Photo: Janice Black (15)

Baby Tyrannosaurus Rex Dinosaur in Alstonefield

Baby Tyrannosaurus Rex Dinosaur in Alstonefield

Photo: Don Ritchie (54)

Milldale Village

Milldale Village

Photo: Janet Macgraw (2)

The Lower River Dove from Ilam Bridge, Ilam, Dove Dale

The Lower River Dove from Ilam Bridge, Ilam, Dove Dale

Photo: Angela Hornby (5)

More caves above Thor's Cave

More caves above Thor's Cave

Photo: Bob Ferguson (9)

Dove Dale near Milldale,

Dove Dale near Milldale,

Photo: Janice Black (13)

The River Manifold below Thor's Cave

The River Manifold below Thor's Cave

Photo: Bob Ferguson (1)


. . . see just 10 walk photos from Walk s238 Manifold Valley, Ilam, Dove Dale, Milldale, Alstonefield and Wetton from Weag's Bridge


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