Walk s239 Castern Hall, Weag's Bridge, Manifold Way and Throwley Moor from Ilam

A classic walk with plenty of variety


Route outline for walk s239:

Ilam  -  The Manifold Trail  -  Ilam Country Park  -  River Manifold  -  Castern Hall  -  Castern Wood Nature Reserve  -  Weag's Bridge  -  The Manifold Way  -  The River Hamps  -  Manifold Valley  -  Lee House Farm  -  Throwley Moor  -  Slade House  -  Rushley  -  Ilam Country Park  -  Ilam



Points of Interest/Notes on this walk:

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 Trail, a 37km (23 miles) linear footpath connecting Manifold Head, near Flash in Staffordshire, with Dovedale Car Park, near Ilam in Derbyshire, England. The Manifold Trail is waymarked by named posts. For more walks that include a section of this trail see The Manifold Trail.

Part of this walk also 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 s239 Castern Hall, Weag's Bridge, Manifold Way and Throwley Moor from Ilam

In no particular order . . .

Walk s239 Castern Hall, Weag's Bridge, Manifold Way and Throwley Moor from Ilam - Lunch at Ilam Hall

Lunch at Ilam Hall

Photo: Darren Young (3)

Walk s239 Castern Hall, Weag's Bridge, Manifold Way and Throwley Moor from Ilam - The River Manifold

The River Manifold

Photo: Terry Howard (27)

Walk s239 Castern Hall, Weag's Bridge, Manifold Way and Throwley Moor from Ilam - Ilam Bridge, Ilam, Dove Dale

Ilam Bridge, Ilam, Dove Dale

Photo: Angela Hornby (4)

Walk s239 Castern Hall, Weag's Bridge, Manifold Way and Throwley Moor from Ilam - The Lower River Dove from Ilam Bridge, Ilam, Dove Dale

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

Photo: Angela Hornby (5)


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