Walk s244 The Manifold Way, Thor's Cave and Warslow from Grindon

Easy dale walking


Route outline for walk s244:

Grindon  -  Weag's Bridge  -  The Manifold Way  -  The River Manifold  -  Thor's Cave  -  Dafar Bridge  -  Wettonmill  -  Ecton Bridge  -  Dale Bridge  -  Ecton  -  Hulme End  -  Hollow Farm  -  Warslow Hall  -  Upper Brownhill Farm  -  Warslow  -  Villa Farm  -  Clayton House  -  Wallacre  -  Hoo Brook  -  Ladyside Farm  -  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 s244 The Manifold Way, Thor's Cave and Warslow from Grindon

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Walk s244 The Manifold Way, Thor's Cave  and Warslow from Grindon - The River Manifold

The River Manifold

Photo: James Gray (41)

Walk s244 The Manifold Way, Thor's Cave  and Warslow from Grindon - Hoo Brook near Butterton

Hoo Brook near Butterton

Photo: Brian Cook (35)

Walk s244 The Manifold Way, Thor's Cave  and Warslow from Grindon - The Manifold Inn, Hulme End

The Manifold Inn, Hulme End

Photo: Terry Howard (30)

Walk s244 The Manifold Way, Thor's Cave  and Warslow from Grindon - The Staffordshire Countryside near Hulme End

The Staffordshire Countryside near Hulme End

Photo: Terry Howard (35)

Walk s244 The Manifold Way, Thor's Cave  and Warslow from Grindon - Hoo Brook near Butterton

Hoo Brook near Butterton

Photo: Brian Cook (34)

Walk s244 The Manifold Way, Thor's Cave  and Warslow from Grindon - 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 s244 The Manifold Way, Thor's Cave  and Warslow from Grindon - Hoo Brook near Butterton

Hoo Brook near Butterton

Photo: Brian Cook (33)

Walk s244 The Manifold Way, Thor's Cave  and Warslow from Grindon - Hoo Brook

Hoo Brook

Photo: Brian Cook (32)

Walk s244 The Manifold Way, Thor's Cave  and Warslow from Grindon - The Staffordshire countryside south of Villa Farm near Warslow

The Staffordshire countryside south of Villa Farm near Warslow

Photo: Brian Cook (31)

Walk s244 The Manifold Way, Thor's Cave  and Warslow from Grindon - The River Manifold below the  old bridge below Wettonmill

The River Manifold below the old bridge below Wettonmill

Photo: Bob Ferguson (14)

Walk s244 The Manifold Way, Thor's Cave  and Warslow from Grindon - Inside Thor's Cave

Inside Thor's Cave

Photo: Bob Ferguson (4)

Walk s244 The Manifold Way, Thor's Cave  and Warslow from Grindon - The Manifold Valley from Thor's Cave

The Manifold Valley from Thor's Cave

Photo: Bob Ferguson (8)

Walk s244 The Manifold Way, Thor's Cave  and Warslow from Grindon - More caves above Thor's Cave

More caves above Thor's Cave

Photo: Bob Ferguson (9)

Walk s244 The Manifold Way, Thor's Cave  and Warslow from Grindon - The old bridge below Wettonmill

The old bridge below Wettonmill

Photo: Bob Ferguson (13)

Walk s244 The Manifold Way, Thor's Cave  and Warslow from Grindon - The Greyhound Inn, Warslow

The Greyhound Inn, Warslow

Photo: Brian Cook (28)

Walk s244 The Manifold Way, Thor's Cave  and Warslow from Grindon - The former railway station at Hulme End - now The Manifold Valley Visitor Centre

The former railway station at Hulme End - now The Manifold Valley Visitor Centre

Photo: Terry Howard (28)

Walk s244 The Manifold Way, Thor's Cave  and Warslow from Grindon - Church of St Laurence, Warslow

Church of St Laurence, Warslow

Photo: Brian Cook (29)

Walk s244 The Manifold Way, Thor's Cave  and Warslow from Grindon - Fire Extinguisher in an empty field at Hulme End Campsite

Fire Extinguisher in an empty field at Hulme End Campsite

Photo: Terry Howard (31)

Walk s244 The Manifold Way, Thor's Cave  and Warslow from Grindon - Wettonmill

Wettonmill

Photo: Bob Ferguson (12)

Walk s244 The Manifold Way, Thor's Cave  and Warslow from Grindon - Inside another cave above Thor's Cave

Inside another cave above Thor's Cave

Photo: Bob Ferguson (10)


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