Manifold Valley - Peak District Walk

Sunday 19th February 2006

A walk in mist with a cold breeze that resulted in this walk being cut short after we had stopped for lunch. We were also unfortunate enough to come across, with another couple of walkers, the farmer who likes to put electric fences and barbed wire across signed footpaths so all in all not a great day out.

Start: Weag's Bridge car park (SK 0999 5424)

Route: Weag's Bridge - Wetton - Back of Ecton - Ecton Hill (TP) - Wetton Mill - Manifold Valley - Weag's Bridge

Distance: 6.5 miles     Ascent: 377 metres      Time Taken: 4 hrs

Weather: Misty and cold to start. clearing in the afternoon.

Pub Visited: None    Ale Drunk: None

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Thor's Cave

Thor's Cave from the Manifold Valley, although we were to walk up the valley in front of it
the wind was too cold to tempt us to visit the cave.

Above the Manifold Valley

Looking back towards a misty Manifold Valley from the unnamed valley in front of Thor's Cave.

Wetton Hill

The distinctive Wetton Hill is to the right of this picture.

Wetton Hill from Ecton Hill

The route up to the top of Ecton Hill is clearly visible as the mist starts to lift.

Ecton from Ecton Hill

The hamlet of Ecton, in the Manifold Valley, from the top of Ecton Hill.

Maniofold Valley

Looking back along the Manifold Valley, near to Wetton Mill.


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