GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Butterton Walks

7 miles (11 km)

This small rural village sits in a scenic spot in the StaffordshirePeak District.
This circular walk from the village explores the River Manifold valley to the east before climbing to the fine viewpoints on Ecton Hill and Wetton Hill. On the way there's some nice riverside footpaths and a visit to the neighbouring village of Wetton, which lies just to the south east. Here you can visit the pretty Wetton Mill for refreshments or head to the nearby Thor's Cave, one of the major highlights of the area.
Part of the route uses a section of the Manifold Way, a popular cycling and walking route running along the river from Waterhouses toHulme End along a former railway line.


ST13 7SP - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Butterton OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

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Walks near Butterton

  • Wetton - This pretty Peak District village is in a fine location for exploring the mills and caves of the River Manifold Valley and the White Peak .
  • Manifold Way - Follow the River Manifold and the River Hamps through the Manifold Valley on this splendid shared walking and cycling path through the Peak District
  • Thor's Cave - This walk takes you to the stunning naturalcavern of Thor's Cave in the Manifold Valleyarea of the Peak District
  • Ashbourne - The Derbyshire Dales town of Ashbourne is a fantastic base for walkers looking to explore the southern end of the Peak District
  • Wolfscote Dale - This walk visits Wolfscote Dale in the Dove Dale area of the Peak District
  • Biggin Dale - This walk explores the beautiful Biggin Dale National Nature Reserve in the Peak District
  • Dovedale - The beautiful Dovedale is one of the must see areas in the Peak District
  • Ilam Park - Ilam Country Park is a delightful open space owned by the National Trust
  • Alstonefield - This walk takes you from the Staffordshire village of Astonefield to Dovedale in the Peak District.


The Black Lion Inn is a lovely village pub situated next to the old church. They serve high quality food and have a good selection of ales. Facilities include a car parking area, a real fire and a garden area for warmer weather.


Butterton - - 2934160

A view of the village and the church in spring.

Ford at Butterton - - 4177566

Ford at Butterton. In the centre of the village there is this unusual ford where the Hoo Brook runs along the village street

St Bart's at Butterton - - 2315576

St Bart's church. The 19th century church is Grade II listed.

Black Lion Inn, Butterton - - 2514573

Black Lion Inn, Butterton

River Manifold - - 1999269

River Manifold

On Wetton Hill - - 1233593

On Wetton Hill

Descending Ecton Hill - - 1417802

Descending Ecton Hill

Wetton Mill - - 4184854

Wetton Mill


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