Follow the River Manifold and the River Hamps through the Manifold Valley on this splendid shared walking and cycling path through the Peak District. The path runs from Waterhouses to Hulme End along a former railway line with beauitful Peak District Scenery to enjoy.
The route passes Beeston Tor, Wetton Mill and the wonderful Thor's Cave which is well worth exploring.
Inside you will find fascinating rock formations and mineral colours with splendid views over the Manifold Valley.
At the southern end of the route in Waterhouses you will find the Manifold Cycle Centre where you can hire bikes for your outing.
At the start/end point at Hulme End there's a cafe for refreshments and the Manifold Valley visitor centre where you'll find a wealth of information about the area.
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Manifold Way Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Manifold Way Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Manifold Way OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Manifold Way Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
The Wetton Mill Tea Rooms are a nice place for a pit stop on the walk. You can sit outside next to the river and enjoy a delicious meal or snack. You can find them at Dale farm with postcode DE6 2AG.
Near Hulme End there's also the Manifold Inn. The 200 year old coaching inn sits in a lovely spot in its own grounds on the banks of the Manifold River, opposite The Old Toll House which used to serve the turnpike and river ford. Near here there's also the visitor centre for the valley and a car park and cafe at Hulme End.