The Manifold Valley Cycle Trail

Start: Hulme End / Brown End
Distance: 9 miles
Terrain: Easy roads and trails.
Bike Types: Mountain bikes, Hybrid, Road Bike
Grading: Easy

The Manifold Trail follows the route of the disused Leek and Manifold Light Railway which ran through the Manifold and Hamps Valleys. The track is mainly tarmac which is generally well maintained and fairly flat throughout its length of approximately 9 miles.

Halfway along the trail is Stop at Wetton Mill which was once an water mill used for grinding corn. Its now a cafe making it the perfect stop for refreshments and maybe a picnic next to the River Manifold.

One of the best sights on the trail is Thor’s Cave along the trail from Wetton Mill. Thor’s Cave stands 250 ft above the track and can be accessed on foot.

There is parking at Hulme End, Wetton Mill and Weags Bridge. Toilets and refreshments at Hulme End and Wetton Mill. You can hire bikes at both Hulme End and Brown End.

 

Route Map and GPX File
Download file: manifold valley.gpx

 

More Information

Manifold Valley Trail Map

Also Try The Ladybower Cycle Circuit

Cycle Hire

Manifold Cycle Hire – Hulme End