The Manifold Way, sometimes called the Manifold Track or Manifold Trail follows the valleys of the River Hamps and Manifold. The surface is tarmacked for most of its length, the only downside is that it is shared with cars for a short section, including the tunnel.

Manifold Way Gallery

The cycle hire centre and car park for the Manifold Way is located in the village of Waterhouses behind the Crown Hotel.

Image: Waterhouses cycle hire centre and shop, Manifold Way, Derbyshire/Staffordshire borders, Peak District.

Tel: 01538 308609
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The other end of the Manifold Way - Hulme End. The car park is near to the station building which houses a visitor shop and toilets.

Image: Hulme End station, Manifold Way cycling track, Peak District, Derbyshire - Staffordshire border.

Wetton Mill - the stone arched bridge crossing the river Manifold to lead you to the tea rooms.

Image: Manifold way cycle trail, Wetton Mill, Peak District, Derbyshire.

Thor's Cave - occupied by stone age people and still an attraction nowadays.

Image: Thor's Cave seen from the Manifold Way cycling track on the border of Staffordshire and Derbyshire.

Beeston Tor - with another cave occupied in the distant past and a limestone climbing venue.

Image: View of Beeston Tor from the Manifold Way cycle track. Derbyshire limestone climbing venue.

The remains of the Ecton Creamery loading bay, the main cargo of the railway when it was running.

Image: Ecton Creamery, Manifold way, the Peak District cycle trail that follows the line of the former Leek and Manifold Valley Light Railway.

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Cycling in Derbyshire, Staffordshire, Cheshire and the Peak District

The Manifold Way

The Manifold way is also called the Manifold track or the Manifold trail. It follows the line of the defunct Leek and Manifold Valley Light Railway which was in operation from 1906 to 1937. This cycling trail follows the valleys of the river Hamps and Manifold. Points of interest include the Ecton Mines, Thor's Cave, Wettom Mill and Beeston Tor, a crag used for climbing.

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