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image for Mountain or Hill item typeBeeston Tor at Manifold Valley

Mountain or Hill, free entry

Walking in the Manifold Valley

Walking in the Manifold Valley


No public contact


Hulme End,
Near Hartington,
SK17 0EZ


The limestone cliffs which fringe the Manifold Valley contain several rock-climbing areas, and named rock features, such as Beeston Tor (grid reference SK105540) which overlooks the confluence with the River Hamps.

There was a small station here, of the same name, opened by the narrow gauge Leek and Manifold Valley Light Railway on June 27, 1904, whilst being entirely operated by the North Staffordshire Railway. The station had no siding - unlike most of the stations on the line - but there was a refreshment room.

The line closed in 1934, but in 1937 the route was reopened as the Manifold Way, a fully-tarmacked 8 mile walk and cycle path which runs from Hulme in the north to Waterhouses in the south.

Coach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsAccepts groups


Free entry



See location of Manifold Valley on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SK 102592  Lat: 53.13067 Long: -1.84781

Situated on the B5054 from Hartington

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
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