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image for Cycle Route item typeManifold Track at Manifold Valley

Cycle Route, free entry

Walking in the Manifold Valley

Walking in the Manifold Valley


Manifold Valley Visitor Centre

01298 84679


Hulme End,
Near Hartington,
SK17 0EZ


The Manifold Track, a favourite for walkers, cyclists and horse riders, follows the route of the disused Leek and Manifold Light Railway, through the Manifold and Hamps Valleys from Waterhouses to Hulme End. The track is surfaced and fairly level throughout its length, making it ideal for wheelchair users, those with buggies or prams and people with limited mobility. Watch out for the rivers of the Manifold and Hamps as they disappear beneath the porous limestone and reappear in Ilam Country Park. Climb the steps to Thor's Cave (250 ft above the track) for magnificent views across the valley.
There are Car Parking areas at both ends of the track and at Intermediate locations. Cycles can be hires at Waterhouses. Plus picnic tables, cycle racks and fully accessible toilets at Hulme End.

Access: Ideal for wheelchair users & buggies etc

Miles: 8

Coach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsAccepts groups

Children welcomeDisabled access

Open all the time


Free entry

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
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
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