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Ecton Hill & Wetton from Wetton Mill
Introduction to Walk 2537

Photo from the walk - Ecton Hill & Wetton from Wetton Mill

Nat Park - Peak District - Dovedale Manifold Valley

County/Area - Staffordshire

Author - Mike Bexley

Length - 7.0 miles / 11.4 km

Ascent - 1700 feet / 515 metres

Time - 5 hours 10 minutes

Grade - moderate

This Peak District walk explores the Manifold valley and the higher ground lying on its eastern flank. The walk offers excellent walking with Ecton Hill, the village of Wetton, Thor's Cave and the River Manifold amongst the many highlights. A GPS File is available for download (see walk description).

Please maintain social distancing - keep at least 2 metres away from other walkers.


 

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Walk 2681
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Walk 1709
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Milldale and Wolfscote Dale from Alstonefield
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Length - 6.5 miles / 10.6 km
Walk 3597
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Length - 10.0 miles / 16.3 km
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Length - 10.0 miles / 16.3 km
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Grade - easy/mod
Length - 9.5 miles / 15.4 km

Note : The distances quoted to other walks in the vicinity are measured in a straight line. The distance by road may be further.

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