AboutThe 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.
- Disabled access
- Disabled toilets
- On-site light refreshments
- Picnic site
- Parking with charge
- Public toilets
- Accessibility of route - Ideal for wheelchair users & buggies etc
- Length of route (miles) - 8
- Accepts groups
- Coach parties accepted
Map & Directions
Situated on the B5054 from Hartington
Accessible by Public Transport.