SK0951 : The Manifold Way near Sparrowlee Bridge

taken 2 years ago, near to Waterfall, Staffordshire, Great Britain

The Manifold Way near Sparrowlee Bridge
The Manifold Way near Sparrowlee Bridge
Roughly 8 miles long, and following the Manifold and Hamps valleys, this path and cycleway takes the line of a former tourist and agricultural railway. It runs from Waterhouses to Hulme End, with facilities for bike hire at the southern end, there are seasonal refreshments at a number of locations (particularly road crossings) and permanent cafes at a couple of spots. The narrow gauge (2'6") Leek and Manifold Valley Light Railway was originally opened in the 1900s, mainly to take milk to the creamery at Ecton, and animals to market, but never really seems to have flourished, and closed again in 1934, the route being handed over to the Staffordshire Council later that decade, and converted to a path around that time.

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Date Taken
Friday, 6 July, 2018   (more nearby)
Sunday, 22 July, 2018
Geographical Context
Paths  Railways  Derelict, Disused 
Primary Subject of Photo
Cycle Route 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 0949 5127 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:3.5159N 1:51.5913W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 09489 51240
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NORTH (about 0 degrees)
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