175 Manners Wood

Romance is in the air as you stroll through the trees above Bakewell. Over 400 years ago the beautiful Dorothy Vernon, heiress of Haddon Hall, fell in love with John Manners, son of the Earl of Rutland. Her father forbade the match but her lover, disguised as a woodman, hid in the neighbouring forest. One night she managed to steal away and the pair eloped on horseback to Leicestershire. They were married the next morning and Manners Wood still bears his name.

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LOCATION: Twelve miles east of Buxton
START: Bakewell Station pay & display car park Grid ref: SK223693 Postcode: DE451GB

DISTANCE: 5.5 (or 4) miles
GRADE: Moderate
TIME: 3 hours
MAP: Outdoor Leisure - White Peak Landranger 119
REFRESHMENTS: Pack a flask
EN ROUTE: Haddon Woodland Walk, Calton Pastures, Bronze Age tumuli

This walk was originally published by
The Manchester Evening News

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