562 Grindon

A rindle is a brook which only flows in wet weather but, in the Manifold Valley, rindles are important, for here even the rivers habitually disappear underground. Beneath your feet is the limestone that makes the valley so special in spring with celandines, violets, wood anemones and primroses in flower. A gentle descent is followed by an easy stroll along the Manifold Way, and although there is a sting in the tail with a final climb back up to Grindon, we look forward to seeing the violets, one of the best displays in the valley.

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LOCATION: Twelve miles south of Buxton
START: Grindon village signed from B5053. Car park by church
Grid ref: SK085545 Postcode: ST137TR
DISTANCE: 6.5 miles
GRADE: Easy, but with a climb out of the valley
TIME: 3 hours
MAP: Explorer OL - White Peak Landranger 119
EN ROUTE: Manifold Valley, Fiver Hamps, Beeston Tor, Weag's Bridge, Thor's Cave, Ladyside Wood

This walk was originally published by
The Manchester Evening News

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