Thor's Cave is a 8.5 kilometer loop trail located near Leek, Staffordshire, England that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching.

Distance: 8.5 km Elevation Gain: 374 m Route Type: Loop

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

forest

river

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
rocky
12 days ago

Lovely walk would recommend, the hike up to the cave it self was wet and a bit slippery but worth it,nice walk all round dog friendly

hiking
21 days ago

Relatively short & mildly challenging trail. The climb up to the cave was the most challenging part & requires a chunk of stamina but it’s worth it at the top. Although, beware of footing as wet weather makes it really quite slippy. The cave itself is awesome. Highly recommend this as a short day out. You could always do what we did though & go for an extended trek around the vast & beautiful area.

hiking
24 days ago

Stunning views along most of the walk. Dogs need to be on a leash for most as there are sheep grazing all over the moor. Lots of steep hills going up and down. Thors cave is worth the climb. Wetton mill tea room has a reasonable selection of food cakes and a decent cup of coffee. I didn’t do the top half of the walk and cut through a beautiful dale. It still took close to 2 hours so a good walk. Would recommend.

hiking
28 days ago

great walk, I really enjoyed it

hiking
over grown
rocky
2 months ago

Quite easy to miss the start of the trail once you’re over the stile as it is quite overgrown but once you’re on it it’s great! The cave was amazing, glad it was nearer the end of the trail as it felt like the reward at the end for all the walking. Would definitely do it again!

hiking
2 months ago

Popular destination and it showed still beautiful views etc.. Cave area very crowded

Not a bad trail at all! The hills to the north are pretty steep and the steps around Thor's Cave are slippery so I wouldn't rate this as an easy route. Sometimes you need to be a little explorative to find the public footpaths. Nice views and walks along the river.

3 months ago

left my weed in the cave. only to come back later and find an old couple smoking it. damm near hotboxed the cave. otherwise this get 5 stars

4 months ago

lovely views from the top

hiking
4 months ago

Beautiful walk! The steep steps up to the cave are a little tricky for older people and younger children but we managed it with all the family. As others have said the cave is quite slippy and tricky to get in and out of but it is so worth it! Definitely a must walk.

5 months ago

Beautiful views, alot of stairs to go up but when you get up there the views are amazing! But to get in the caves isnt that easy as very slippery so I sat on the wall and slid my way up lol, brilliant place to walk the dogs!

5 months ago

the caves are fantastic and the walk can be as easy or hard as you like it stunning views. well worth a visit

5 months ago

Full circuit starting in Wetton was good. We did the cave at the end of the walk. 2 hours to the cave and half an hour back. A mixture of steep hillside paths and flat fields. Overall enjoyed.

5 months ago

Great trail. Great views but needs more signage.

hiking
muddy
6 months ago

Not well signposted but we managed to find a shortened trek up to the cave and back. Slippery and muddy when rainy with many stairs up! Cave itself is tricky to get into, but fascinating cave formation and brilliant views from the top!

7 months ago

Good points: The cave is stunning, great views of the hills! Good mix of woodland and hill walking. Bad points: In some parts its very steep and slippery, I wouldn't rate this as an easy walk for beginners at all. It's a bit easy to get lost towards the end (after the farm), the path down to the road wasn't sign posted well, we nearly got lost!

8 months ago

very muddy. stunning location I'll go back in better weather

hiking
8 months ago

Great Hike, Cave is awesome and the views are breathtaking. Perfect place to sit and have a rest at the top. Easy walk to follow you can figure out by just following the paths. Toilets and cafe at the car park when you start and finish! Recommend. It took us 2 and half hours with a packed lunch stop.

hiking
9 months ago

We (2 adults and our dog) did a variation of this route up to Thor’s cave, across to The Olde Royal Oak at Wetton (great lunch and very friendly and welcoming host and staff), then down Manifold Valley and back to the car. Think this is our new favourite out of season walk! It was tough going up to the cave because it was slippy underfoot due to wet fallen leaves and a bit of mud, but well worth it.

11 months ago

Great walk through the cave but a very wet and muddy descent!

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Great day out. Some really nice parts of the walk with beautiful scenery. We walked after few rainy days so it was muddy. I mean it. Really muddy. But still, we had a lot of fun.

hiking
3 hours ago

hiking
6 days ago

hiking
6 days ago

hiking
27 days ago

hiking
28 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Load More

Featured Trails