Explore the most popular river trails in Staffordshire with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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

on Thor's Cave

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9 days 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.

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1 month 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.

3 months ago

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

This walk was very beautiful. We went anti-clockwise.

However, we went on a scorching bank holiday Monday and the place was PACKED. Also, be aware that the route shown on this app requires a walk across stepping stones through a shallow river. I can't imagine the stones being a challenge for anyone out walking, but today, because of the queue, it took about 20 min to cross. we ended up walking 5 min back down the trail across a bridge and back up on the far bank. The people in front of us in the queue had still not crossed!

All this to say, it's a stunning walk, with a variety of scenery, a river, woods, open fields and small but challenging changes in elevation. I can only imaging how nice it would be on a crisp winter morning (not the hottest bank holiday Monday since records began!!)

it a good thing to have

Great hiking with the kids

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5 months ago

Had a great walk with the kids
Went only by the river though

on Dovedale NNR Loop

6 months ago

Easy light walk with good views along the river.

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.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Very nice, easy walk. Part along the river is very "soothing".

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Saturday, June 24, 2017

To get from Kenmore entails pavement walking to the bottom of the Glen Quaich road. From there the single track, paved road winds up to the turn off to the actual trail. The trail itself consists of a broad path through the forest area followed by a decent farm track all the way to Acharn. From there you have to hoof it along the Loch Tay, south side road back to Kenmore. There is traffic, but they respect the "walk friendly" signs.
From the trail the Ben Lawers range is visible as is Loch Tay below. Views of Kenmore are great on a sunny day. Lots of sheep around with the occasional deer, pheasant and grouse. Instead of the farm road down from the second bridge over the Acharn Burn, there is a nice trail down the east side with bridge viewpoints of the Acharn falls. The trail also ends in Acharn village.
It's a convenient walk from Kenmore, with no transport required, hence I have done it 34 times during my annual pilgrimage from South Africa.

on Manifold Track Loop

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Sunday, April 16, 2017

Very enjoyable walk. Mostly easygoing terrain but with a few steep spots that required scrambling. Not ideal for very young children, but any active child over 6 should be fine. The Alltrails route passes through a carpark where a food van sells tea, coffee, ice cream, snacks etc. (This was open and trading even on Easter Sunday). The route is a nice mix of track, road and field. I was walking in the rain which made parts very muddy and restricted the views in the higher elevations, but even so I would recommend. Hiking solo at a moderate pace with a light pack took about 3 hours. Next time I'll take the diversion to look at Thor's Cave.

Sunday, January 08, 2017

It was a beautiful and easy walking, with the sound of the river always making company. Highly recommended!

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