Butterton

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Butterton
Butterton
Butterton is a lovely, quiet, strung-out village just off the Manifold Valley, in an area known as the Staffordshire Moorlands. It is a good centre from which to explore the central section of the Manfold Valley, there being an excellent network of footpaths from here and also to Wetton Mill and Ecton. The village is built of local sandstone and its outlook is dominated by the soaring steeple of the local church, constructed in 1879, a few years after the main part of the church. Previous churches on this site can be traced back to the 13th century.

The village is primarily a farming community and is clustered around the pub, the Black Lion Inn, built in 1782. The part from here down to the ford across Hoo Brook is very picturesque.
 

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Butterton Photo Gallery - click on the images to enlarge- Click Here for a slide show
Butterton
0 - Butterton
Grindon Church and Rindle Stone
1 - Grindon Church and Rindle Stone
Manifold Valley near Swainsley
2 - Manifold Valley near Swainsley
Grindon Cottage
3 - Grindon Cottage
Manifold Trail below Thors Cave
4 - Manifold Trail below Thors Cave
Manifold Valley from Thor's Cave
5 - Manifold Valley from Thor's Cave
Ecton Hill
6 - Ecton Hill
Ecton Hill adit entrance
7 - Ecton Hill adit entrance
Thors Cave - looking out up the Manifold Valley
8 - Thors Cave - looking out up the Manifold Valley
Manifold Valley - Thors Cave
9 - Manifold Valley - Thors Cave
Manifold Valley near Wetton
10 - Manifold Valley near Wetton
Local places of interest

Manifold and Hamps Trail

The Manifold and Hamps Trail is a Staffordshire Peak District cycle track which follows the old light railway which once ran along the valley.

Thor's Cave

Thor's Cave is the most spectacular sight of the Manifold valley, Staffordshire, a large cave with a fine view, which was inhabited in the Stone Age.

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