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