Thor's Cave: March 8th 2024 (Friday)
A breath-taking view that has to been experienced!
Hidden away amongst the magnificent rolling hills of the White Peak, this natural cavern, is set in a steep limestone crag. It's legend and name link it to the Norse God, Thor. It's entrance fittingly boasts a huge arch that frames fabulous scenery out over the national park - the gateway you would expect to home of a hammer-wielding god, associated with thunder, lightening and fertility.
Easily visible on approach from the footpath below, the cave has provided evidence of human occupation during the Stone Age, from 11,000 years ago; being used well into the Iron Age and even Roman Period. Findings include stone tools, pottery, amber beads and bronzes, as well as being the burial site of numerous people.
Wetton Hill & The Manifold Valley
See if your arrival is met by a clap of THUNDER!
- 11am meet in Wetton
- Waterproofs, warm layers, walking boots, packed lunch essential.
- Dogs welcome, but with leads and there are styles to negotiate.
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