A branch hanging over the River Manifold at Wetton Mill, Staffordshire.
The River Manifold is a river in Staffordshire, England. It is a tributary of the River Dove (which also flows through the Peak District forming the boundary between Derbyshire and Staffordshire).
The Manifold rises just south of Buxton near Axe Edge, at the northern edge of the White Peak of the Peak District National Park, known for its limestone beds. It continues for 12 miles before it joins the Dove. For part of its course, it runs underground, (except when in spate), from Wetton Mill to Ilam. During this section it is joined by its major tributary, the River Hamps.
Villages on the river include Longnor, Hulme End, Waterhouses (which is actually on the River Hamps), and Ilam.
Its name may come from Anglo-Saxon manig-fald = “many folds”, referring to its meanders.