Monday March 19th
I drove over to Thorpe Cloud to take my monthly photo and spent the day driving around the Manifold Valley.
The Manifold rises just south of Buxton near Axe Edge, at the northern edge of the White Peak, known for its limestone beds. It continues for 12 miles (19 km) 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.
This is the view from near Throwleymoor Farm northwards. Parkhouse Hill can be seen on the left in the far distance. This lies on the northern side of the Dove Valley in Derbyshire. The hill on the right about halfway up is called Oldpark Hill. I have several other photos of this taken from the opposite side of the river Manifold.