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2019.08.14 - CAR RAMBLE - Alstonefield / P&PC SK130556, ~W on FP (South of Brook Lodge) & road to join Asbourne Lane ~NNW thru Wetton, ~N on FP (on East side of Wetton Hill), ~NNW to Manor House, ~SW on 'Other Routes' to Wetton Mill / P & PC, cross River Manifold, BW ~W then ~SW along river (Waterslacks) , FP ~WNW along Hoo Brook, short turn ~S to reach Potbrook Lane, ~N thru Butterton to PH & Church, ~N from Church then FP ~N across Warslow Brook  to join B5053 Rd (on West side of Brownlow), ~ENE along Rd past Shay Side to past Warslow, before Hobcroft Farm FP ~ESE then E to road ESE to Ecton, climb on FP ~S & ~E to Ecton Top, ~SE to SK107568, ~E / ESE to Gateham Farm & across Long Lane, ESE on FP then SE on road into Alstonefield - leader Liz Savage - Wednesday

Rain at times made photographing difficult / also muddy conditions under foot made walking difficult & slow / but a spectacular area especially in sunny weather

at Alstonefield Parking & P.C. - weather gear donned before starting on walk against expected heavy rain
some adventurous souls take steep route up Wetton Hill
most of party continue skirting around hill
Manor House - position seems to be as on 1 in 50.000 map rather than as on 1 in 25.000 map?
the tail enders from the Wetton Hill diversion jaunt about to rejoin the main party
zoomed-in upward onto a stile high up Wetton Hill
coming into Wetton Mill & National Trust Tea Rooms
River Manifold
Wetton Mill Tea Rooms
view from the road bridge of the River Manifold
we, however, follow the Hoo Brook tributary which joins the River Manifold
slippery mud
high round drystone wall structure at south edge of Butterton - any idea why it was built?
zoomed into Butterton's Church
note round drystone wall structure (seen earlier) now behind us as we U turned towards Butterton
the road through Butterton at the lower level here apparently crosses a ford on Hoo Brook?
Butterton Wakes
Black Lion Inn - apparently built 1782?
note the upward spike on the left
the spike seems to be a giant clothes peg - what does it signify?
St Bartholomew's Church, Butterton - opened 1873 - grade 2 listed building

sheltering in the church porch for lunch

Warslow Brook crossed by the B5053 Road

a footbridge over Warslow Brook on our route

Warslow - some facts
Warslow's St Lawrence's Church
A standoff with frisky bullocks? who can move suddenly & rapidly en masse without apparent reason - care and confidence required on paths through them.
mine detritus on hill?
on road towards Ecton
National Cycle Network near Ecton - seems to coincide with the Manifold Way?
The Folly - Ecton Mine House?
another view of The Folly zoomed into from path up to Top of Ecton
on the path up to Top of Ecton
sheep round up
The shepherd on a quad bike rounding up the sheep
Gateham Farm

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