Thor's Cave and Ecton Hill - Trek Training

Walk through the winter snow in the White Peak, The Peak District.

3. Thor's Cave and Ecton Hill - Peak District

Saturday 18 November 2023. 


A guided trek training walk as part of a small group, from the village of Warslow in the White Peak, taking in Ecton Hill, Wetton Hill and a trip up to Thors Cave. Why not combine with our Hills of Dovedale Trek Training to make a great weekend of walking! 


Make a weekend of it and join our Hills of Dovedale Trek on Sunday 19 November too!


Key Facts 

Distance:  18km/11miles

Highest Point:  363m/1190ft 

Total Ascent:  1025m/3362ft 

Approximate Time: 6.5hrs (dependent on party's overall pace)


The Route

Our walk starts from the peaceful village of Warslow, equidistant between Ashbourne and Buxton. The route soon climbs high onto Ecton Hill, a fascinating area of industrial history including many disused copper mines. Wetton Mill is a perfect place to stop for refreshments before the steep climb onto Wetton Hill, where we are rewarded with far reaching views across Derbyshire and neighbouring Staffordshire. A slight deviation off the route to Thors Cave is well worth the effort to view this amazing natural cavern, perched high on the hillside. Our final summit of the day, Ossoms Hill, allows us to view the beautiful Manifold Valley below before we return to Warslow. 


Please note: 

The route described may vary according to participants level of ability, progress and weather conditions. Please be aware that the terrain maybe steep, hilly, rocky and boggy in places. Participants must be fit and able to complete a full day out on the hills and be comfortable walking all day with small breaks. 


The cost to join this walk is £38 per person.  Please book and pay below. 

Saturday 18 November 2023


  • Places available

Meeting Place and Time

We meet in the village of Warslow at 9.00am, to leave promptly for 9.15am.  Details will be sent to you when you book.

Further Information

What to wear and bring with you on Trek Training Walks
PWA General Information - Trek Training
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If you would like to stay locally the night before or after this walk, the villages of Warslow, Hulme End and Hartington are close by with the towns of Ashbourne and Buxton less than 30 minutes drive to the walk start.  Visit our Accommodation Page.