Thor’s Cave is a natural cavern set in a steep limestone crag in the Peak District. It has a huge arched entrance that is easily visible (and quite accessible) from the footpath on the scenic Manifold Way below.
Evidence has been found of human occupation of Thor’s Cave during the latter Stone Age, from around 11,000 years ago, with use well into the Iron Age and Roman period. Past excavations have found stone tools, pottery, amber beads and bronze items, as well as the burial sites of at least seven people.
Thor’s Cave is popular with visitors and the views out into the valley are spectacular, but great care should be taken in exploring – there are very steep, unguarded drops from the entrances, and the surfaces can be slippery.
There is a small free car park near Thor's Cave in the village of Wetton. Car parking address for Thor's Cave: Wetton Car Park, Carr Lane, Wetton, Ashbourne, DE6 2AF.
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