In the White Peak Wetton is a secluded tranquil path through a steep-sided limestone valley off the Manifold valley. The route joins Leek Road in the south with the tarmacked cul-de-sac at Manor House and offers a link with many other walks around Wetton Hill, including the Manifold Way.
Until recently the valley offered a rare treat of a grass path through a wildflower rich meadow but now motorcycles are creating well-worn earth ruts, particularly in the middle section of the lane and even during dry weather use. Voluntary restraint by motor vehicle users has been tried through the winter months but the route continues to deteriorate.
In order to protect the grass surface, the Peak District National Park Authority are now consulting on banning all recreational motor vehicles from using it with a traffic regulation order.
If you would like to support this order then please do write to the Authority. Details can be found here: