GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Staffordshire Cycle Routes

Staffordshire forms part of the West Midlands Cycle Route which has some lovely rural scenery passing through the heart of England. For a leisurely ride the Trent and Mersey Canal is a good choice.

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You can also view an overview map of all the routes in the using the Staffordshire Cycle Map>>

There are several National Cycle Network signed routes in the county many of which have been mapped and can be viewed and downloaded below.
For more information on NCN routes in the county (including free cycle maps) please click here

For more information on cycle routes in Staffordshire including tips, advice and free cycle maps please click here

Route NamePhotoDistanceDescription
Baggeridge Country Park2 miles (3.5 km)Enjoy 150 acres of woodland and countryside in this country park near Wolverhampton View Full Details>>
Bathpool Park2 miles (3.4 km)Enjoy a pleasant cycle or walk around Bathpool Park in Kidsgrove, Staffordshire View Full Details>>
Birmingham and Fazeley Canal15 miles (24 km)Enjoy a walk or cycle along the Birmingham and Fazeley Canal from the city centre of Birmingham to the town of Fazeley in Staffordshire. Along the way there's lots of pretty locks, old bridges, nature reserves and wildlife to look out for. View Full Details>>
Birmingham to Burton-Upon-Trent43 miles (70 km)On this ride you will follow NCN routes 5 and 54 through the West Midlands in to Staffordshire View Full Details>>
Birmingham to Lichfield28 miles (45 km)This route follows NCN routes 5 and 54 through the West Midlands in to Staffordshire View Full Details>>
Burton-Upon-Trent to Derby16 miles (26 km)Travel through Staffordshire into Derbyshire along National Cycle route 54 on this pleasant short route View Full Details>>
Burton-Upon-Trent to Uttoxeter25 miles (40 km)Travel through Staffordshire and Derbyshire along National Cycle route 54 on this interesting route View Full Details>>
Buxton to Uttoxeter42 miles (68 km)Take a trip through the lovely White Peak area of the Peak District on this challenging route which also passes by the famous Alton Towers theme park . You start by the railway station in Buxton and head south along National Cycle route 68 towards Hurdlow where you join the off road Pennine Bridleway for a short stretch. Country roads take you onto Hartington shortly before crossing the River Dove at Beresford Dale. You then join the Manifold Way - a terrific off road section that follows a dismantled railway line along the River Manifold. View Full Details>>
Cannock Chase Country Park6 miles (10 km)This huge country park has 3000 acres of cycling and walking trails to explore. The route starts at the park cycle hire centre and takes you to Brindley Heath on woodland trails before returning to the start point. Cannock Chase is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with a large variety of wildlife including 800 fallow deer. The park is located just a few miles from Stafford. View Full Details>>
Churnet Valley5 miles (7.5 km)This easy cycle route takes you along a dismantled railway from Denstone to Oakamoor in the Churnet Valley. It's a fairly flat path, running for just over 4 miles with nice views of the surrounding Staffordshire Moorlands countryside. View Full Details>>
Coventry Canal38 miles (61 km)Enjoy waterside cycling and walking along the 38 mile long Coventry Canal towpath. Walkers can follow the whole of the route while cyclists can enjoy lovely sections through Coventry and from Marston Junction to Nuneaton. View Full Details>>
Downs Banks2 miles (3.5 km)Enjoy a circular walk around this pretty area of woodland and heathland near Stone, in Staffordshire. The area is also known as Barlaston Downs and is run by the National Trust so there is a car park and good walking trails to follow through the area. There is some climbing on the walk but you are rewarded with splendid views over the Staffordshire countryside from the Millennium Viewpoint. There is also a pretty stream with marshland and wildflowers next to it. The route below is designed for walkers but cyclists can follow a waymarked bridleway through the area too. View Full Details>>
Hanley Forest Park1 miles (2 km)This large park in Stoke-on-Trent has some nice walking and cycling paths to try. In the park you'll find woodland trails and a large lake. There's also a small hill with nice views over the city and surrounding countryside. View Full Details>>
Hopwas Woods2 miles (3 km)Enjoy walking and cycling trails in these woods near Tamworth. There's 385 acres of ancient woodland to explore with the Coventry Canal running through the eastern edge of the forest. For mountain bikers there are opportunites for some fun off road cycling with natural single track, dirt tracks and some short steep descents. View Full Details>>
Macclesfield to Stoke-on-Trent29 miles (46 km)This lovely ride follows National Cycle route 55 through Cheshire to Staffordshire. You start in Macclesfield and head to Congleton on country roads with views of the Macclesfield canal as you go. You will also pass Gawsworth New Hall and Redes Mere on this section of the route. View Full Details>>
Manifold Way8 miles (13 km)Follow the River Manifold and the River Hamps through the Manifold Valley on this splendid shared walking and cycling path through the Peak District. The path runs from Waterhouses toHulme End along a former railway line with beauitful Peak District Scenery to enjoy. View Full Details>>
Park Hall Country Park2 miles (4 km)Enjoy a cycle or walk in this large country park in Stoke-on-Trent View Full Details>>
Rudyard Lake4 miles (7 km)Enjoy a cycle or walk around this large lake in the Staffordshire Moorlands. Cyclists can cycle the whole of the route apart from a section around the north western area where you need to dismount while crossing private property. The route starts and ends at the visitor centre at the southern end of the lake. It follows good paths along the shoreline and through several long woodland sections, making use of the Staffordshire Way along the western side of the water. View Full Details>>
Sabrina Way203 miles (327 km)This route is part of the National Bridleroute Network and primarily designed for horse riders but can be used by walkers and cyclists also. The trail starts at the deer park at Great Barrington and heads north to Hartington. The route passes through the Cotswolds, the Malvern Hills, the Wyre Forest and Cannock Chase Forest, before finishing in the Derbyshire Peak District. For cyclists a mountain bike or hybrid is advised. View Full Details>>
Silverdale Country Park2 miles (3 km)This pretty country park is located in Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire. It has safe, family cycle paths and well maintained walking trails taking you around the open grassland landscape. There is a large pond which attracts great crested newts, a plateau with lovely views of the surrounding countryside, farm meadows, wilidlife conservation areas and woodland areas. View Full Details>>
Stafford to Market Drayton28 miles (45 km)This route follows National Cycle route 55 and local signed cycle routes from Stafford to Market Drayton via Newport.
The route starts near Stafford centre on the National Cycle route 55 and follows a dismantled railway before a series of quiet signed country roads takes you through Newport and on to Market Drayton in Shropshire. View Full Details>>
Stafford to Stone11 miles (17 km)Follow National Cycle route 5 from Stafford to Stone on this pleasant short ride through Staffordshire. View Full Details>>
Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal46 miles (74 km)Follow the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal from Stourport-on-Severn to Great Haywood on this easy waterside walking and cycling route. The walk starts at Stourport-on-Severn by the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal Basin near to the River Severn. You then head north to Kidderminster with views of the River Stour as you go. You continue to Kinver where you could deviate from the path to visit the splendid Kingsford Country Park and Kinver Edge. The large area of woodland and heathland has miles of walking trails with wonderful views across the region. View Full Details>>
Stoke-On-Trent to Northwich32 miles (52 km)This route starts at the train station in Stoke-On-Trent and follows National Cycle route 5 to Northwich. From the start point you head north passing through the lovely Hanley and Central Forest Parks on your way to Bruslem. A mixture of off road paths and short on road sections take you to Kidsgrove where you can enjoy a short stretch along the Trent & Mersey Canal. View Full Details>>
Stoke-On-Trent to Stafford18 miles (29 km)Head through Staffordshire along National Cycle route 5 on this fine cycle ride. View Full Details>>
Stoke-On-Trent to Stone9 miles (15 km)This short easy route follows the Trent & Mersey Canal and National Cycle route 5 from Stoke-On-Trent to Stone. The route starts and finishes at the train stations in each place and takes place largely on a long traffic free section running by the canal. View Full Details>>
Trent and Mersey Canal95 miles (153 km)Follow the Trent and Mersey Canal through Derbyshire, Staffordshire and Cheshire on this long distance waterside walk. View Full Details>>
Wolverhampton to Telford22 miles (35 km)This route follows National Cycle route 81 through the West Midlands to Shropshire View Full Details>>

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