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Staffordshire Walks

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Alrewas and Fradley Junction7 miles (11 km)Enjoy a nice easy canal walk from Alrewas to Fradley Junction and then onto the village of Fradley. The route first follows the Trent and Mersey Canal to Fradley junction before turning south along the Coventry Canal to take you into Fradley. It's a very beautiful section of the canal, with lots of barges, old stone bridges and lovely tree lined towpaths. View Full Details>>
Apedale Country Park2 miles (4 km)Explore 450 acres of country park in Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire View Full Details>>
Aqualate Mere2 miles (3.5 km)Enjoy a peaceful walk through this lovely nature reserve near Newport, Staffordshire. In the reserve you'll find well surfaced footpaths taking you through pretty woodland and along the large mere which is the largest natural lake in the West Midlands. The area is great for birdwatching too. Look out forEurasian curlewandcommon snipe from one of the bird hides. The reedbed habitat also supports reed warbler and sedge warblerwhile marsh harrier and osprey have also been seen in the area. View Full Details>>
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>>
Beacon Way16 miles (25 km)This is the section of the Beacon Way from Sandwell to Chasewater, taking in the nature reserves, canals and woodland around Walsall. View Full Details>>
Belvide Reservoir4 miles (7 km)Enjoy a circular walk around Belvide Reservoir in South Staffordshire on this easy route. It's a great place for bird watching with bittern, goldeneye, pochard,shovellerandtufted duck to look out for on the water. View Full Details>>
Biddulph Grange Country Park2 miles (3.5 km)These beautiful National Trust gardens take you on a global journey from Italy to the pyramids of Egypt, a Victorian vision of China and a re-creation of a Himalayan glen 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>>
Blithfield Reservoir1 miles (2 km)This large reservoir in the Blithe Valley has three nice colour coded walking trails to try. The blue route shown below starts from the free car park towards the northern end of the lake. It's a short circular walk taking you through the broadleaf and coniferous woodland. The route is accessible and includes a bird hide where you can look out for a wide variety of birds. View Full Details>>
Branston Water Park2 miles (4 km)Enjoy woodland, wetland and meadow in this lovely park in Burton-Upon-Trent. The park is located a couple of miles from Burton-Upon-Trent town centre. You can follow the Trent and Mersey Canal all the way to the park from the town. The park is a great place for wildlife with lots of birds to look out for on the lakes. View Full Details>>
Burton on Trent to Barton under Needwood Canal Walk4 miles (6.5 km)This walk follows a lovely section of the Trent and Mersey Canal from Burton on Trent to Barton Marina in the the nearby village of Barton under Needwood. On the way you'll pass Branston Water Park where there's a series of lakes and lots of wildlife to look out for. There's also pretty locks and nice open views over the surrounding Staffordshire countryside. View Full Details>>
Caldon Canal6 miles (10 km)Follow the Caldon Canal through the beautiful River Churnet Valley on this easy walk in Staffordshire. 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>>
Cheshire Ring Canal Walk98 miles (158 km)This nice easy walk follows six historic canals through Cheshire, Greater Manchester and Staffordshire. View Full Details>>
Churnet Valley7 miles (11 km)This walk takes you through Staffordshire's beautiful Churnet Valley from Froghall to Cheddleton. The route follows the Caldon Canal and the River Churnet between the two towns with some stunning scenery to enjoy. View Full Details>>
Consall Hall Gardens1 miles (1.5 km)Explore the beautiful landscaped gardens surrounding Consall Hall near Stoke-on-Trent. The public gardens are open from April until October on the 1st SUNDAY of the month. The gardens contain contain six lakes, follies, summer houses and packhorse bridges. It's a stunning area and perfect for a summer afternoon stroll but check with the website below for opening times and admission. View Full Details>>
Consall Nature Park2 miles (4 km)This lovely nature park near Stoke-on-Trent has four waymarked walking trails to try. All the walks start from the visitor centre which has displays, exhibitions and a shop. In the park you will find two large ponds, streams, easy woodland trails and a more challenging climb to Kingsley Banks where there are wonderful views over the Churnet Valley. The area is also great for wildlife with birds including Redstart, Pied Flycatcher, Woodcock and Tree Pipit. Also look out for grass snakes, butterflies and dragonflies around the peaceful pools. There are also lots of pretty plants and flowers to enjoy such as marsh-marigold, Butterbur and bluebells in the woods. 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>>
Dane Valley Way41 miles (66 km)Follow the River Dane through Derbyshire and Cheshire on this fabulous walk from Buxton to Middlewich. View Full Details>>
Deep Hayes Country Park2 miles (3 km)Explore 143 acres of woods, meadows, canals and pools in this pretty country park in Cheddleton, Staffordshire. There are a number of waymarked walking trails and a visitor centre where you can find more details. View Full Details>>
Dimmingsdale3 miles (5 km)These lovely woods near Stoke have some fine trails to explore. Waymarked footpaths will take you along a series of pools and streams with interesting sandstone outcrops and lots of wildlife to look out for on the way. 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>>
Greenway Bank Country Park2 miles (3.2 km)Enjoy a short waterside walk around Knypersley Reservoir in this country park near Biddulph View Full Details>>
Gritstone Trail35 miles (56 km)This beautiful, challenging walk runs through the Peak District from Disley to Kidsgrove. View Full Details>>
Hanchurch Woods10 miles (16.5 km)These woods near Trentham have three nice waymarked trails to try. The walks are colour coded and include the Green Walk, Red Walk and Blue Walk. The route below takes you around all three routes in a 10 mile, figure of eight walk. There's some moderate climbs and great views over the area from the high points. You can pick up all the trails from the car park off Drayton Road, about a mile west of the village of Hanchurch. 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>>
Heart of England Way101 miles (163 km)Follow the Heart of England Way through the Midlands of England. The walk starts from Milford Common on Cannock Chase and heads through Staffordshire, Warwickshire and Gloucestershire before finisihing at Bourton on the Water in the Cotswolds. View Full Details>>
Hen Cloud1 miles (2 km)Enjoy a short climb to Hen Cloud on this walk in the Staffordshire Peak District. The hill is on the southern end of a gritstone escarpment which includes The Roaches and Ramshaw Rocks. View Full Details>>
Highgate Common3 miles (4.5 km)This walk follows the numerous trails on Highate Common - a designated country park and local nature reserve near Wolverhampton. Here you will find 320 acres of lowland heath covered with heather, broom and gorse. There are also areas of woodland, with silver birch, pendunculate oak and coniferous plantation. Also look out for a variety of wildlife including lizards, Slow Worms, Grass Snakes, Rabbits, Bush-crickets, moths, beetles, flies, and Dragonflies. 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>>
Ilam Circular Walk8 miles (13.5 km)Explore Ilam Park before heading into the beautiful Manifold Valley on this circular walk in the Staffordshire Peak District. The route runs for just over 8 miles and includes some moderately challenging hill climbs, so a reasonable level of fitness is required. View Full Details>>
Ilam Park1 miles (2 km)Ilam Country Park is a delightful open space owned by the National Trust. It is situated on the River Manifold about five miles north west of Ashbourne in the Staffordshire and Derbyshire Peak District. Highlights in the park include Ilam Hall and gardens, Bunster Hill, Hinkley Wood, a Visitor Centre, tea-room and shop. The park is perfect for a short riverside stroll in one of the prettiest areas in England. View Full Details>>
Kingsford Country Park4 miles (7 km)Explore 200 acres of woodland and heathland in this Worcestershire based park. Terrain in the park consists of hills and cliffs, with sandy paths crossing the area. The park has 4 waymarked trails of varying lenghts to explore. The route below also visits the National Trust owned Kinver Edge. This woodland sandstone ridge offers dramatic views across surrounding counties and miles of heathland walking. View Full Details>>
Kinver Edge2 miles (4 km)This National Trust owned woodlandescarpment has miles of good walking trails to try. It's excellent walking country with lovely heathland, woodland trails and magnificent views over the surrounding Staffordshire and Worcestershire countryside. The sandstone ridge also includes an Iron Age Hill Fort and fascinating red sandstone formations. You can stop and admire the views from a number of seats dotted along the ridge top path. View Full Details>>
Ladderedge Country Park1 miles (1 km)Explore 70 acres of wetland, meadows and woodlands on this short circular walk in Leek. The park has good footpaths with views of the River Churnet Valley and the Peak District. View Full Details>>
Lichfield Canal1 miles (1.5 km)Enjoy an easy walk along a section of the Lichfield Canal Heritage Trail. It runs along a recently restored section of the Lichfield Canal in Lichfield, Staffordshire. The walk starts from just south of Darnford Park. You then follow the canal west past the Borrowcop Locks Canal Park. View Full Details>>
Lichfield City Walk2 miles (3 km)This city walk explores the area around the magnificent cathedral in the Staffordshire city of Lichfield. There's much to enjoy with interesting architecture, historic sites, pretty parks and lakeside trails. View Full Details>>
Limestone Way46 miles (74 km)Travel through the beautiful Peak District National Park on this walk through Derbyshire and into Staffordshire. View Full Details>>
Longnor5 miles (8.4 km)The village of Longnor is based in a lovely part of the Staffordshire Peak District. This circular walk visits some of the highlights of the area including the River Manifold, the River Dove and the prominent hill of High Wheeldon. There's some gorgeous rolling countryside and fine, far reaching views from the high points to enjoy. View Full Details>>
Lud's Church3 miles (5 km)This walk visits the fascinating deep chasm of Lud's Church on the edge of the Staffordshire Peak District. It's a lovely place for a walk with nice views of the Dane Valley and woodland trails through Forest Wood and Gradbach Wood near the chasm. 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>>
Millennium Way41 miles (66 km)Travel across the width of Staffordshire and visit Stafford, Colwich, Rugeley, Yoxall and Barton Under Needwood on this splendid walk View Full Details>>
Monarch's Way615 miles (990 km)This incredible 615-mile walk approximates the escape route taken by King Charles II in 1651 after being defeated in the Battle of Worcester. View Full Details>>
Mow Cop1 miles (1.5 km)Visit Mow Cop Castle and the Old Man of Mow on this short circular walk on the Cheshire–Staffordshireborder. The castle sits in an elevated position above the village with wonderful views over the surrounding Staffordshire countryside and the Cheshire Plain. The 18th century folly is a well know landmark positioned 355m above sea level and visible for miles around. The walk also visits the Old Man of Mow - an interesting 65ft rock formation just to the north of the castle. Near here is a triangulation pillar and more great views to enjoy. View Full Details>>
National Memorial Arboretum5 miles (8 km)This peaceful circular walk takes you through the National Memorial Arboretum and its surrounding countryside in Alrewas, near Lichfield in Staffordshire. There are 30,000 trees in the 150 acre Arboretum, forming a unique living tribute to those who have served and continue to serve our country. There are also over 300 thought-provoking memorials, each with a story to tell. View Full Details>>
Newcastle Way25 miles (40 km)Starting at View Full Details>>
Oakamoor5 miles (8.2 km)The pretty Staffordshire village of Oakamoor makes a great base for exploring the beautiful Churnet Valley. 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>>
Royal Shrovetide Football Challenge19 miles (31 km)This walk celebrates the Royal Shrovetide Football Match which occurs annually on Shrove Tuesday in the town of Ashbourne. The game is played on a 3 mile long pitch and takes place over two days. 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>>
Shropshire Union Canal66 miles (106 km)Travel from the ourskirts of Wolverhampton to Ellesmere Port on this long distance waterside walk along the Shropshire Union Canal. View Full Details>>
Shugborough Park4 miles (6.5 km)This circular walk uses public footpaths and the Staffordshire Way to take you around Shugborough Park in Great Haywood. You also have the option of exploring the 900 acre Shugborough Estate with its mansion house and delightful gardens. This does require and entry fee though. 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>>
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>>
Staffordshire Way95 miles (153 km)Travel through Staffordshire, Cheshire, Derbyshire, Worcestershire and enjoy canals, lakes, country parks and a series of pretty towns and villages. View Full Details>>
Stoke on Trent Canal Walk2 miles (4 km)This waterside walk takes you along the Trent and Mersey Canal and the Calder Canal to Hanley Park in Stoke on Trent View Full Details>>
Stourbridge Canal3 miles (5.5 km)Enjoy an easy waterside walk along this pretty canal in the West Midlands View Full Details>>
Tamworth Canal Walk4 miles (6.5 km)This walk follows the towpath of the Coventry Canal through Tamworth, from Fazeley Junction to Pooley Country Park. It's a very pleasant section of the canal, running for just over 4 miles with pretty locks, barges, old bridges and tree lined sections. View Full Details>>
The Roaches3 miles (5.5 km)This walk is one of the most popular in the Peak District and a favourite for many. It runs along an elevated rocky ridge, with fascinating rock formations and wonderful views of the surrounding countrsyide and the nearby Tittesworth Reservoir. Ridge walking is always a joy but this one is something special. Highlights include a series of weathered gritstone boulders and the mystical Doxy Pool. The pool is said to be inhabited by a malicious water spirit which drags victims into the depths. View Full Details>>
Thor's Cave2 miles (2.5 km)This walk takes you to the stunning naturalcavern of Thor's Cave in the Manifold Valleyarea of the Peak District. There is a good footpath through the countryside from the nearby village of Wetton which takes you to the cave. Once there you can enter the cave and enjoy the fascinating rock formations and mineral colours. It's a magical place with interesting nooks and crannies to explore. There are also great views of the Manifold Valley through the cave entrance. You can return to Wetton along the same path and then enjoy refreshments at the 18th century Royal Oak Inn. It's also nice to have a stroll around Wetton Village with its little cottages, village green and church which has a 14th century tower. View Full Details>>
Three Shires Head4 miles (6 km)Explore this beautiful section of the Dane Valley and enjoy rivers, old stone bridges and waterfalls on this lovely walk in the Peak District. View Full Details>>
Tittesworth Reservoir4 miles (7 km)Enjoy a circular walk around this lovely reservoir on the edge of the Peak District. There are waterside sections along the shoreline, woodland trails and fantastic views of the nearby Hen Cloud and The Roaches. The walk starts and ends at the visitor centre at the northern end of Tittesworth Water. Here you will find a cafe, an interactive exhibition, and picnic areas overlooking the River Churnet Valley. 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>>
Trentham Gardens2 miles (4 km)This circular walk in Staffordshire takes you around the beautiful Trentham Gardens and Trentham Lake. There's 300 acres of landscaped parkland, gardens and woodland to explore on a series of good footpaths. Features in the park include a Floral Labyrinth, Secret Garden, Japanese Garden and Italian Gardens. It's great for wildlife with a deer park, monkey forest and heronry by the large lake. There's also a lakeside boardwalk, a maze and a miniature railway to try. The estate is located just outside Stoke-on-Trent. You can use the google street view link below to virtually explore the estate! View Full Details>>
Trimpley Reservoir2 miles (3.5 km)This circular walk on the edge of the Wyre Forest visits Eymore Wood and Trimpley Reservoir. There's nice woodland trails and a path along the reservoir to enjoy. View Full Details>>
Two Saints Way92 miles (148 km)Travel through Cheshire and Staffordshire on this wonderful long distance walking trail. The 92 mile pilgrimage route runs from Chester to Lichfield, passing through Nantwich, Stoke-on-Trent and Stafford. It is named after the saints St WerburghandSt Chad, Saxon saints who brought Christianity from Northumbria to the ancient kingdom of Mercia in the seventh century. It runs between St Werburgh's shrine at Chester to St Chad's shrine at Lichfield. The route is typically completed in the following four sections: View Full Details>>
Walk Around Alton6 miles (9 km)This Staffordshire village is most well known for the Alton Towers Theme Park but it also has some lovely walks to try. This circular walk uses Staffordshire Way to take you to one of the highlights of the area at Dimmingsdale. These lovely woods include waymarked footpaths taking you along a series of pools and streams with interesting sandstone outcrops and lots of wildlife to look out for on the way. View Full Details>>
Weaver Hills6 miles (9 km)This circular walk explores the Weaver Hills area of the White Peak. The small range of hills are located a few miles west of Ashbourne in north eastStaffordshire. They climb to a height of over 1200ft offering fine views over the Peak District and the Churnet Valley. The Weaver Hills are thought to be the southernmost main hills andcarboniferous limestonerock strata of thePennines. View Full Details>>
Westport Lake1 miles (2 km)Enjoy an easy circular walk around this pretty lake in Stoke-on-Trent. There is a good footpath running for about 1 mile around the lake. It's a great area for wildlife watching with tufted duck, kingfisher andgreat crested grebes to look out for around the lake and conservation area. It's a lovely area with attractive woodland around the pretty lake and a nice relaxed feel to the place. The lake also has good facilities with a cafe, visitor centre, free car park and picnic tables. View Full Details>>

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