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Walking Downs Banks near Barlaston ( Download : )
distance 3.24km Vertical gain +70m Vertical drop -77m duration 1h05 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Stone Rural - Staffordshire

This walk explores an attractive area of Staffordshire woodland and heath between Stone and Barlaston. The route includes some excellent views over the surrounding countryside and also further afield into neighbouring Shropshire.

Walking Sandon Park from Salt ( Download : )
distance 7.38km Vertical gain +80m Vertical drop -77m duration 2h20 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Salt and Enson - Staffordshire

A short Staffordshire walk that begins by following a section of the Trent & Mersey Canal through the Trent Valley. The walk continues to include some pleasant Staffordshire countryside and the glorious parkland of Sandon Hall.

distance 10.64km Vertical gain +46m Vertical drop -41m duration 3h10 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Hopton and Coton - Staffordshire

This Staffordshire walk combines field and canalside paths to the east of Stafford. There are some interesting histroical buildings along the way which adds an historical focus to the route.

distance 5.65km Vertical gain +34m Vertical drop -38m duration 1h40 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Staffordshire

This short walk explores the Staffordshire countryside between the eastern outskirts of Stafford and the Cannock Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The route offers views to Cannock Chase and the chance to explore the villages of Walton-on-the-Hill and Brocton.

Walking Shugborough from Milford ( Download : )
distance 6.71km Vertical gain +63m Vertical drop -65m duration 2h05 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Berkswich - Staffordshire

This Staffordshire walk begins with an exploratory look at a small part of Cannock Chase - now designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It then includes a walk through the parkland surrounding Lord Lichfield's Shugborough Hall before concluding with a look at some of Britain's canal heritage.

Walking Cannock Chase from Milford ( Download : )
distance 11.4km Vertical gain +155m Vertical drop -155m duration 3h40 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Berkswich - Staffordshire

The heathland of Cannock Chase in Staffordshire offers plenty of walks. This route starts from Milford, near Stafford, and visits some of the highlights of the area including the Stepping Stones and Seven Springs.

distance 10.14km Vertical gain +124m Vertical drop -124m duration 3h10 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Berkswich - Staffordshire

This Staffordshire walk explores some of the highlights of Cannock Chase AONB in the vicinity of Milford. The route includes heathland, a section of canal and a walk through Shugborough Park.

distance 10.11km Vertical gain +114m Vertical drop -123m duration 3h10 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Berkswich - Staffordshire

A Staffordshire walk that explores some of the highlights of the northern part of Cannock Chase AONB. The route includes heathland, a section of canal and a walk through Shugborough Park.

distance 10.64km Vertical gain +148m Vertical drop -146m duration 3h25 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Brocton - Staffordshire

The war memorials on Cannock Chase provide a poignant reminder of our past history. This Staffordshire walk starts from the village of Brocton and offers an intresting insight into the landscape of Cannock Chase whilst visiting the war memorials.

distance 11.31km Vertical gain +323m Vertical drop -316m duration 4h00 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Leekfrith - Staffordshire

This North Staffordshire walk starts from Tittesworth Reservoir and climbs onto the Roaches, a popular rocky escarpment in the Peak District National Park. The return includes the summit of Hen Cloud before crossing typical Staffordshire countryside.

distance 8.19km Vertical gain +184m Vertical drop -192m duration 2h45 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Staffordshire

This North Staffordshire linear walk starts in the village of Rushton Spencer near Leek and follows the Staffordshire Way to the summit of the Cloud. This local landmark offers some wonderful views across north Cheshire and north Staffordshire.

distance 12.05km Vertical gain +323m Vertical drop -323m duration 4h15 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Wetton - Staffordshire

This Peak District walk explores The Manifold Valley in Staffordshire. The mostly high-level route is full of interest including Thor's Cave and Throwley Old Hall with magnificent views throughout.

distance 7.13km Vertical gain +192m Vertical drop -191m duration 2h30 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Leekfrith - Staffordshire

The Roaches are a dominant feature of the North Staffordshire landscape and this walk provides a perfect introduction to this rugged area. An integral part of the Peak District National Park, this gritstone edge has superb views over the surrounding area.

Walking The Roaches & Lud's Church ( Download : )
distance 11.02km Vertical gain +360m Vertical drop -357m duration 4h00 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Leekfrith - Staffordshire

The Roaches are a popular place to walk offering dramatic views in this part of North Staffordshire. This walk includes Lud's Church a deep chasm that has some interesting historical connections.

distance 15.53km Vertical gain +324m Vertical drop -323m duration 5h10 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Macclesfield Forest and Wildboarclough - Cheshire

An exploration of northern Staffordshire that is rarely walked.

distance 6.8km Vertical gain +186m Vertical drop -175m duration 2h25 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Macclesfield Forest and Wildboarclough - Cheshire

This Peak District walk explores the quieter side of the Staffordshire Roaches visiting the rocky cleft of Lud's Church before exploring the moorland and woodland of Back Forest. The views into Cheshire are excellent. Route finding is fine provided you take care when descending from Roach End.

distance 8.76km Vertical gain +213m Vertical drop -190m duration 3h00 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Macclesfield Forest and Wildboarclough - Cheshire

A Staffordshire walk that explores the valleys and high ground to the west of the Roaches.

Three Shires Head and Knotbury from Gradbach
distance 11.2km Vertical gain +211m Vertical drop -209m duration 3h40 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Macclesfield Forest and Wildboarclough - Cheshire

A Peak District walk full of interest that visits Staffordshire, Cheshire and Derbyshire. The route is generally easy to follow and the highlights are the packhorse bridges at Three Shires Head, the quarries at Danebower and some excellent panoramas.

distance 13.14km Vertical gain +371m Vertical drop -365m duration 4h40 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Quarnford - Staffordshire

A Peak District walk that includes counties - Staffordshire, Derbyshire and Cheshire. The route uses a mixture of paths, tracks and minor roads and also includes a section of the Dane Valley Way.

distance 9.71km Vertical gain +132m Vertical drop -120m duration 3h05 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Hartington Town Quarter - Derbyshire

This Derbyshire walk starts from the village of Hartington and explores three limestone Dales. The route follows the River Dove and also includes a section through drystone walled fields above the village.

distance 11.37km Vertical gain +185m Vertical drop -174m duration 3h40 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Hartington Town Quarter - Derbyshire

This walk starts in Hartington and explores Beresford Dale before visiting the village of Alstonefield. The route then continues by descending back into Wolfescote Dale and a return to the start.

distance 7.85km Vertical gain +195m Vertical drop -204m duration 2h40 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Hartington Town Quarter - Derbyshire

Pilsbury Castle is the main objective on this Peak District walk from bustling Hartington. Including White Peak scenery alongside the upper section of the River Dove this walk includes both Derbsyhire and Staffordshire sides of the Dove Valley.

distance 10.84km Vertical gain +141m Vertical drop -141m duration 3h25 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Hartington Town Quarter - Derbyshire

This walk from Hartington in Derbyshire follows a section of the River Dove. The route takes you through three limestone dales and across typical farming country for the area.

Biggin, Wolfscote & Beresford Dales from Hartington
distance 8.84km Vertical gain +116m Vertical drop -116m duration 2h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Hartington Town Quarter - Derbyshire

This Peak District walk explores three dales in the White Peak starting from the village of Hartington. The walk is generally easy underfoot and provides a good introduction to this area.

Biggin & Parsley Hay from Hartington
distance 14.29km Vertical gain +199m Vertical drop -198m duration 4h35 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Hartington Town Quarter - Derbyshire

Field paths, quiet lanes, walled tracks and a former railway are used for this walk that explores the area to the north of the busy village of Hartington. The route lies wholly within Derbyshire although in the latter part of the walk good views into neighbouring Staffordshire are also enjoyed. The route includes much that is typical of this part of the peak district including the village of Biggin and the upper reaches of the Dove Valley.

distance 15.28km Vertical gain +243m Vertical drop -240m duration 4h55 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Longnor - Derbyshire

A Peak District walk that explores the uppear reaches of the Dove and Manifold Valleys. The route is generally easy to navigate and uses a series of paths and tracks across the Limestone country. Refreshments are available at the start and at Hartington.

distance 9.07km Vertical gain +315m Vertical drop -317m duration 3h20 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Longnor - Derbyshire

This route starts from the attractive North Staffordshire village of Longnor. It then crosses the Dove Valley into Derbyshire, passes through Earl Sterndale to climb High Wheeldon before re-crossing the Dove back into Staffordshire. The scenery en-route is varied with excellent views of this part of the Peak District throughout.

distance 12.29km Vertical gain +352m Vertical drop -351m duration 4h20 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Hollinsclough - Derbyshire

This Peak District walk explores the upper section of the Dove valley and sees few walkers.