Walks in Staffordshire

Staffordshire Way
Following the Staffordshire Way near Rugeley

Walkers find much to interest and challenge them in Staffordshire. For example there is the towpath of the Caldon Canal is country walking at its best. Apart from the wonderful Staffordshire scenery, there are lots of things to see - from the Leek Branch aqueduct, to locks, mills and a steam railway at Cheddleton. Good walking is also to be had around the shores of Rudyard Lake and along the Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal. More interesting walks can be found here such as a lovely excursion to Depp Hayes Country Park or a walk which takes in the fabulous history of the Wedgwood Pottery.

Interactive map of the walks


Walk Miles Description
Dunstall and Barton Under Needwood 5.6 It is worth the effort climbing out of the Trent Valley to Dunstall and into the National Forest for the return to the small town of Barton under Needwood.
Wedgwood, Barlaston, Downs Bank and the Trent and Mersey Canal 5.9 A six mile walk south of Stoke in the heart of Potteries country with an optional visit to an iconic pottery factory.
Deep Hayes Country Park, Cheddleton, Longsdon and Denford 5.9 A walk of six miles in Staffordshire with lots to explore, particularly if you're interested in the industrial heritage of this historic county.
Great Haywood, Shugborough Hall, Cannock Chase and Little Haywood 6.0 A six mile walk which includes Shugborough Hall, some nice hills, lovely woodland and with a finale along the River Trent.
Weston Upon Trent, Sandon and the Trent and Mersey Canal 6.2 A pleasant walk from Weston Upon Trent just north east of Stafford across countryside to Sandon with a canalside return.
Froghall, Foxt, Ipstones and Churnet Valley 6.9 A splendid countryside walk of just under seven miles with much interest throughout as we visit some lovely villages in rural Staffordshire.
Alrewas, River Swarbourne, Yoxall and River Trent 8.0 Two rivers, on the Staffordshire Way for the Millennium, two pretty villages and Trent & Mersey canal.
The Roaches and Hen Cloud 12.5 A superb walk taking in a host of classic Peak District landmarks including Hanging Stone, Lud's Church, the ouustanding Roaches ridge and Hen Cloud.
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