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Staffordshire knotStaffordshire Way

153 km / 95 miles

Cheshire, Derbys, Staffs, Worcs
The route initially is along Congleton Edge to The Cloud, where it links with the southern end of the Gritstone Trail, and continues along the towpath of the Caldon Canal, through the Churnet Valley (see Churnet Valley Challenge Walk) and follows the River Dove to Uttoxeter. The Trent and Mersey Canal is then followed to Shugborough Hall with Cannock Chase and Highgate Common visited before reaching the sandstone Kinver Edge where it connects with the North Worcestershire Path.

See also E-Routes (E2).


Path Type: Paths Marked on OS mapping
Waymark: Staffordshire knot Waymark: Staffordshire knot
Attributes: Canal; Moorland
SJ856573 - Mow Cop, Cheshire
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SO829822 - Kingsford Country Park, Worcs
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Web Sites: Staffordshire CC - Staffordshire Way

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Softback: Staffordshire Way: Official Guide (Staffordshire County Council)
Hardback: Walkers Britain (AA Publishing - 2011)
Leaflet: Staffordshire Way & Millennium Way: Information & Accommodation guide (Staffordshire County Council)


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  Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2011.
  At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps (path is named on OS maps):
OS Landranger: 118119127128138139
OS Landranger Active: 118119127128138139
OS Explorer: 24218219242244258259268
OS Explorer Active: 24218219242244258259268

Accommodation within 5 Km of this Path:

From Path Along Path
Self-catering: Allmore Cottage  (bookable online) 2 Km 22 Km
Self-catering: Troutsdale Farm Holidays  (bookable online) 4 Km 22 Km
B & B Accommodation: White Hart  (bookable online) 2 Km 25 Km
Camping Barn: Leek Camping Barn 3 Km 25 Km
B & B Accommodation: Prospect House  (bookable online) 2 Km 32 Km
Self-catering: Rock House Farm Holiday Cottages  (bookable online) 2 Km 37 Km
Self-catering: Foxtwood Cottages  (bookable online) 1 Km 37 Km
Self-catering: Little Summerhill Cottages  (bookable online) 5 Km 38 Km
B & B Accommodation: The Mousehole  (bookable online) 3 Km 41 Km
B & B Accommodation: The Beehive Guest House  (bookable online) 1 Km 44 Km
B & B Accommodation: Fields Farm  (bookable online) 1 Km 44 Km
Hostel Accommodation: Dimmingsdale YHA, Oakamoor, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire < 1 Km 45 Km
Self-catering: Lavender Cottage  (bookable online) < 1 Km 48 Km
Self-catering: Windy Arbour  (bookable online) 1 Km 50 Km
Self-catering: Keepers Cottage  (bookable online) 1 Km 50 Km
Other: Manor House Farm  (bookable online) 1 Km 50 Km
B & B Accommodation: Heywood Hall  (bookable online) < 1 Km 51 Km
B & B Accommodation: Colton House  (bookable online) < 1 Km 80 Km
Self-catering: Ingestre Lodges  (bookable online) 3 Km 87 Km
Hotels: The Moat House  (bookable online) 2 Km 98 Km

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Connected Paths:

Path Highlights: Staffordshire Way Highlights
E Routes: E-Route 2 UK Section - Dover to Kirk Yetholm
Paths Marked on OS mapping: Cheshire Ring Canal Walk; Dane Valley Way; Gritstone Trail; Heart of England Way; Limestone Way; Millennium Way - Staffordshire; Monarch's Way; North Worcestershire Path; South Cheshire Way
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Other Paths: Birmingham and Aberystwyth Walk; Cannock Chase Geotrail; Churnet Valley Geotrail; Great English Walk; Kinver Clamber; Macmillan Way - Cross Britain Way; Newcastle Way (Staffordshire); Sabrina Way; Shropshire Union Canal; Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal Walk; Staffordshire Cakes and Ale Trail; Two Saints Way
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Anytime Challenges: Carpet Baggers 50; Churnet Valley Challenge Walk; Cloud 7 Circuit; Four Trigs Traipse; Head in the Clouds; Staffordshire Moorlands Challenge Walk; Trent and Mersey Canal Walk
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Route Profile:

152.2 Km (94.6 miles)
2,194 m (7,198 ft) ascent
323 m (1,060 ft)  maximum height