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Four Trigs Traipse

43 km / 27 miles

Cheshire, Staffordshire
Starting and finishing at the Knot Inn, Rushton Spencer Staffordshire, its a 27mile round robin (with about 4700ft ascent) that involves traipsing round the four trigs of The Cloud, Shutlingsloe, The Roaches, and The Gun . About 3 miles tops of tarmac the rest off road

Start from the Knot and head off road up to The Cloud, via Church in the Wilderness, Woodhouse Green ,Bridestones, approaching the Cloud from the West.
From the Cloud its down the gritstone trail, leaving it eventuality to head into Wincle, up to the Wild Boar, Hammerton Knowl, Higher Nabbs, dropping down to the Cragg Inn and then up to Shutlingsloe

Descending Shutlingsloe we head over to Tagsclough Hill, Gradbach YH and up through Forest Wood to Roach End and up to the Roaches trig

From the trig we head along the Roaches to Rockhall, drop down to Windygates and cross country to Meerbrook. Here we head on to Lower Wetwood and up to Oldhay Top before our final ascent over Gun Moor to the final trig, The Gun

Off the Gun, and head down back into Rushton Spencer and whatever takes your fancy at the Knot


Path Type
Anytime Challenges
Anytime Challenges; Challenging; Moorland
Start and Finish
SJ940622 - Rushton Spencer, Staffordshire
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Accommodation within 5 Km of this Path:

From Path
Along Path
Troutsdale Farm  (bookable online)
2 Km
9 Km
B & B Accommodation
White Hart  (bookable online)
5 Km
9 Km
Three Horseshoes Inn & Spa  (bookable online)
2 Km
9 Km
Acorn Cottages  (bookable online)
2 Km
36 Km

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Route Profile:

43.8 Km (27.2 miles)
1,438 m (4,718 ft) ascent
496 m (1,627 ft)  maximum height