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Blue Pit Wheel with yellow arrow.Newcastle Way (Staffordshire)

40 km / 25 miles

A traverse across the north west of Staffordshire across the Borough of Newcastle under Lyme from Mow Cop to the Shropshire border near Market Drayton, visiting Kidsgrove Bank, Red Street, Black Bank, Madeley, Black Brook and Loggerheads. The idea for such a route originated from a Newcastle Councillor, Nigel Jones. It links the Staffordshire Way at Mow Cop with the Shropshire Union Canal at Market Drayton.

There is varied terrain, from moorland scenery through industrial relics of coal mining, iron furnaces and brick making to farming country and sandstone ridges of Maer and Ashley. A route description is available from the website below.


Path Type
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Waymark: Blue Pit Wheel with yellow arrow.
Blue Pit Wheel with yellow arrow.
Moorland; Industrial History
SJ858576 - Mow Cop, Staffordshire
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SJ685343 - Market Drayton, Staffordshire
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Publications, Badges and Certificates:

External PDF
Newcastle Way (Staffordshire County Council)


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Accommodation within 5 Km of this Path:

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Best Western Manor House Hotel  (bookable online)
4 Km
8 Km
5 Km
14 Km
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Clayhanger Guest House  (bookable online)
3 Km
14 Km

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Route Profile:

41.3 Km (25.7 miles)
620 m (2,034 ft) ascent
320 m (1,050 ft)  maximum height