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Staffordshire Cakes and Ale Trail

Staffordshire

The Staffordshire Cakes and Ale Trail is a challenging seven-section ramble through the one of England’s largest counties, Staffordshire. Beginning in the home of brewing in Burton-upon-Trent the route journeys along the Trent & Mersey Canal to Alrewas and then across country to Dr Johnson’s Lichfield with its glorious cathedral, before crossing the greenery of Cannock Chase to reach the ancient town of Penkridge. A pleasant cross-country route leads through thriving Gnosall to Eccleshall, once the seat of Bishops, and then goes north east via Wedgwood’s Barlaston to the bustling canal town of Stone.

Heading towards north Staffordshire, the trail proceeds through several attractive villages to the market town of Cheadle, where ?Pugin’s gem?, St Giles’s church, dominates the skyline. Into the hills of Staffordshire Moorlands the trail goes through Alton and Denstone and on through Roman Rocester to the horse-racing mecca of Uttoxeter. A final southerly journey takes walkers through Tutbury, with its Norman castle that once housed Mary Queen of Scots, to finally return to Burton-upon-Trent.

The route of The Staffordshire Cakes and Ale Trail is given in detail, accompanied by diagrams and illustrated information about places passed through. The main features of each town are also described and illustrated, together with listings for Real Cakes, Real Ales and accommodation.


Details:

Path Type: Other Paths
Attributes: Average Gradients
Start and Finish: SK242232 - Burton-upon-Trent, Staffordshire View on StreetMap

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Guidebook Staffordshire Cakes and Ale Trail  (Pierrepoint Press  - 2012 )

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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
© OpenStreetMap contributors under Open Database Licence.
Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps:
OS Landranger 118, 119, 127, 128
OS Landranger Active 118, 119, 127, 128
OS Explorer 232, 242, 243, 244, 245, 258, 259
OS Explorer Active 232, 242, 243, 244, 245, 258, 259

Accommodation within 5 Km of this Path:

 
 
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Three Queens Hotel  (bookable online)
1 Km
< 1 Km
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Heywood Hall  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
35 Km
Self-catering
Windy Arbour  (bookable online)
1 Km
35 Km
Self-catering
Keepers Cottage  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
36 Km
Other
Manor House Farm  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
36 Km
B & B Accommodation
Fields Farm  (bookable online)
1 Km
42 Km
B & B Accommodation
The Mousehole  (bookable online)
3 Km
43 Km
Self-catering
Foxtwood Cottages  (bookable online)
3 Km
44 Km
Self-catering
Little Summerhill Cottages  (bookable online)
4 Km
48 Km
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The Dog & Doublet Inn  (bookable online)
5 Km
64 Km
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The Flint Mill in Stone  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
68 Km
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Canal Cruising  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
68 Km
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4 Km
80 Km
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The Moat House  (bookable online)
2 Km
117 Km
Self-catering
Dalraddy Cottage  (bookable online)
1 Km
123 Km
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Coppers End Guest House  (bookable online)
4 Km
137 Km
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Cathedral Hotel  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
139 Km
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BEST WESTERN The George Hotel  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
140 Km
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Swinfen Hall Hotel  (bookable online)
4 Km
140 Km
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Netherstowe House Apartments  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
142 Km
B & B Accommodation
Netherstowe House  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
142 Km
Self-catering
Orgreave Lodge  (bookable online)
1 Km
146 Km
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< 1 Km
159 Km

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Route Profile:

181.8 Km (113.0 miles)
2,210 m (7,251 ft) ascent
250 m (820 ft)  maximum height

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