Area: Staffordshire

'We are continually seeking to promote the recreational use of the public path network through a series of waymarked walks leaflets ranging from short walks based on the Services' Country Parks Picnic Places and Greenways, to the long distance footpaths, the Staffordshire Way, the Way for the Millennium and the Newcastle Way Guide.'

Category Staffordshire
Walks described here by
Visits to the Website1448
Views of 'Full' Record2101

'Formed in 1971, the Abbots Bromley Footpath Society exists to promote the use of Rights of Way in Abbots Bromley and the surrounding parishes. Since then the Society has been responsible for the re-opening of many paths in the area by clearing undergrowth and erecting stiles and bridges.'

Starting fromAbbots Bromley
Visits to the Website872
Views of 'Full' Record1502

'Baggeridge was originally owned by the Earls of Dudley as part of the Himley Estate and consisted of small farms and ancient woodland along with the parkland of Himley Park. It was later landscaped by Lancelot "Capability" Brown in the 18th century; the landscape is still largely unchanged from the southern boundary up to the Wishing Pools. The whole site remained as landscaped by Brown until 1902 when work began to mine the northern half when pit shafts were sunk and a cast mining operation began ...'

Size (acreage)150
Starting fromBaggeridge Country Park
Walks described here by
See also

Trails at Baggeridge Country Park [South Staffordshire Council] (PDF)

Visits to the Website702
Views of 'Full' Record1341

'If you fancy getting away from it all, Barr Beacon might be just the nature reserve for you. Its only 3 miles from Walsall town centre, and it's one of the highest points in the West Midlands. It offers spectacular panoramic views, and from the top you can see surrounding landmarks including the Wrekin, Cannock Chase, Lichfield Cathedral, Birmingham City Centre, and the Lickey Hills. It's the high-point of the Beacon Way and a favourite walking spot for locals ...'

Category Nature Reserves
Starting fromBarr Beacon Local Nature Reserve
Description from

Walsall Council

Visits to the Website837
Views of 'Full' Record1306

'The group is aimed at getting people in their 20's, 30's and 40s who live in Dudley, Wolverhampton, Walsall, Sandwell and the surrounding area, out walking in their local Countryside and further afield. We organise day walks, evening walks and weekends away as well as socials in pubs and restaurants.'

Category Staffordshire
Visits to the Website332
Views of 'Full' Record967

'The prefect starting point for a woodland walk. From a gentle stroll around the Route to Health with lots to see and do, to longer walks around the picturesque Fairoak or Sherbrook valleys.'

Category Cannock Chase
Navigate the Website>>> Trails for Everyone
Starting fromBirches Valley Forest Centre
Walks described here by
Visits to the Website1084
Views of 'Full' Record1718

'Welcome to our pack of self guided walks around Chasewater Country Park. There are a huge selection of paths to take around the site and we have tried to give you a nice variety of both difficulty and length ...'

Category Lichfield
Starting fromChasewater Country Park
Description from

Lichfield District Council

Visits to the Website2169
Views of 'Full' Record5395

'This is a delightful oak woodland to walk through – especially in spring and early summer when lots of migrating birds come to breed at the reserve. Birds you may see on the steep valley sides include flycatchers, redstarts and wood warblers. There are a wide variety of butterflies to spot too. In winter, redwings, fieldfares and winter finches are regular visitors. There's a fascinating nature trail here so the reserve is a good place for people of all ages to get closer to nature, although the footpaths are steep in places.'

Starting fromLeek
Walks described here by
Visits to the Website769
Views of 'Full' Record1226

'We are a Local Walking Group operating from Coven in Staffordshire There are no "membership fees" just come and join us for an enjoyable Sunday Morning Walk. Our Walks are organised on the first Sunday of Each Month and are usually between 5 and 6 miles. Everyone Welcome.'

Starting fromCoven
Visits to the Website783
Views of 'Full' Record2411

'There are a number of countryside walks in Dudley. These follow public rights of way, canal towpaths or other permissive routes through nature reserves and the like. Programmes of guided walks and other events are arranged throughout the year, often focussing on the nature reserves and countryside walk routes.'

Category Dudley
Navigate the Website>>> Countryside Walks in Dudley
Starting fromAround and About
Visits to the Website1070
Views of 'Full' Record2560

Categories of Walks: [1] Extra Long  'An all day walk of 12 miles plus, with three breaks. Seasoned walkers at a quicker pace. Could include high peaks '- - - : [2]  Long  'An all day walk of 10 - 12 miles, more strenuous, with three breaks possibly including a pub. It is recommended that new walkers attempt a short or a medium first' - - - : [3] Medium  'Walks of 7-9 miles possibly undulating terrain. At least two breaks possibly with a pub' - - - : [4] Short  'Half day walk of 4-6 miles, these are easy going and make an ideal introduction to rambling'

Category Dudley
Starting fromAround and About
Visits to the Website774
Views of 'Full' Record1340

'A Warm Welcome awaits you in East Staffordshire, the home of St. George's Park, The National Brewery Centre and Capital of The National Forest ... Hand in hand with the industrial heritage of Burton upon Trent, you will discover some of the most beautiful countryside in the Midlands with lush fields and pretty villages, award-winning restaurants and cosy pubs alongside the River Trent and our meandering canal network.'

Starting fromAround and About
Visits to the Website852
Views of 'Full' Record1496

'We have organised over 300 walks in the past year for all levels of ability. The Group started in 1994 with just a few members and has now expanded into a large group of friendly ramblers who enjoy a very varied programme of walks and social activities.'

Starting fromAround and About
Visits to the Website666
Views of 'Full' Record1421

'Eccleshall has a very extensive Parish, the second largest in the County, comprising some 20,000 acres. There are 134 public rights of way in the Parish listed by the County Council and set down in the DEFINITIVE MAP. Considerable work has been undertaken by the Parish with the agreement of Landowners, farmers and Staffordshire County Council to improve the network of Rights of Way. Stiles have been installed, finger pointer posts, waymarking and bridges built ...'

Category Stafford
Navigate the Website>>> Favourite Walks Booklet [PDF]
Starting fromEccleshall
Visits to the Website908
Views of 'Full' Record2734

'New members and guests are invited to join us on any of our walks and are assured of a warm welcome. There will be a pub stop on the day walks unless stated.'

Category Staffordshire
Visits to the Website500
Views of 'Full' Record1284

'The Parish of Loggerheads has a large number of stunning walks, there are numerous public footpaths zig zagging their way through our beautiful parish. We have an active Footpaths Committee who make sure that any blocked footpaths or damaged styles and waymarkers are reported to Staffordshire County Council ... '

Starting fromLoggerheads
Visits to the Website1257
Views of 'Full' Record4365

'Merrions Wood is a wonderful oak and beech woodland 3 miles from Walsall town centre. Most people, when they visit for the first time, are amazed that this secret woodland is there, tucked away with its beautiful but unassuming entrance next to the historic Merrions Wood Lodge ...  A walk up the main path (which is actually part of the Beacon Way national trail) will amaze you at all times of the year, as the canopy of leaves and branches above form a natural cathedral.' ALERT Website no longer accessible; referenced Facebook Page instead.

Category Walsall
Starting fromMerrions Wood Lodge, Birmingham Road
Description from

The Friends of Merrions Wood

Visits to the Website739
Views of 'Full' Record2291

'We are a local walking group operating in Staffordshire. There are no membership fees just come and join us for an enjoyable walk. We cater for New Walkers and can provide advice relating to walking equipment and conduct.'

Category Stoke-on-Trent
Starting fromAround and About
Visits to the Website807
Views of 'Full' Record2032

'There are many informal walks through the country park and opportunities to view or photograph a wide variety of wildlife, in their natural habitats. Northycote Farm itself is a Tudor farmhouse and is steeped in history. The farmhouse itself is not always open to the public, but throughout the year, it is opened to the public for tours and other events.'

Category Wolverhampton
Size (acreage)80
Starting fromBushbury
Description from

Wolverhampton City Council

See also

Northycote Farm to Moseley Old Hall Walk [National Trust]

Visits to the Website688
Views of 'Full' Record1695

'Short walks exploring the hidden parts of Perton. Based on the 40/45-minute walks offered twice a month by Perton Walk and Talk. Each walk can be completed in less than one hour.'

Category Stafford
Starting fromPerton
Visits to the Website676
Views of 'Full' Record1979

'Walking is at the core of what we do, and we are lucky to have some of England's most beautiful scenery within easy reach (not that we're biased, of course!) ...'

Starting fromAround and About
Visits to the Website621
Views of 'Full' Record1555

'Our territory covers the County of Staffordshire,  City of Stoke on Trent, City of Wolverhampton and the Metropolitan Boroughs of Dudley, Sandwell and Walsall.'

Category Staffordshire
Visits to the Website708
Views of 'Full' Record1358

'Lady Dudley planted Saltwells Wood in the eighteenth century to hide the scars of coal mining. The descendants of the Oak and Beech still survive and are home to many species of woodland bird, such as Treecreeper, Jay and Great Spotted Woodpecker. Wild Garlic and Anemones are found in the wood together with carpets of Bluebells.'

Category Nature Reserves
Navigate the Website>>> Saltwells Nature Reserve Trail Map [PDF]
Starting fromSaltwells Nature Reserve
Visits to the Website795
Views of 'Full' Record2218

'Local Nature Reserves are for both people and wildlife. They are special places for wildlife and give people the chance to get close to nature, and increase their enjoyment and understanding of the natural world.'

Category Sandwell
Starting fromAround and About
Visits to the Website796
Views of 'Full' Record1458

'The Group runs an extensive walks programme with events taking place on Sundays, Tuesdays and Wednesday throughout the year. In addition, several walking weekends are arranged each year at various attractive venues throughout the country. The walks vary in length from 4 miles to 16 miles and also in degrees of difficulty. The age range of active walkers is from 10 to 80.'

Category Sandwell
Starting fromAround and About
Visits to the Website858
Views of 'Full' Record1991

'Finding somewhere for a quiet walk is easy in Sandwell Valley Country Park whether you are a keen rambler or just want to go for a walk with the dog or family. There are 660 acres to walk round and you can go for a quiet stroll in pleasant surroundings through woods, farmland or by pools and streams.'

Category Sandwell
Navigate the Website>>> Walking in Sandwell Valley
Size (acreage)660
Starting fromSandwell Valley Country Park
Visits to the Website955
Views of 'Full' Record2082

'South Staffordshire is known for its rural beauty and offers miles of walks through breath taking countryside.'

Starting fromAround and About
Visits to the Website759
Views of 'Full' Record1257

'The Horticulture Service manages 17 walks covering 108 miles of the Staffordshire Moorlands with dedicated walk leaflets. These can be downloaded...'

Starting fromAround and About
Visits to the Website889
Views of 'Full' Record1699

'A very sociable club with some 200 plus members of whom some 80 are active walkers with the group. The others support the Ramblers Association for the work it carries out in support of the footpath network and walkers.'

Category Stafford
Starting fromStone
Visits to the Website958
Views of 'Full' Record1554

'Monthly walk, which now takes place on the last Sunday throughout the year. We meet at 9.45 for a 10.00 start from a pub (where else) which is announced during that month at the folk club, and from now on published on the web site ... In addition to the end of the month walk, we arrange a weekly walk on a Tuesday evening which begins in April after the clocks go forward and continues until the end of September. These walks in particular have become very popular over the years and we can get as many as thirty people.'

Category Tamworth
Starting fromAround and About
Visits to the Website736
Views of 'Full' Record1306

'Tamworth U3A has been going now for over 25 years. From small beginings we have grown to over 300 members ... We have an interesting programme of speakers on a wide variety of topics, followed by refreshments and a chance to chat. Visitor are always welcome to our meetings.'

Category Tamworth
Starting fromAround and About
Visits to the Website758
Views of 'Full' Record3404

'Stoke-on-Trent is one of the greenest cities in the UK with miles of rolling green open space. You're never far from one of the City's verdant parks, thriving wildlife areas, or meandering waterways ... '

Category Stoke-on-Trent
Starting fromAround and About
Visits to the Website648
Views of 'Full' Record1308

'All our health walks are delivered in conjunction with Walking for Health - a national initiative that helps people access short, free and friendly health walks in their local area. Our progression walks are harder and are longer in duration, over 90 minutes.'

Category Dudley
Starting fromAround and About
See also

Exercise and Keeping Fit [Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council]

Visits to the Website656
Views of 'Full' Record1527

'Walk On is a programme of led walks in parks and countryside sites across the borough of Walsall. The walks are delivered by both a qualified walk leader and back marker to be able to cater for a range of abilities. All walks are free of charge.'

Starting fromAround and About
Description from

Walsall Council

Visits to the Website634
Views of 'Full' Record1502

Download FREE Walks around and about: [1] Burton on Trent - - - : [2] Cannock - - - : [3] Leek - - - : [4] Lichfield - - - : [5] Stafford - - - : [6] Stoke on Trent - - - : [7] Stourbridge - - - : [8] Tamworth - - - : [9] Uttoxeter - - - : [10] Wolverhampton ALERT At Review, this Website was inaccessible.

Category Staffordshire
Walks described here by
Visits to the Website396
Views of 'Full' Record771

'If you think you might like to try us out for a few walks then you will be made very welcome, and can obtain an understanding from the photographs on our Site of the typical places we venture to throughout the year.'

Category Walsall
Starting fromAround and About
Visits to the Website640
Views of 'Full' Record1036

'A partnership between Staffordshire Wildlife Trust, Tamworth Borough Council and the communities of Tamworth to improve the Borough’s wild places to benefit both people and wildlife.'

Category Tamworth
Starting fromAround and About
Description from

Staffordshire Wildlife Trust with Tamworth Borough Council

Visits to the Website630
Views of 'Full' Record1322

'We are a friendly local independent walking club, founded in 1947 ... We have 120 members coming mostly from within a ten mile radius of the city. The age range of our club is mainly 50+ but we do have some younger members. '

Category Wolverhampton
Starting fromAround and About
Visits to the Website1144
Views of 'Full' Record2100

'A walk through history would be the best way to describe this lengthy ramble through rural Staffordshire. The walk takes you to the historic village of Abbots Bromley, where many traditional activities still thrive, before circling the famous woodlands of Bagot Forest, now owned by the Forestry Commission.'

Navigate the Website>>> Abbots Bromley and Bagots Park [PDF]
Distance (miles)12
Starting fromAbbots Bromley
Walks described here by
Visits to the Website1401
Views of 'Full' Record6003

'A short walk around some of Bennett’s fictional locations in Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent.'

Category Stoke-on-Trent
Navigate the Website>>> Download a Copy of the Bursley Trail [PDF]
Starting fromBurslem
Description from

Visit Stoke

Visits to the Website930
Views of 'Full' Record2368

'This green route is from Sandwell at the heart of the West Midlands conurbation, and goes via the outskirts of Birmingham through the countryside of Walsall and into Staffordshire. The walk takes in the Forest of Mercia, lakes, nature reserves, woods, and the banks of canals. The northern end links with the Heart of England Way on Gentleshaw Common. Only the section from Sandwell to Chasewater is shown on OS maps.'

Category Sandwell
Distance (miles)22
Starting fromSandwell Park Farm
Walks described here by
See also

Beacon Way [GPS Cycle & Walking Routes]

Visits to the Website738
Views of 'Full' Record2242

'The Blithfield Estate is owned by South Staffs Water, which provides some 330 million litres of water each day to around 550,000 homes and businesses in parts of the Black Country, East and South Staffordshire and South Derbyshire ... Until 2009, the Estate had remained largely closed to the public. However, assistance and help from Natural England, along with advice from the West Midland Bird Club and the Staffordshire Wildlife Trust, led to the company deciding to create footpaths and install bird hides and feeding stations in order to open up much of the Estate, so that everyone can enjoy this tranquil corner of England ...'

Size (acreage)770
Starting fromBlithfield Reservoir
Description from

South Staffs Water

Visits to the Website1313
Views of 'Full' Record4696

'Passes through the Trent Valley and Needwood landscape zones, and includes old and new woodland, historic sites and new leisure developments. The importance of the Trent Valley as a transport and industrial corridor, with canal, railway, road and river can be seen, and is in sharp contrast to the pastoral landscape of Needwood with ancient woodlands and parklands, game coverts and rural villages.' ALERT At Review, I could no longer locate details of this Walk on the National Forest Website. You could try the Walking Englishman Site instead.

Distance (miles)22
Starting fromBranston Water Park
Description from

The National Forest

Visits to the Website698
Views of 'Full' Record1835

'These were powerful places to stand and surmise, with sunlight slanting across the graves and blackbirds fluttering in the cemetery hedges. Walking back north up the hidden cleft of Sherbrook Valley, with the stream chuckling quietly under its bridges and slopes of birch and pine closing off the valley from the outside world, the mud, blood and slaughter that waited for the young trainees of Brocton Camps seemed utterly inconceivable.'

Category Cannock Chase
Distance (miles)6
Starting fromCoppice Hill Car Park, near Brocton, Staffordshire
Walks described here by
Visits to the Website691
Views of 'Full' Record1549

''This walk covers a large area of the smallest mainland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) in the United Kingdom.'

Category Cannock Chase
Navigate the WebsiteCannock Chase [PDF]
Distance (miles)8
Starting fromGlacial Boulder Car Park, near Brocton
Walks described here by
Visits to the Website1236
Views of 'Full' Record4682

'What made Cannock Chase and the surrounding area what it is today? Over the centuries people, places and events have shaped its heritage. Discover how by walking or cycling the Cannock Chase Heritage Trail ...'

Category Cannock Chase
Distance (miles)10
Starting fromCannock Railway Station
Description from

Cannock Chase Council

Visits to the Website790
Views of 'Full' Record1722

'This geotrail is designed to give the visitor a glimpse of the rocks, minerals, fossils and industrial heritage of the area which is intimately linked to the local geology. The whole trail is 25km long, which is probably too long to be tackled all in one go. We strongly recommend that it should be completed in sections from the access points at Froghall Wharf, Oakamoor, Rambler's Retreat, Hawksmoor Nature Reserve and Highshutt. Alternative routes to make shorter circular walks are indicated in this guide ...'

Distance (miles)16
Starting fromFroghall Wharf
Visits to the Website759
Views of 'Full' Record1406

'A walk through Cuckoo's Nook and the Dingle nature reserve will take you through two completely different habitats, created by two different types of soil. The same walk will also transport you across 60 million years of geological time. That's because the reserve lies over a geological fault line, where on one side, coal measures lie near the surface, and on the other, limestone lies near the surface. This has a direct effect on the plant life that you'll find above the soil.'

Category Walsall
Distance (miles)3
Starting fromCuckoo's Nook and the Dingle
Description from

Webb Family Walks

Visits to the Website891
Views of 'Full' Record4060

'Dudley & South Staffordshire CAMRA and Stourbridge & Halesowen CAMRA in conjunction with Dudley Borough Council Leisure and Tourism Development Department have produced a Real Ale Trail. The Black country is a little corner of beer heaven and this guide highlights just some of the many great pubs that we have in Dudley Borough.'

Category Pub Walks
Distance (miles)10
Starting fromMaverick Drinking House, Amblecote
Visits to the Website413
Views of 'Full' Record961

Three towpath walks which formerly were briefly described on the Canal & River Trust Website with links through to the iFootpath Website; now only on the latter Site:

* Dudley No 1 Canal to Fens Pool (6 miles)

* Along Dudley No. 2 Canal from Bumble Hole to Coombswood Bridge (6 miles)

* A walk along the Dudley Canal from Bumble Hole to Dudley Tunnel (7 miles)

Category Towpath Walks
Starting fromDudley Canal
Walks described here by
Visits to the Website830
Views of 'Full' Record2681

'Several leaflets can be downloaded ... which give a brief history and guide to some of the important buildings and places within towns in the Dudley Borough, including suggested routes for walks.'

Category Dudley
Starting fromAround and About
Visits to the Website920
Views of 'Full' Record1434

'Based on rights of way and canal tow paths which would have been used as routes to work by local miners, iron workers and farmers. The Trail has opened up routes between villages and being located in the area of Pelsall and Great Wyrley it is easily accessible to people from the Black Country and South Staffordshire.'

Distance (miles)10
Starting fromPelsall North Common
Visits to the Website786
Views of 'Full' Record1731

'Fradley Junction is where the Coventry Canal joins the Trent & Mersey Canal. It's one of the busiest places on the waterways, where canals, boats and people meet.'

Navigate the Website>>> Download Map
Starting fromFradley Junction
Walks described here by
See also

Fradley Walks [Visit Lichfield] (PDF)

Visits to the Website1848
Views of 'Full' Record8291

'Provides easy access for all, mainly following the Manifold Track, a resurfaced section of the old Leek & Manifold Valley Light Railway line, between Hulme End and Waterhouses.'

Distance (miles)8
Starting fromHulme End
See also

Manifold Way

Visits to the Website813
Views of 'Full' Record1427

'The three Hanchurch Hills circular walks offer a variety of scenary, from rolling pastures and arable fields to commercial conifer plantations. On higher ground excellent views across to the Potteries, Cannock Chase, Shropshire and Wales add to the interest.'

Category Stafford
Navigate the Website>>> Hanchurch Hills [PDF]
Starting fromSwynnerton
Walks described here by
Visits to the Website1223
Views of 'Full' Record2755

'Explore Handsworth's hidden gems on a walking tour through time.'

Category Birmingham
Navigate the Website>>> Handsworth Heritage Trail [PDF]
Distance (miles)2
Starting fromHandsworth
Description from

Hands on Handsworth

Visits to the Website901
Views of 'Full' Record1437

'Linking Cannock Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, in Staffordshire, with the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, in Gloucestershire, with much mileage in rural Warwickshire.'

Category Stafford
Distance (miles)104
Starting fromShugborough Hall, Milford
Visits to the Website868
Views of 'Full' Record2126

'Every town, village, city has a story to tell but we rush around not noticing the buildings and history all around us. These virtual 'walks' are designed to be an introduction to the North Staffordshire Potteries. Some consist of a map of the walk together with a set of photographs of the walk and often associated resources. Some have more in-depth background material as an introduction to the area.'

Category Stoke-on-Trent
Starting fromStoke-on-Trent
Description from

thepotteries.org

Visits to the Website816
Views of 'Full' Record1451

'An elevated green route, to walk from Kidsgrove Station to Stoke Station. An unofficial extension of The Gritstone Trail.'

Distance (miles)10
Starting fromKidsgrove Station
Description from

David Haden

Visits to the Website1176
Views of 'Full' Record2455

'The Parish Council takes a keen interest in public footpaths in the village and liaises with Staffordshire County Council and local landowners, to try to keep the paths clear and accessible ... A few years ago, the Horticultural Society in association with Staffordshire County Council's Community Paths Initiative and Lichfield District Council's Countryside Project, published a set of 4 walk leaflets, which are still used today ... [New editions of] these can be obtained from the Horticultural Society.'

Category Lichfield
Starting fromKing's Bromley
Visits to the Website1706
Views of 'Full' Record5991

'Take a walk along the Lichfield Canal's Heritage Towpath Trail and discover a world of fascinating industrial and cultural history, find Lichfield's top places to visit and enjoy an important corridor for wildlife and nature.'  A work in progress - comments invited!

Category Lichfield
Distance (miles)7
Starting fromCatshill Junction
See also

Lichfield Canal [Wikipedia] | The Wyrley and Essington Canal [David John Hodgkinson]

Visits to the Website1014
Views of 'Full' Record1361

'Although one of the smallest cathedral cities in England, Lichfield has a rich and varied past. This self-guided tour will help you to discover some of Lichfield's heritage through the stories of its people and buildings.'

Category Lichfield
Starting fromAround and About
Description from

Lichfield District Council

Visits to the Website1068
Views of 'Full' Record2006

'Derbyshire's longest distance trail covering the whole length of the county from Rocester in the south just over the border in Staffordshire, to Castleton in the north west of Derbyshire, a total of about 50 miles ... A complete route guide with description, maps and photos is available from Derbyshire Dales District Council.'

Distance (miles)46
Starting fromRocester
Description from

Tom Bates

See also

The Limestone Way [Derbyshire Dales District Council] | Limestone Way [RambleFest] | Limestone Way [Rambling Man]

Visits to the Website761
Views of 'Full' Record1618

'Join us for a magnificent day out in our most beautiful countryside, while supporting the charity which is dedicated to its protection.'  Held Mid May.

Category Charity Walks
Starting fromWetton
Visits to the Website856
Views of 'Full' Record1516

'The Manifold Trail is often confused with the Manifold Way (Manifold Track) probably because there are so many other 'trails' in the Peak District - the Tissington Trail, the High Peak Trail, the Monsal Trail ... so everyone assumes that the Manifold Way is the Manifold Trail because it follows the trackbed of a former railway line ... '

Distance (miles)23
Starting fromTraveller's Rest Pub, Flash
Visits to the Website816
Views of 'Full' Record1672

'A footpath and cycle way in Staffordshire, England. Some 8 miles (13 km) in length, it runs from Hulme End ... in the north to Waterhouses ... in the south, mostly through the Manifold Valley and the valley of its only tributary, the River Hamps, following the route of the former Leek and Manifold Valley Light Railway, a 2 ft 6 in (762 mm) gauge line which closed in 1934 after a short life.'

Category Disused Railways
Distance (miles)8
Starting fromHulme End
Walks described here by
See also

Manifold Way Cycle Trail [National Trust] | Manifold Way [LDWA] | The Manifold Valley & Manifold Trail [Hulme End Accommodation & Business]

Visits to the Website950
Views of 'Full' Record1694

'Nestled in the beautiful Tame valley, just south of Tamworth on the Staffordshire/Warwickshire border, Middleton Lakes is our latest nature reserve to open to the public ... '

Category Tamworth
Starting fromMiddleton Lakes
Walks described here by
Visits to the Website869
Views of 'Full' Record2002

'The National Forest Way long distance trail opens in May 2014, as part of the National Forest Walking Festival ...'

Category Lichfield
Distance (miles)75
Starting fromNational Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas
Description from

The National Forest

Visits to the Website1020
Views of 'Full' Record1684

'Long distance walking route on public rights of way through the Borough of Newcastle under-Lyme. It links the Staffordshire Way at Mow Cop with the Shropshire Union Canal towpath at Market Drayton.'

Distance (miles)25
Starting fromMow Cop
Walks described here by
Visits to the Website1078
Views of 'Full' Record1556

'This invitation to come on pilgrimage to Eyam comes from the church and people of Eyam because we would like to share our story and our village with you. That is why we have developed the Peak Pilgrimage – to help you have a wonderful experience of the Peak District National Park, then of Eyam, and also of God along the way ...'

Distance (miles)33
Starting fromIlam
Description from

Eyam Parish Church

Visits to the Website431
Views of 'Full' Record1008

'Rocester village is just off the B5030, approximately 5 miles north-east of Uttoxeter and 7 miles south-west of Ashbourne and the Peak district. Rocester and its surrounding area is an ideal location for walking, being on the route of the Staffordshire Way and also the end of the Limestone Way. Both these walks connect with many other recognised and popular routes. ALERT The Council has a different Website to that originally cited here; but unfortunately, there no longer seems to be a "Walks" Section.

Starting fromRocester
Visits to the Website812
Views of 'Full' Record2599

'This enjoyable walk passes several attractive ponds and an ancient oak tree. There are excellent views from the high ground, and the path takes the walker through woodland and along an old trackway to join the Staffordshire Way at Stockwell Heath ...'

Category Cannock Chase
Distance (miles)6
Starting fromRugeley Trent Valley Railway Station
Walks described here by
Visits to the Website1157
Views of 'Full' Record2308

'This circular walk between the villages of Alton and Denstone is as rich in history as it is in natural beauty. The walk follows the River Churnet and the routes of an old canal and railway to Denstone, before returning to Alton across the hilltops along the ancient Saltersford Lane.'  ALERT Link changed from that originally used here.

Navigate the Website>>> Saltersford Lane [PDF]
Distance (miles)5
Starting fromAlton
Description from

Alton Castle Centre

Visits to the Website935
Views of 'Full' Record1598

'This walk takes you between two Staffordshire villages and uses paths, bridleways and tow paths with less than 850 metres of its thirteen and half kilometres on roads, all of which are quiet country lanes.'

Navigate the Website>>> Keyword Search 'Shareshill' >>> Shareshill to Brewood
Distance (miles)8
Starting fromShareshill
Walks described here by
Visits to the Website1012
Views of 'Full' Record1953

Route 15: 'From NIA to Galton Valley, Sandwell Valley, returning via River Tame Way, Handsworth Park, and Winson Green Loop Canal ... You will need a copy of the Birmingham Cycling and Walking Map.'

Category Sandwell
Distance (miles)13
Starting fromBarclaycard Arena
Description from

Birmingham Greenways

Visits to the Website722
Views of 'Full' Record1298

'The walks range from 3.5 miles up to 12 miles for the more seasoned walker and explore areas around Brewood, Codsall, Kinver, Penkridge, Perton and Wombourne.'

Starting fromAround and About
Walks described here by
Visits to the Website949
Views of 'Full' Record1839

'Starts at Castlecroft and runs for five and a half miles [about 8.85 km] to Wall Heath passing through other villages such as Wombourne where the Railway Café is located en route ... There are a number of walks of varying distances, which make up the series of walks based on the South Staffordshire Railway Walk. Routes contain a mixture of lanes, tracks and footpaths.'

Distance (miles)6
Starting fromCastlecroft
Walks described here by
Visits to the Website1024
Views of 'Full' Record6414

'Doorstep Walks help the "walker" to explore all sorts of interesting features in their neighbourhood. The Doorstep Walk aims to encourage walking and the pursuit of healthier lifestyles. Doorstep Walks make use of the Public Rights of Way network. But beware, a few sections of the walk can become muddy and wet at certain times of the year. Boots and wellies are recommended! Each Doorstep Walk has a specially designed leaflet to guide you. The leaflets were designed by local school children and volunteers who helped identify the route and points of interest.' Unfortunately, the Link to 'Doorstep Walks' no longer seem to be working - though at the time of Review (19 March 2016) Google cited links to individual Walks. I have written to the Council.

Category Stafford
Starting fromAround and About
Description from

Stafford Borough Council

Visits to the Website853
Views of 'Full' Record2707

'This fascinating and very pretty canal was orginally constructed in 1772 by James Brindley to link the docks at Bristol and the towns of Gloucester and Worcester with the Potteries region in Stoke on Trent and the Birmingham conurbation, via the Trent and Mersey Canal to which it links at Great Hayward junction ... '

Category Stafford
Distance (miles)46
Starting fromGreat Haywood
Description from

Canal Guide

Visits to the Website960
Views of 'Full' Record1767

'Staffordshire Wildlife Trust has teamed up with First Potteries to produce a series of seven walks which all begin and end with a bus stop which connects to Hanley Bus Station. The walks, which are available to download ... are spread across North Staffordshire and take in a host of stunning landscapes, historical highlights and wildlife spectacles.' However, unfortunately these walks seemed to have disappeared from the Web Site ...

Category Stoke-on-Trent
Starting fromHanley
Visits to the Website976
Views of 'Full' Record1869

'A Staffordshire Libraries walk - a series of three linked walks that cover over 30 miles of the Staffordshire Countryside on and around Cannock Chase. The walks focus on Staffordshire's J.R.R Tolkien connection.'

Category Cannock Chase
Distance (miles)30
Starting fromCoppice Hill Car Park
Walks described here by
Visits to the Website957
Views of 'Full' Record2200

'Spans the length of the County for 92 miles from Mow Cop to Kinver Edge. The route is based wholly on public rights of way or paths on which access has been granted.'

Distance (miles)92
Starting fromMow Cop
Walks described here by
Visits to the Website940
Views of 'Full' Record1476

'Whether you are on foot, on a bike or in the car, the Stoke-on-Trent Sculpture Trail will provide a fascinating backdrop to the local landscape. Explore 34 fascinating sculptures throughout the City and learn about their background and links to the local area. You don't have to do all 34 sculptures of the trail in one go, the trail has been split into bite size clusters allowing you to take a short walk or spend all day exploring the area.'

Category Stoke-on-Trent
Starting fromAround and About
Visits to the Website802
Views of 'Full' Record2232

'The Tame Valley Canal is a secret, secluded world, largely hidden from its built-up surroundings by high embankments and deep cuttings. The towpaths are open to walkers, cyclists and anglers, making it the perfect urban escape.'

Category Sandwell
Distance (miles)9
Starting fromTame Valley Junction, Wednesbury
Walks described here by
See also

Tame Valley Canal & Rushall Canal [Canal Routes]

Visits to the Website734
Views of 'Full' Record1458

'A self-guided walking tour through the historic town of Tamworth, Staffordshire ... The Heritage Trail is also now available as a FREE iPhone app!'

Category Tamworth
Navigate the Website>>> Tamworth Heritage Trail [PDF]
Distance (miles)3
Starting fromSilver Street
Description from

Tamworth Borough Council

Visits to the Website801
Views of 'Full' Record1328

'An ongoing initiative to develop the visual and new media arts in the city of Lichfield. Based around the idea of mapping the art of Lichfield and the surrounding towns (such as Burntwood, and Shenstone) the project aims to provide a comprehensive overview of the art which adorns the area's streets ...'

Category Lichfield
Starting fromAround and About
Description from

The City of Sculpture

Visits to the Website725
Views of 'Full' Record1595

'This walk came top of the list when I put an enquiry on a walking newsgroup asking for the best walk in the Peak District. With highlights including Gradbach, Hanging Stone, Lud's Church, Roaches and Hen Cloud it certainly justified the replies to my question as being the best single walk in the Peak District. It is a classic popular Peak District walk.'

Distance (miles)13
Starting fromGradbach
Walks described here by
See also

The Roaches Walks [roachesman]

Visits to the Website1083
Views of 'Full' Record1670

'OnTrent is working with partners throughout the Trent to bring about a Trent Valley Way stretching some 170 miles from its source near Stoke to the Humber. Already established for 84 miles through Nottinghamshire, it will be a long distance footpath and, where possible, multi-user way throughout the Trent Valley.' Wikipedia also usefully summarises the history to date.

Category 4: 101-200 Miles
Distance (miles)166
Starting fromBiddulph Moor
Walks described here by
Visits to the Website1133
Views of 'Full' Record4961

'Explore a wealth of history while walking and cycling around Sandwell. Discover its historic canals and see some fascinating reminders of the area's industrial past.'

Category Sandwell
Starting fromAround and About
Walks described here by
Visits to the Website1027
Views of 'Full' Record1312

'Spend the day walking and cycling around Walsall and you will be surprised by what you discover. There is something for everyone - from art galleries to parks, gardens and lakes.'

Category Walsall
Starting fromAround and About
Walks described here by
See also

Walsall Canal

Visits to the Website1118
Views of 'Full' Record1675

'Series of historical walks which feature many aspects of Wolverhampton's past. A photograph of each point of interest is included, along with a map giving its location and a brief description.'

Category Wolverhampton
Visits to the Website603
Views of 'Full' Record1401

'Click on an image ... to see one of our City Trails with old photos pinned to an interactive map and take a trip down memory lane! Once the map opens, click and drag with your mouse to move around the map, double click on the map to zoom in.'

Category Wolverhampton
Starting fromAround and About
Description from

Black Country History

Visits to the Website888
Views of 'Full' Record1405

A great way to discover Wolverhampton [1] Not too many stiles and steep hills - - - : [2] Cafes and pubs along the way - - - : [3] Easy access by bus - - - : [4] Fine views of the city centre ALERT Link changed to Walking Englishman.

Category Wolverhampton
Distance (miles)29
Starting fromNorthycote Farm, Bushbury
Walks described here by
Visits to the Website325
Views of 'Full' Record1072

'Explore Wolverhampton's past with 2 different walking trails that guide you around city centre landmarks and the 21 Lock canal network ... Enjoy the heritage of the city and improve your health at the same time!'

Category Wolverhampton
Starting fromAround and About
Description from

Wolverhampton City Council

Visits to the Website703
Views of 'Full' Record1135

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