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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.


Waymark: Blue Pit Wheel with yellow arrow.
Path Type: Other Paths
Waymark: Blue Pit Wheel with yellow arrow.
Attributes: Moorland
Industrial History
Start: SJ858576 - Mow Cop, Staffordshire View on StreetMap
Finish: SJ685343 - Market Drayton, Staffordshire View on StreetMap
Open Date: 2007

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

External download Newcastle Way  (Staffordshire County Council ) Download


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Bunk House

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, 127
OS Landranger Active 118, 127
OS Explorer 243, 257, 258, 268
OS Explorer Active 243, 257, 258, 268

Accommodation within 5 km of this Path:

Bunk House
4 km
40 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

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