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Staffordshire knot and path nameStaffordshire Way

Cheshire, Derbyshire, Staffordshire

153 km / 95 miles
From the folly known as Mow Cop Castle the route initially hugs the Cheshire / Staffordshire border along Congleton Edge to The Cloud, in common with the Gritstone Trail. It continues along the towpath of the Caldon Canal, through the Churnet Valley and follows the River Dove to Uttoxeter. The Trent and Mersey Canal is then followed to Shugborough Hall with Cannock Chase and Highgate Common visited before reaching the sandstone Kinver Edge where it meets the North Worcestershire Path.

See also E-Routes (E2).


Waymark: Staffordshire knot and path name
Path Type: Paths Marked on OS mapping
Waymark: Staffordshire knot and path name
Attributes: Average Gradients
Start: SJ858574 - Mow Cop, Cheshire View on StreetMap
Finish: SO829822 - Kinver Edge, Staffordshire View on StreetMap
Web Sites: Staffordshire CC - Staffordshire Way Staffordshire Way [YouTube video] Walking Pages - Staffordshire Way

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

External download Staffordshire Way  (Staffordshire County Council  - 1995 ) Download
Guidebook Walking on and around the Staffordshire Way  (Sigma Press  - 1999 )


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Camping Barn

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 (path is named on OS maps):
OS Landranger 118, 119, 127, 128, 138, 139
OS Landranger Active 118, 119, 127, 128, 138, 139
OS Explorer 24, 218, 219, 242, 244, 258, 259, 268
OS Explorer Active 24, 218, 219, 242, 244, 258, 259, 268

Accommodation within 5 km of this Path:

Camping Barn
2 km
25 km

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Route Profile:

152.0 km (94.4 miles)
2,197 m (7,208 ft) ascent
323 m (1,060 ft)  maximum height

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