This easy cycle route takes you along a dismantled railway from Denstone to Oakamoor in the Churnet Valley. It's a fairly flat path, running for just over 4 miles with nice views of the surrounding Staffordshire Moorlands countryside.
The route starts in Denstone and follows the cycle path north towards Alton, where you will pass the famous Alton Towers Theme Park. The route continues past a series of woods and the Hawksmoor Nature Reserve before finishing at the village of Oakamoor.
To extend your ride in the area try the Buxton to Uttoxeter Cycle Route which follows National Cycle Route 68 through the White Peak area of the Peak District.
If you would like a walk through the area try the Churnet Valley Walk which runs from Froghall to Cheddleton where you will find the Churnet Valley Railway centre.
Churnet Valley Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Churnet Valley Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Churnet Valley OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Churnet Valley Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
For a longer route along the trail try the Denstone Railway Walk. This uses part of the railway path and the Staffordshire Way to create a circular walk around the village.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Staffordshire Walks page.