GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Churnet Valley

5 miles (7.5 km)

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 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.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


The Tavern, Denstone - - 230961

The Tavern, Denstone

Crumpwood Weir - - 413004

Crumpwood Weir

Sunday stroll along the old railway line - - 1226665

Sunday stroll along the old railway line

River Churnet at Oakamoor - - 1325135

River Churnet at Oakamoor


GPS Files

GPX File

Churnet Valley.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Share>Save to Files')

Memory Map Route

Churnet Valley.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Share>Save to Files)