Hanley Central Forest Park
This large park in Stoke-on-Trent has some nice walking and cycling paths to try. In the park you'll find woodland trails and a large lake. There's also a small hill with nice views over the city and surrounding countryside.
There's a good sized car park off Chell Street where you can start your exercise. From here you can pick up the trails around the lake and past the children's play area. North of the lake you can climb to the viewpoint before enjoying refreshments at the lakeside snack bar.
To continue your exercise in the area you could head to the nearby Park Hall Country Park. This large park has miles of trail which are great for dog walking and cycling.
PostcodeST1 6BB - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
Hanley Forest Park Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
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Hanley Forest Park OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Hanley Forest Park Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
There's a small cafe at the site where you can enjoy refreshment from their reasonably priced menu.
The woodland and parkland are ideal for a dog walk so you'll probably bump into other owners on your visit.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
Less than a mile west of the park you can pick up the Trent and Mersey Canal. You could extend your outing by following the towpath north to visit the nearby Westport Lake.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Staffordshire Walks page.