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Apedale Country Park

2 miles (4 km)

Explore 450 acres of community country park in Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire. There are a number of well maintained footpaths taking you to open meadows, secluded woodland glades and silent pools. Look out for Skylark, lapwing, grey partridge, water vole and Great Crested Newt in Apedale's wetland and ancient woodland. In the spring months the park is particularly lovely with carpets of bluebells in the woodland area. For cyclists there are also some good mountain bike trails to try.
The park is located on a former mining area so there's a small museum with an interesting collection of mining related items. There's also a working narrow gauge railway to enjoy.
The Newcastle Way walk also passes through the park so you could continue your walk. The adjacent Silverdale Country Park is also a good option if you would like to continue your outing.


ST5 6AX - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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There's a good on site cafe selling a fine range of meals and snacks.

Dog Walking

The woodland and country trails in the park are excellent for dog walking so you'll probably see plenty of other owners on your visit.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

There's a car park at the site but you could easily reach the park on foot from Newcastle. The Newcastle Under Lyme Walk follows the pretty Lyme Brook from the town centre and is just over 2 miles to the park.
A few miles south of the park you'll find the village of Keele. Here you can explore the lovely campus of Keele University which includes an arboretum, lakes and gardens. It's well laid out with several colour coded footpaths to try.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Staffordshire Walks page.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Newcastle Way at Apedale Country Park - - 394454

Newcastle Way at Apedale Country Park. This is the entrance the car park off Black Bank Rd in the south east of Apedale Country Park. The Newcastle Way long distance walk passes through the park on its way from Mow Cop in the north to Market Drayton in the south.In the distance is Chesterton Industrial Area.

Apedale Country Park near Newcastle under Lyme - - 272572

Apedale Country Park near Newcastle under Lyme. Pit head wheel and coal tub memorial to the miners of North Staffordshire.

Apedale Valley Light Railway (geograph 4480114)

Apedale Valley Light Railway. The train has been pulled into the station by Kerr Stuart 0-4-2ST narrow gauge locomotive of the Tattoo class - Stanhope. The locomotive at the rear was visiting from Statfold Barn and is Hudswell Clarke No. 1056 of 1914 which worked in Fiji for the Colonial Sugar Refining Company.

Apedale Heritage Centre - - 1582934

Apedale Heritage Centre. Excellent local history centre with a leaning towards mining. The former Apedale Colliery is behind this building and underground tours are arranged.

Perch Pool, Watermills Wood - - 3435108

Perch Pool, Watermills Wood. Located on the western side of the park.

Path to Watermills Chimney, Watermills Wood - - 3435014

Path to Watermills Chimney, Watermills Wood. Evidence of the mining past of the area.
Little physically remains of the deep pits in Apedale, however the Watermills colliery left this one monument behind when it was closed in 1912. Originally the stack reached 186 feet high.

Baling near Apedale - - 4531500

Baling near Apedale. A view of the countryside surrounding the park.

Apedale Country Park - - 4060339

Park sign


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