This pretty village is located in the Churnet Valley area of the Staffordshire Moorlands. The area includes a wonderful old mill museum, canalside trails, a fine local country park and the splendid Churnet Valley Heritage Railway.
This circular walk from the village visits some of the highlights of the area including Cheddleton Flint Mill, the River Churnet, the Caldon Canal and Deep Hayes Country Park.
The walk starts from the Flint Mill in the village centre. The old mill dates from the period of the Industrial Revolution and is Grade II listed. The interesting site features two water mills, a small museum, a period cottage, the canal and many other exhibits.
From here you can pick up a path along the Caldon Canal and follow it north past the weir towards Horse Bridge. You can then pick up footpaths heading through Deep Hayes with its woodland and series of pretty lakes. The route then passes Crowpoint Wood before turning east to Shaffalong and back into Cheddleton.
PostcodeST13 7HL - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
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Walks near Cheddleton
- Caldon Canal - Follow the Caldon Canal through the beautiful River Churnet Valley on this easy walk in Staffordshire.
The walk starts at the lovely Froghall Wharf where you will find a good sized car park
- Deep Hayes Country Park - Explore 143 acres of woods, meadows, canals and pools in this pretty country park in Cheddleton, Staffordshire
- Leek - This town in the Staffordshire Peak District has lots of good options for walkers
- Churnet Valley - This walk takes you through Staffordshire's beautiful Churnet Valley from Froghall to Cheddleton
- Coombes Valley - This circular walk explores the lovely Coombes Valley RSPB Nature reserve near Leek in Staffordshire.
- Staffordshire Way - Travel through Staffordshire, Cheshire, Derbyshire, Worcestershire and enjoy canals, lakes, country parks and a series of pretty towns and villages
- Staffordshire Moorlands Walks - This walk starts in Leek and uses sections of the waymarked Staffordshire Moorlands Walks trail to visit some of the highlights of the area including Tittesworth Reservoir, Rudyard Lake, Ladderedge Country Park, Deep Hayes Country Park, the Churnet Valley, Consall Nature Park and the Caldon Canal.
The Black Lion is a good choice for some post walk refreshment. The friendly pub is located in a nice spot near St Edward's church. They serve good food and have two outdoor seatings areas for warmer days. You can find them near the Flint Mill at Hollow Lane, ST13 7HP.
The canal, country and woodland trails make for a fine dog walk. The Black Lion mentioned above is also dog friendly with treats available.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
For more walking ideas in the area see the Staffordshire Walks page.