GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Croxden Abbey

2 miles (3.5 km)

This walk visits the ruins of a 12th century abbey near Hollington in Staffordshire.
There are substantial remains at the site with towering fragments of its 13th century church, infirmary and 14th century abbot's lodging.
The walk starts from the abbey where there is some parking in a layby. You can then enjoy a walk along Croxden Lane which runs between the abbey ruins. It's a very picturesque area with the abbey surrounded by some lovely green fields. There are a number of information boards dotted around which will tell you all about the interesting history of the area. You can also see several of the original fruit trees from the abbey and the lake they would have held carp in.
After exploring the site the circular walk then heads to Quarry Bank and the village of Hollington before returning to the abbey. On the country trails there are nice views over the surrounding countryside back to the abbey.


ST14 5JG - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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Croxden Abbey OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Croxden Abbey Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


The Star Inn is located in the nearby village of Hollington. The 18th century pubis in a nice position overlooking the Tean Valley in the little village. There's good food and a patio area to sit out in on warmer days. They are also dog friendly if you have your pet with you. You can find them at postcode ST10 4HH for your sat navs.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

The abbey is located near the Churnet Valley where you can visit the Denstone Railway Walk and the lovely woods at Dimmingsdale.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Staffordshire Walks page.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby



Atmospheric shot of the ruins


Ruined arch

View from towards Croxden Abbey - - 230728

View towards Croxden Abbey. Taken standing on Quarry Bank looking towards Croxden Abbey

Fields near Hollington - - 230397

Fields near Hollington. Taken from beside the Raddle Inn on Quarry Bank.

Abbey Lodge, Croxden

Abbey Lodge, Croxden

Croxden Brook - - 230659

Croxden Brook

Hollington - - 230617


Croxden Abbey 1

Croxden Abbey 1


GPS Files

GPX File

Croxden Abbey.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)

Memory Map Route

Croxden Abbey.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)