GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Gailey Reservoir

2 miles (3.7 km)

These pretty reservoirs are located near the Staffordshire village of Gailey in the Penkridge area of the county. It's a nice place for a stroll with views across the water to the surrounding countryside.
You can follow footpaths along the Lower and Upper Reservoir before linking up with the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal for some more waterside walking. The towpath will lead west to Gailey village where you'll find a pretty loch and weir.
The reservoir is also the home of South Staffordshire Sailing Club so you will probably see some sailboats on the water on a fine day.


ST19 5PT - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Gailey Reservoir OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Gailey Reservoir Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


At Gailey village you'll find the Spread Eagle. They do a good carvery and have a huge garden to sit out in. You can find them at Watling St, ST19 5PN. The pub is also dog friendly if you have your canine friend with you.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Staffordshire Walks page.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

The reservoir is very close to Cannock Chase Country Park. The park is a great place for walking and cycling with miles of woodland trails and hill climbs to try.


South Staffordshire Sailing Club, Gailey Reservoir - - 216498

South Staffordshire Sailing Club

Sailing on Gailey Reservoir - - 2121351

Sailing on Gailey Reservoir

Gailey Upper Reservoir - - 216496

Upper Reservoir

Gailey Wharf - - 515013

Gailey Wharf, where the A5 crosses the Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal, comprises a boat hire yard with maintenance facilities including a small crane, a lock, and a souvenir shop housed in the unusual 'Round House', formerly a toll clerk's office.

Narrowboat near Gailey, Staffordshire - - 1576339

Narrowboat near Gailey, Staffordshire. On the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal (opened in 1772) this boat is approaching the final bend before negotiating Rodbaston Lock. Vehicles can be seen on the M6 motorway, the noise from which makes this canal for several miles a noisy waterway to navigate, though one notices it far more when walking. Note: there is no white spot on your screen. It is a hang-glider.

Another lock on the Staffs and Worcs - - 1335360

Another lock on the Staffs and Worcs

Gailey Lock and Toll Office, Staffordshire - - 2597581

Gailey Lock and Toll Office, Staffordshire

The Spread Eagle, Gailey - - 2440694

The Spread Eagle pub in the village


GPS Files

GPX File

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

Memory Map Route

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