Starting at Mow Cop, follow the Newcastle Way through Staffordshire to Market Drayton. You will pass through rough Moorland scenery around Mow Cop, rich farming country near Madeley before heading along the sandstone ridges of Maer and Ashley and then across the wide open spaces of Blore Heath to Almington.
There are some challenging climbs with views to the west of the Shropshire Hills and south as far as Cannock Chase.
Highlights on the way include visits to Silverdale Country Park and Apedale Country Park near the attractive market town of Newcastle Under Lyme.
Newcastle Way Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Newcastle Way Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Newcastle Way OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Newcastle Way Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
Just of the route near Newcastle Under Lyme 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.