GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Sandon Hall Walks

6 miles (9.4 km)

This walk takes you around the historic Sandon Hall estate in the Staffordshire village of Sandon.
The hall grounds and gardens are generally not open to the public though there are open days and the opportunity to book a tour. See the link below for more details.
This circular walk takes you along the public footpaths which run along the sides of the estate. You'll also enjoy a waterside stroll along the Trent and Mersey Canal which runs along the western side of the park. Along there way there's fine views over the countryside and hills of the Trent Valley. You can also visit the noteworthy church which dates to the 13th century and is Grade I listed.
The walk starts in the village at the Dog and Doublet, a delightful Arts and Craft period Inn dating from 1906. From here you pick up trails heading east and then south east along the side of the park. These will lead you to Gayton and Weston where you pick up the canal. Follow the towpath north west and it will take you to Sandon Lock where you leave the canal and return to the village.
To continue your walking in the area head south into Stafford where you can explore the historic castle and enjoy a nice riverside walk.


ST18 0DJ - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Sandon Hall OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Sandon Hall Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Sandon

  • Stafford - Stafford is the county town of Staffordshire and has some nice waterside walking trail along the canal, river and nature reserve in the town centre
  • Blithfield Reservoir - This large reservoir in the Blithe Valley has three nice colour coded walking trails to try
  • Cannock Chase Country Park - This huge country park has 3000 acres of cycling and walking trails to explore
  • Belvide Reservoir - Enjoy a circular walk around Belvide Reservoir in South Staffordshire on this easy route
  • Sabrina Way - This route is part of the National Bridleroute Network and primarily designed for horse riders but can be used by walkers and cyclists also
  • Wolverhampton Canal Walk - Explore the Birmingham Canal on this short walk through the centre of Wolverhampton.
  • Penkridge - This Staffordshire based market town is in an ideal spot for exploring the countryside and woodland of the Cannock Chase AONB
  • Milford Common - This walk takes you around Milford Common near Stafford
  • Eccleshall - This historic small town is located close to Stone and Stafford in the county of Staffordshire
  • Gailey Reservoir - These pretty reservoirs are located near the Staffordshire village of Gailey in the Penkridge area of the county
  • Trent and Mersey Canal - Follow the Trent and Mersey Canal through Derbyshire, Staffordshire and Cheshire on this long distance waterside walk


The walk starts from The Dog and Doublet in Sandon. The period inn serves good quality food which you can enjoy outside in the large garden area.

Dog Walking

The parkland trails make for a fine dog walk. The Dog and Doublet mentioned above is also dog friendly with water bowls and treats available.


The Dog ^ Doublet, Sandon - - 2144408

The Dog and Doublet, Sandon

Sandon Park View South - - 2499318

Sandon Park View South

Sandon Park - - 1160003

Looking from the edge of the park across the gamekeeper's domain and the Trent valley.

Trentham Tower, Sandon Park

Trentham Tower, Sandon Park. Standing close to the highest point of Sandon Park is this Italianate tower. It originally formed the top of the tower at Trentham Hall and was built to designs by Sir Charles Barry in about 1840. Trentham Hall was demolished in 1910-1912 and the tower top was dismantled and reconstructed at Sandon at a cost of £192 and 7 shillings. The tower was fully restored in 2016.

Sandon Park - - 1159954

Sandon Church seen from the drive through the park to Sandon Hall.

Trent and Mersey Canal - Sandon Lock - - 1436938

Trent and Mersey Canal

Sandon Hall

The present-day Sandon Hall, built 1852

Weston Pool at Weston, Staffordshire - - 4198851

Weston Pool at Weston, Staffordshire


GPS Files

GPX File

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