GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Staffordshire Way

95 miles (153 km)

Travel through Staffordshire, Cheshire, Derbyshire, Worcestershire and enjoy canals, lakes, country parks and a series of pretty towns and villages. Highlights on the walk include lovely views of the popular Blithfield Reservoir and the Caldon Canal.
You'll also pass through the Cannock Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), the lovely Deep Hayes Country Park and the historic Shugborough Park with its river views and beautiful gardens.

Staffordshire Way OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Staffordshire Way Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


Near Blithfield Reservoir you will pass the little village of Abbots Bromley. Here you'll find a few nice pubs where you can enjoy refreshments on your walk. The Crown is a good choice with a friendly atmosphere and a good menu. In the winter you'll find a nice cosy fire indoors while outside there's a nice garden area for warmer days. You can find it in the Market Place with a postcode of WS15 3BS for your sat navs.
The Codsall Station Pub is located right next to the train station in this large village on the trail. The Grade II listed pub has been converted from the old station buildings and includes interesting railway memorabilia on the walls. There's an outdoor seating area where you can see the working platforms too. You can find them on Chapel Lane with postcode WV8 2EH for your sat navs.


Boathouse, Blithfield Reservoir - - 231368

Boathouse at the Reservoir. View from the Staffordshire Way approaching Abbots Bromley.

One of the Cheddleton Locks on the Caldon Canal - - 316242

One of the Cheddleton Locks on the canal. Taken from the stern of a narrowboat on the Froghall section of the Caldon Canal. For canal enthusiasts, you'll see that this lock is fitted with hydraulically operated paddles which are much easier and safer to use than the older gear, rack and pinion type.

Staffordshire Way - - 178930

View of the path near Abbots Bromley

Bagots Forest - - 178937

Bagots Forest

Eaton Hall Farm - - 231398

Eaton Hall Farm. Now the Doveridge Clay Sports Club. One consequence of having the Staffordshire Way cross the grounds is that it is very well way-marked, something from which the County Council could well take an example.

Staffordshire Way near Stockwell Heath - - 231360

Staffordshire Way near Stockwell Heath

Hall View - - 1534308

View of Shugborough Hall viewed from the Staffordshire Way. The 900 acre Shugborough Estate includes some fine footpaths taking you to the impressive mansion house and some delightful gardens.

Boathouse, Blithfield Reservoir - - 231368

Boathouse, Blithfield Reservoir


GPS Files

GPX File

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

Memory Map Route

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