67 easy-to-follow circular walks in Staffordshire

Sixty-seven easy-to-follow hand-crafted circular walks, routes & maps in Staffordshire of all grades in Walk Grade Order


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Walk 1 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk s100 Morridge, Moor Top and Lowe Hill from Leek

Varied walking with gentle climbs

Vital Statistics:

Length:7ml (11km)
Ascent:1,076ft (328m)
Time:3½ hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk s101 Manifold Way from Waterhouses

A lovely dales walk

Vital Statistics:

Length:8.25ml (13km)
Ascent:1,588ft (484m)
Time:4½ hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk s102 The Manifold Trail and Bridge End from Longnor

Easy dale walking with moorland views

Vital Statistics:

Length:5ml (8km)
Ascent:640ft (195m)
Time:2½ hrs
Grade:(Easy)


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Walk s105 Manifold Way and Wetton from Hulme End

A lovely dales walk with superb views

Vital Statistics:

Length:8.75ml (14km)
Ascent:1,848ft (563m)
Time:5 hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk s107 Three Shires Head, Oliver Hill and Flash from Gradbach

Superb views & iconic Three Shires Head

Vital Statistics:

Length:8.25ml (13km)
Ascent:1,464ft (446m)
Time:4½ hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk s108 Butterton and Upper Elkstone from Onecote

Wild(ish) Moorland walk

Vital Statistics:

Length:7.75ml (12.5km)
Ascent:1,139ft (347m)
Time:4 hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk s109 Castern Hall, Wetton, Alstonefield and Milldale from Ilam

Fantastic views and a gorgeous riverside walk

Vital Statistics:

Length:9.75ml (15.5km)
Ascent:2,146ft (654m)
Time:5.75hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk s110 Consall Forge and The Caldon Canal from Ipstones

Woodland and canal walking

Vital Statistics:

Length:4.75ml (7.5km)
Ascent:742ft (226m)
Time:2½ hrs
Grade:(Easy)


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Walk s111 Dove Dale, Ilam, Castern Hall and Stanshope from Milldale

A classic walk through stunning Dove Dale

Vital Statistics:

Length:8.25ml (13km)
Ascent:689ft (210m)
Time:3.75hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk s115 Brund from Hulme End

Easy stroll

Vital Statistics:

Length:3.75ml (6km)
Ascent:289ft (88m)
Time:1.75hrs
Grade:(Easy)


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Walk s121 Oliver Hill and Three Shires Head from Flash

Excellent views & iconic Three Shires Head

Vital Statistics:

Length:4ml (6.5km)
Ascent:942ft (287m)
Time:2½ hrs
Grade:(Easy)


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Walk s125 Alstonefield, Wetton, Castern Wood Nature Reserve and The River Dove from Milldale

Castern Wood Nature Reserve is truely awe inspiring

Vital Statistics:

Length:7.25ml (11.5km)
Ascent:1,302ft (397m)
Time:4 hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk s134 The Manifold Way, Wettonmill, Sugarloaf and Ecton Hill from Hulme End

A lovely dales walk with fine views

Vital Statistics:

Length:6ml (9.5km)
Ascent:1,034ft (315m)
Time:3.25hrs
Grade:(Easy)


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Walk s135 Revidge and Upper Elkstone from Butterton

Don't miss the Revidge Dragon!

Vital Statistics:

Length:8.5ml (13.5km)
Ascent:1,523ft (464m)
Time:4.75hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk s150 Crowdecote (Crowdicote) and The Upper Dove Valley from Longnor

Easy dale walking with fine moorland views

Vital Statistics:

Length:4.75ml (7.5km)
Ascent:659ft (201m)
Time:2½ hrs
Grade:(Easy)


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Walk s155 Oliver Hill and Manifold Head from Flash

Excellent views from the pennine watershed

Vital Statistics:

Length:5ml (8km)
Ascent:991ft (302m)
Time:2.75hrs
Grade:(Easy)


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Walk s156 Wolfscote Dale, Ecton Hill, Wetton Hill, Wetton and Alstonefield from Milldale

Beautiful dales followed by beautiful views

Vital Statistics:

Length:11.5ml (18.5km)
Ascent:1,572ft (479m)
Time:5.75hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk s157 Foxt and Oldridge Pinnacle from Froghall Wharf

Woodland and canal walking

Vital Statistics:

Length:4ml (6.5km)
Ascent:830ft (253m)
Time:2.25hrs
Grade:(Easy)


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Walk s161 The Roaches and Lud's Church from Five Clouds, Upper Hulme

The easiest way to The Roaches and Lud's Church

Vital Statistics:

Length:6ml (9.5km)
Ascent:1,234ft (376m)
Time:3½ hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk 20 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk s163 A walk around Wetton Hill from Wetton

An easy walk in hill and dale

Vital Statistics:

Length:4.5ml (7km)
Ascent:623ft (190m)
Time:2.25hrs
Grade:(Easy)


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Walk s164 A circuit of Rudyard Reservoir

A gentle stroll lakeside stroll

Vital Statistics:

Length:4.5ml (7km)
Ascent:295ft (90m)
Time:2 hrs
Grade:(Easy)


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Walk s166 Butterton, Onecote and Upper Elkstone from Warslow

A moorland walk with some climbing

Vital Statistics:

Length:9.5ml (15km)
Ascent:1,483ft (452m)
Time:5 hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk s168 The Manifold Way and Thorley Moor from Weag's Bridge

A lovely Staffordshire dales walk with one short ascent

Vital Statistics:

Length:6.5ml (10.5km)
Ascent:689ft (210m)
Time:3.25hrs
Grade:(Easy)


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Walk s178 The Roaches and Hen Cloud from Five Clouds, Upper Hulme

Superb views from a Peak District Icon

Vital Statistics:

Length:4.75ml (7.5km)
Ascent:1,182ft (360m)
Time:3 hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk s180 Dove Dale and Ilam Tops from Milldale

An beautiful riverside stroll with fantastic views

Vital Statistics:

Length:6.75ml (11km)
Ascent:623ft (190m)
Time:3.25hrs
Grade:(Easy)


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Walk s181 Merryton Low and The River Manifold from Longnor

Wild and lonely moorland - terrific

Vital Statistics:

Length:11.5ml (18.5km)
Ascent:1,487ft (453m)
Time:2.75hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk s185 Hollinsclough and Earl Sterndale from Longnor

Wild and lonely Staffordshire moorland

Vital Statistics:

Length:7ml (11km)
Ascent:1,090ft (332m)
Time:3.75hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk s187 Blore and Coldwall Bridge from Ilam

An easy stroll with one short steep climb

Vital Statistics:

Length:4.75ml (7.5km)
Ascent:754ft (230m)
Time:2½ hrs
Grade:(Easy)


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Walk s188 Weag's Bridge, The Manifold Way, Thor's Cave and Wettonmill from Grindon

Easy dale walking and and interesting church

Vital Statistics:

Length:4.75ml (7.5km)
Ascent:909ft (277m)
Time:3 hrs
Grade:(Easy)


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Walk s190 Morridge Top, Oakenclough and Middle Hills from Gradbach

Fine walk on the Staffordshire Moorlands

Vital Statistics:

Length:11.5ml (18.5km)
Ascent:1,897ft (578m)
Time:6.25hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk s191 Consall Forge and The Caldon Canal from Froghall Wharf

Woodland and canal walking

Vital Statistics:

Length:6ml (9.5km)
Ascent:860ft (262m)
Time:3 hrs
Grade:(Easy)


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Walk s194 Hollinsclough from Longnor

Easy dale walking with moorland views

Vital Statistics:

Length:4.5ml (7km)
Ascent:538ft (164m)
Time:2.25hrs
Grade:(Easy)


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Walk s201 Grindon Moor, Grindon and Weag's Bridge from Butterton

Easy dale walking & and interesting church

Vital Statistics:

Length:8.75ml (14km)
Ascent:1,690ft (515m)
Time:5 hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk s204 Hollinsclough, Earl Sterndale and Pilsbury Castle Hills from Longnor

Superb moorland views with a bit of up and down

Vital Statistics:

Length:14.5ml (23.5km)
Ascent:3,049ft (929m)
Time:8½ hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk s207 Reaps Moor and The Manifold Trail from Longnor

Easy dale walking with moorland views

Vital Statistics:

Length:7.5ml (12km)
Ascent:811ft (247m)
Time:3½ hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk s210 Oliver Hill, Manifold Head, Gradbach and Three Shires Head from Flash

Fabulous views & iconic Three Shires Head

Vital Statistics:

Length:10ml (16km)
Ascent:1,953ft (595m)
Time:5.75hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk s212 Blore, The River Dove and Mappleton from Swinscoe

Lovely Staffordshire dales

Vital Statistics:

Length:6ml (9.5km)
Ascent:918ft (280m)
Time:3.25hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk s215 Earl Sterndale from Longnor

Easy dale walking with moorland views

Vital Statistics:

Length:4.5ml (7km)
Ascent:834ft (254m)
Time:2½ hrs
Grade:(Easy)


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Walk s216 Onecote, Grindon and The Manifold Way from Waterhouses

A lovely long walk through hills and dales

Vital Statistics:

Length:11.5ml (18km)
Ascent:1,267ft (386m)
Time:5½ hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk s217 Milldale and Dove Dale from Alstonefield

Easy walking at high and low levels

Vital Statistics:

Length:5.5ml (9km)
Ascent:1,615ft (492m)
Time:3.75hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk s221 Gib Tor, The Roaches and Hen Cloud from Upper Hulme

A high moorland walk with fabulous views

Vital Statistics:

Length:9ml (14.5km)
Ascent:1,795ft (547m)
Time:5 hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk s228 The Roaches and Hen Cloud from Meerbrook

Excellent country walk to huge views

Vital Statistics:

Length:8.25ml (13km)
Ascent:1,490ft (454m)
Time:4½ hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk s230 Grindon and Weag's Bridge from Ilam

A long walk through stunning scenery

Vital Statistics:

Length:10.25ml (16.5km)
Ascent:1,969ft (600m)
Time:2.75hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk s231 Wolfscote Dale and The River Dove from Alstonefield

Stunning Wolfscote Dale

Vital Statistics:

Length:5.5ml (9km)
Ascent:426ft (130m)
Time:2½ hrs
Grade:(Easy)


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Walk s232 Dale Bottom, Wetton Hill and Ecton Hill from Alstonefield

A strenuous walk with some steep sections

Vital Statistics:

Length:9.25ml (15km)
Ascent:1,769ft (539m)
Time:5.25hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk s233 Sheen, Brund, Reaps Moor and Fawfield Head from Longnor

Lovely Staffordshire Dales walk

Vital Statistics:

Length:11ml (17.5km)
Ascent:1,342ft (409m)
Time:5.25hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk s238 Manifold Valley, Ilam, Dove Dale, Milldale, Alstonefield and Wetton from Weag's Bridge

A long but classic walk through stunning Dove Dale and the Manifold Valley

Vital Statistics:

Length:15ml (24km)
Ascent:2,028ft (618m)
Time:8 hrs
Grade:(Hard)


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Walk s239 Castern Hall, Weag's Bridge, Manifold Way and Throwley Moor from Ilam

A classic walk with plenty of variety

Vital Statistics:

Length:10.25ml (16.5km)
Ascent:1,486ft (453m)
Time:5.25hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk s244 The Manifold Way, Thor's Cave and Warslow from Grindon

Easy dale walking

Vital Statistics:

Length:10.5ml (17km)
Ascent:1,847ft (563m)
Time:5.75hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk s246 Milldale, The River Dove and Wolfscote Dale from Alstonefield

Wolfscote Dale is one of Derbyshire Dale's finest

Vital Statistics:

Length:6.75ml (11km)
Ascent:722ft (220m)
Time:3 hrs
Grade:(Easy)


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Walk s247 Blackstone Edge and Hollinsclough Moor from Hollinsclough

Easy dale walking with moorland views

Vital Statistics:

Length:7ml (11km)
Ascent:1,395ft (425m)
Time:4 hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk s248 Butterton and Warslow from Wettonmill

Easy walking in hill and dale

Vital Statistics:

Length:7ml (10.5km)
Ascent:787ft (240m)
Time:3.25hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk s249 Gun (Staffordshire) from Rudyard Reservoir

Superb views followed by a lakeside stroll

Vital Statistics:

Length:10ml (16km)
Ascent:1,404ft (428m)
Time:5 hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk s260 Stanshope from Milldale

An beautiful riverside stroll with a gentle climb

Vital Statistics:

Length:3ml (5km)
Ascent:1,040ft (317m)
Time:2.25hrs
Grade:(Easy)


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Walk s265 Old Mixon Hey from Butterton

Lovely long Staffordshire moorland walk

Vital Statistics:

Length:9.5ml (15km)
Ascent:1,641ft (500m)
Time:5 hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk s103 Milldale and The River Dove from Dove Dale

Beautiful riverside stroll

Vital Statistics:

Length:6.25ml (10km)
Ascent:623ft (190m)
Time:3 hrs
Grade:(Easy)


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Walk s128 Consall Forge and The Caldon Canal from Cheddleton

Farmland and canal towpaths

Vital Statistics:

Length:6.5ml (10.5km)
Ascent:738ft (225m)
Time:3.25hrs
Grade:(Easy)


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Walk s116 The Roaches, Hen Cloud, Meerbrook and Lud's Church from Gradbach

Superb views and an ancient religious site

Vital Statistics:

Length:11.5mls (18.5km)
Ascent:2,274ft (693m)
Time:6½ hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk s104 The Roaches from Five Clouds, Upper Hulme

The 'easiest' way to walk The Roaches

Vital Statistics:

Length:3.75mls (6km)
Ascent:775ft (236m)
Time:2.25hrs
Grade:(Easy)


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Walk s122 Lud's Church and The Roaches from Roach End

The 'easiest' way to Lud's Church & The Roaches

Vital Statistics:

Length:3.25mls (5km)
Ascent:778ft (237m)
Time:2 hrs
Grade:(Easy)


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Walk s131 Lud's Church and The Roaches from Gradbach

Iconic Lud's Church and huge views

Vital Statistics:

Length:5mls (8km)
Ascent:1,306ft (398m)
Time:3.25hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk s154 Lud's Church from Gradbach

Iconic Lud's Church

Vital Statistics:

Length:4mls (6.5km)
Ascent:1,306ft (398m)
Time:2½ hrs
Grade:(Easy)


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Walk s143 The Cloud (Bosley Cloud) from Rushton Spencer

Stunning views after an easy climb

Vital Statistics:

Length:5.5mls (8.5km)
Ascent:896ft (273m)
Time:3 hrs
Grade:(Easy)


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Walk s123 Hillswood and Gun (Staffordshire) from Abbey Green, near Leek

Excellent walk to superb views

Vital Statistics:

Length:9mls (14.5km)
Ascent:1,178ft (359m)
Time:4½ hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk s176 Gun (Staffordshire) from Meerbrook

Excellent walk to superb views of The Roaches

Vital Statistics:

Length:6mls (9.5km)
Ascent:715ft (218m)
Time:3 hrs
Grade:(Easy)


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Walk s106 Parkhouse Hill, Chrome Hill, High Edge and Hollins Hill from Hollinsclough

Great views, but several very steep sections

Vital Statistics:

Length:6mls (9.5km)
Ascent:1,237ft (377m)
Time:3½ hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk s113 Milldale, Wolfscote Dale, Wolfscote Hill, Narrowdale Hill and Gratton Hill from Alstonefield

Some steep climbs but fantastic views

Vital Statistics:

Length:9.75mls (15.5km)
Ascent:1,910ft (582m)
Time:5½ hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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