Walk s249 Gun (Staffordshire) from Rudyard Reservoir

Superb views followed by a lakeside stroll


Route outline for walk s249:

Rudyard Reservoir  -  The Staffordshire Way  -  Ryecroft Gate  -  Rushton Spencer  -  Heaton Lodge Farm  -  Weathercock Farm  -  Gun End House  -  Gun (Staffordshire)  -  Fould Farm  -  Fould Villa  -  Poolend  -  Willgate Farm  -  Rudyard  -  Black Wood  -  Rudyard Reservoir



Points of Interest/Notes on this walk:

Rudyard Reservoir was constructed in the late 18th century to feed the Caldon Canal. During the 19th century, it was a popular destination for daytrippers taking advantage of easy access using the newly constructed North Staffordshire Railway. Visitors included John Lockwood Kipling & Alice Macdonald, the parents of Rudyard Kipling, who met there on a trip from Burslem. They liked the place so much they named their son after it.


Peaks, Summits and Tops reached on this walk:

hewitt
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English
Mountains
Wainwright
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Wainwrights
 English Nuttalls
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English
Nuttalls
Dewey
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English
Deweys
Wainwright Outlying Fell
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Wainwright
Outlying Fells
marilyn
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Marilyn
Bridget
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Bridgets

Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

The highest point of this walk is Gun (Staffordshire) at 385m (1264ft). Gun (Staffordshire) is classified as an English Marilyn (102nd highest in England, 1232nd highest in the UK). The summit of Gun (Staffordshire) is marked by an Ordnance Survey Trig Point.

National Trails & Long Paths included on this walk:

Part of this walk follows a section of The Staffordshire Way, a 153km (95 miles) linear footpath connecting Mow Cop in Cheshire, England with Kinver Edge in Staffordshire, England. The Staffordshire Way is waymarked by a knotted rope motif. For more walks that include a section of this trail see The Staffordshire Way.



You can find more walks near this one on these unique free-to-access Interactive Walk Planning Maps: (click/TAP to select)

The Peak District National Park


1:25,000 scale OS Explorer Maps (the ones with orange/yellow covers):

OL24 The Peak District - White Peak area


268 Wilmslow, Macclesfield & Congleton, Altrincham, Knutsford & Sandbach


1:50,000 scale OS Landranger Map (the ones with pink/magenta covers):

118 Stoke-on-Trent & Macclesfield


Some Photos and Pictures from Walk s249 Gun (Staffordshire) from Rudyard Reservoir

In no particular order . . .

Walk s249 Gun (Staffordshire) from Rudyard Reservoir - The Staffordshire countryside from near Gun (Staffordshire)

The Staffordshire countryside from near Gun (Staffordshire)

Photo: Mike Walker (35)

Walk s249 Gun (Staffordshire) from Rudyard Reservoir - The Roaches and Hen Cloud from Gun (Staffordshire)

The Roaches and Hen Cloud from Gun (Staffordshire)

Photo: Stuart Greig (2)

Walk s249 Gun (Staffordshire) from Rudyard Reservoir - The Trig Point on the summit of Gun (Staffordshire)

The Trig Point on the summit of Gun (Staffordshire)

Photo: James Lees (1)

Walk s249 Gun (Staffordshire) from Rudyard Reservoir - Unusual building on the shores of Rudyard Reservoir

Unusual building on the shores of Rudyard Reservoir

Photo: Stuart Greig (4)

Walk s249 Gun (Staffordshire) from Rudyard Reservoir - Rudyard Reservoir

Rudyard Reservoir

Photo: Stuart Greig (3)

Walk s249 Gun (Staffordshire) from Rudyard Reservoir - The Roaches and Hen Cloud from the summit of Gun (Staffordshire)

The Roaches and Hen Cloud from the summit of Gun (Staffordshire)

Photo: Mike Walker (34)

Walk s249 Gun (Staffordshire) from Rudyard Reservoir - Shutlingsloe from Heaton

Shutlingsloe from Heaton

Photo: Stuart Greig (1)

Walk s249 Gun (Staffordshire) from Rudyard Reservoir - The Staffordshire countryside from near Gun (Staffordshire)

The Staffordshire countryside from near Gun (Staffordshire)

Photo: Mike Walker (36)

Walk s249 Gun (Staffordshire) from Rudyard Reservoir - Cliffe Park, Rudyard Reservoir

Cliffe Park, Rudyard Reservoir

Photo: Stuart Greig (5)

Walk s249 Gun (Staffordshire) from Rudyard Reservoir - A gentle walk on the shore of Rudyard Reservoir for little legs

A gentle walk on the shore of Rudyard Reservoir for little legs

Photo: Lucy Richards (2)

Walk s249 Gun (Staffordshire) from Rudyard Reservoir - Gun (Staffordshire) summit trig point

Gun (Staffordshire) summit trig point

Photo: Mike Walker (33)


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