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East Staffordshire Group

We are the East Staffordshire Ramblers. We open the way for everyone in the East Staffordshire area to enjoy the pleasures of walking.

Join the Ramblers and enjoy

  • unlimited free access to 50,000 Ramblers group walks
  • a library jam-packed with thousands of tried-and-tested routes
  • a welcome pack teeming with top tips plus our quarterly Walk magazine
  • exclusive discounts from our partners
  • knowing your support is opening up more places to walk and helping more people discover the joy of walking

Overview

On public footpaths which cross the Shugborough estate, ancestral home of the Anson family and Earls of Lichfield, we will pass by some of the monumental works of art inspired by classical architecture. Following the tow path along two canals will give us a chance to appreciate the pioneering work of James Brindley, canal engineering genius. From across the water we will see the 16th century Tixall gatehouse, where Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned for a short time. We return (circuitously!) over Cannock Chase, former Royal hunting forest and playground of Kings and nobility. Some familiar footpaths, some less well-known ones and of course, some stories.

A flat walk on mostly good footpaths with the occasional muddy bit.

Wednesday, 10 January 2024
Start time:
10:00 am
Estimated finish time:
3:00 pm
Difficulty:
Moderate
Distance:
14km / 8.7mi
Ascent:
218m / 715ft
Type:
circular

Public toilets half-way round

Starting point

Grid reference:
SJ 98381 20710
Nearest postcode:
ST17 0UP
what3words:
mailers.loss.crumples
Start time:
10:00 am

Punchbowl car park off A 513, approx. half a mile east of main entrance to Shugborough Hall (Milford)

Join the Ramblers and enjoy

  • unlimited free access to 50,000 Ramblers group walks
  • a library jam-packed with thousands of tried-and-tested routes
  • a welcome pack teeming with top tips plus our quarterly Walk magazine
  • exclusive discounts from our partners
  • knowing your support is opening up more places to walk and helping more people discover the joy of walking