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Mid Staffordshire Group

We are the Mid Staffordshire Ramblers. We open the way for everyone in our local community to enjoy the pleasures of walking.

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Overview

We start this walk at the National Trust car park for Shugborough Hall, where we follow the 'ladies walk' and circle Hadrain's Arch, and head along the river to cross into Cannock Chase.

Our walk across Cannock Chase, crosses the stepping stones at Seven Springs, and leads us to Milford Common, where we plan to stop for lunch. 

After lunch we will return to Shugborough, via the canal along Tixall wide, passing Essex Bridge and back past Shugborough Hall. Returning to the car park, where we started. 

Terrain varies, from muddy paths around Shugborough, to fire tracks on Cannock Chase, and a tow path along the canal. Walking poles if you have them, are useful on the muddy paths. 

There are no stiles on this route, but there are a couple of steep hill climbs. 

 

Sunday, 21 April 2024
Start time:
10:00 am
Estimated finish time:
3:00 pm
Difficulty:
Moderate
Distance:
17.5km / 10.9mi
Ascent:
263.3m / 864ft
Type:
circular

If you are a National Trust member, remember to bring along your card to access the house and gardens. A National Trust card is not needed to use the car park. 

Features

  • Refreshments available (Pub/cafe)
  • Toilets available
  • Car parking available

Starting point

Grid reference:
SJ 98941 21599
Nearest postcode:
ST17 0XB
what3words:
pillows.taster.interlude
Start time:
10:00 am

Shugborough Estate car park. Follow the National Trust signs from the A513.

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