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Rushton Spencer & Bosley Cloud, Staffordshire

Difficulty Moderate

Walking time 4 hours 21 minutes

Length 14.0km / 8.7mi

Route developer: Neil Coates

Route checker: Tiffany Van Der Sande

Start location Station Lane, Rushton Spencer, north Staffordshire
Route Summary Rise via a remote medieval chapel and spectacular Neolithic chambered tomb to a magnificent viewpoint across the Marches towards Wales, the Pennines and the Peak District. Secluded paths lead into the wooded Dane Valley and an historic canal goit
Reviews
1 review
Overall rating:
Feb 27, 2021
sherratt.neil
(2 reviews)
A fantastic walk really enjoyed it. We had great weather, highlights were the excellent views East towards Wildboarclough and the Roaches and from Bosley Cloud, excellent views over Cheshire all the way to the Manchester skyline. The Bridestones Neolithic Burial chamber wasn't anything to write home about, but interesting nonetheless. Of note the free car park at the start is quite small and was almost full when we got there. There is possible road parking in the village or free parking at the north end of Rudyard Lake. You could then walk north along the old railway track (public path - The Staffordshire Way) to pick up the walk route just before Rushton Spencer. Underfoot, the route was fairly good although a bit muddy along the Goit Canal section. Overall a fantastic walk and would definitely recommend.
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