Explore the most popular Bird Watching trails in Staffordshire with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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flooded
muddy
over grown
18 days ago

Nice reasonable walk. Path has changed a bit halfway round just have to skirt round the edge of a field

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muddy
22 days ago

Great walk with a mixed of road path and bogs. Walked it in heavy fog but still loved it. The waterfalls where the reason we chose this walk as was expecting them to be rushing with all the rain we have had. I’ll upload some pics. Will definitely be back in the summer for a dip in the river Also if you follow my map it will lead you to a great pub as I forgot to turn the tracking off when we finished the walk

Excellent walk , good shoes required as tough going under foot. Look out for WW1 rifle range. Relatively flat walk .

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muddy
1 month ago

Brilliant walk and the waterfalls are really pretty in the autumn. Beware of the bog at the end as you travel up the moor (watch underfoot) Important to note, many of the styles are not dog friendly, so if you take your dog on this one be prepared to carry them!

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muddy
2 months ago

A nice easy walk with great views . Muddy though .

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muddy
2 months ago

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closed
muddy
2 months ago

Great walk but extremely muddy in areas, note the crossing point at Hayes country park is impassable due to heavy rain, you can cross the stream further up stream. Good dog walking off lead opportunities throughout walk

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muddy
2 months ago

A good nice walk. On the day I went it was overcast and muddy in places but very enjoyable. Lots of people on the Leek & Rudyard railway going up to the lake.on a beautiful summers day I think this would be extremely busy

brilliant woodland walk, but definitely go with the right clothing, had been raining, grass very long in places, a little muddy. but a nice challenging walk

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rocky
3 months ago

Lovely walk would recommend, the hike up to the cave it self was wet and a bit slippery but worth it,nice walk all round dog friendly

Generally well marked, except where you leave the Blue trail for the Yellow trail (take a right just before the hide). Otherwise, great walk!

A beautiful trail, a little bit rough underfoot along the bridal path. The climb towards the ends was tough but it was raining hard. Amazing waterfalls, definitely doing it again.

hiking
3 months ago

Really enjoyed this walk! Beautiful views

hiking
3 months ago

Relatively short & mildly challenging trail. The climb up to the cave was the most challenging part & requires a chunk of stamina but it’s worth it at the top. Although, beware of footing as wet weather makes it really quite slippy. The cave itself is awesome. Highly recommend this as a short day out. You could always do what we did though & go for an extended trek around the vast & beautiful area.

A lovely wooded walk- dog friendly allowing them lots of chances to paddle, especially on a hot day. Dogs on lead on lead for part but then can be let off as well. Some very muddy parts so good boots essential. We parked at the Ramblers Retreat at Dimmington Lodge and started with a coffee and cake in the most gorgeous tea room. The outside seating area is lovely.

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3 months ago

We parked at the free parking next to the Leek &Rudyard railway. This gets really busy so glad we went quite early. This is a lovely walk -mainly flat and lots of wooded shade which was great as a hot day. Dogs have to be on leads. You walk alongside the railway for a while. Found a good spot to get the dogs into the water for a cool off (just beside the first stop (The Dam) on the little narrow gauge railway. Really enjoyed walking around the lake- good signs and a coffee stop at The Dam (near the beginning of the walk) and not the sailing club as that is for members only. We did the whole circular route but you could do as much as you wanted then turn back.

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3 months ago

Stunning views along most of the walk. Dogs need to be on a leash for most as there are sheep grazing all over the moor. Lots of steep hills going up and down. Thors cave is worth the climb. Wetton mill tea room has a reasonable selection of food cakes and a decent cup of coffee. I didn’t do the top half of the walk and cut through a beautiful dale. It still took close to 2 hours so a good walk. Would recommend.

hiking
3 months ago

This is a really nice walk, with some very pretty scenery. We took our dogs on a 26-29°C day as we thought it would be nice to be close to the water. Whilst it's a good walk, it's not the most dog-friendly, as dogs are supposed to be on lead at all times and dogs can't swim in the reservoir as there is blue-green algae which can be fatal to dogs. Lovely walk for families though (although wouldn't be stroller friendly).

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no shade
rocky
3 months ago

It was a beautiful day to do this trail! It can be a little tricky in the end, a little steep but so nice to go and jump in the river!

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3 months ago

great walk, I really enjoyed it

Tried this trail this morning for something different for us and two labradors. Huge disappointment. The paths are overgrown and full of nettles. We’ve been stung all over. Got to the part after the field to the stile 10m on the left to find we couldn’t get through the brambles to the public right of way! Gave up and walked the road way back to the church. Worst part was that dogs had to be on a lead even in the fenced off pathway. Might be nice if it was maintained but at the moment this is difficult. Thank goodness for Doc leaves!!

Trail is ok. I highly suggest to visit Wall garden and Farmhouse at Shugborough Estate

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