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Best trails in Stafford

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Looking for a great trail near Stafford, Staffordshire? AllTrails has 13 great hiking trails, trail running trails, walking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails in Peak District National Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Dovedale National Nature Reserve or Lickey Hills Country Park. Ready for some activity? There are 8 moderate trails in Stafford ranging from 4 to 9.2 miles and from 200 to 711 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Top trails (13)
#1 - Cannock Chase, Shugborough and Canal Circular
Cannock Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
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Length: 5 mi • Est. 2 h 23 m
A varied circular walk starting from Seven Springs car park, one of the many parking areas you will find in the area of Cannock Chase, Staffordshire. Cannock Chase was designated as an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in 1958 because of its beautiful landscape, its wildlife and its history, it has an extensive area of forest, woodland and parkland. On the walk the paths are of good quality. You will need to negotiate a couple of busy road crossings, a stretch along a roadside grass verge, some stepping stones, a narrow bridge and several gates. There are no toilet facilities along the walk.Show more
#2 - The Dog and Doublet Sandon Park and Canal Walk
Stafford, Staffordshire, England
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Length: 6 mi • Est. 2 h 44 m
A circular pub walk from the Dog and Doublet in Sandon, Staffordshire. The Dog and Doublet is a charming yet stylish gastro inn, providing a warm and friendly ambiance. The walking route explores the adjacent Sandon Park, with magnificent views from the open expanse of parkland, before returning along a peaceful stretch of the Trent and Mersey Canal. The route has several climbs/descents and follows a mixture of field, parkland and woodland paths which can get quite muddy after rain and in winter. There are a couple of stretches of road walking, including one section along the edge of a fairly busy road and two busy road crossings, so take particular care of traffic at these points. The paths through the parkland are not particularly well-signed so navigation can prove quite tricky. You will need to negotiate gates, footbridges, steps and 13 stiles, most of which are tall and entirely enclosed with wire fencing so dogs will need a lift over. You are likely to come across sheep/horses in most of the fields and cattle in one field, so take particular care with dogs.Show more
#3 - Sherbrook Valley to Seven Springs
Cannock Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
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Length: 4.3 mi • Est. 2 h 1 m
Seven Springs to the old Pumping Station, Sherbrook Valley. In May/June a great birdspotting walk where you can see Wood Warbler, Redstarts, Meadow Pipits, Cuckoo and many other woodland birds. In July you can spot Pearl Bordered Fritillary along Sherbrook, one of only two sites in Staffordshire.Show more
#4 - Cannock Chase Circular Walk
Cannock Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
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Length: 6.9 mi • Est. 3 h 17 m
A circular walk around Cannock Chase, including the German War cemetery.Show more
#5 - Cop Mere Circular
Stafford, Staffordshire, England
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Length: 5 mi • Est. 2 h 25 m
A pleasant walk around Cop Mere, Walk Mill and Offley. Show more
#6 - Berry Hill and Sher Brook Walk
Cannock Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
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Length: 4 mi • Est. 1 h 51 m
#7 - Norbury Junction to Aqualate Mere
Stafford, Staffordshire, England
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Length: 9.2 mi • Est. 4 h 27 m
A walk from Norbury Junction around Aqualate Mere National Nature Reserve and back via Forton. Detours to a nice bird hide overlooking Aqualate Meer. Lots of birds including herons and woodpeckers on route.Show more
#8 - Oak Hill and Seven Springs Circular Walk
Cannock Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
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Length: 4.6 mi • Est. 2 h 14 m
#9 - The Moat House, Teddesley Park and Canal Walk
Stafford, Staffordshire, England
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Length: 4.5 mi • Est. 2 h 19 m
A circular trail from The Moat House in Acton Trussell, Staffordshire. The Moat House is a 14th century moated manor house which houses an award winning pub, restaurant and hotel where you can be assured of a warm, friendly welcome. The walking route explores the adjacent rolling countryside taking in the farmland, local villages, Teddesley Park and a stretch of the pretty Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal. You will have chance to see 1,000 year old oak trees plus a former home of JRR Tolkien which later featured in his writings. The walking route has a few steady gradients and follows a mixture of field and woodland paths which can get quite muddy after rain and in winter. There are a couple of stretches of road walking, including one section along the edge of a fairly busy road, so take particular care of traffic at these points. You will need to negotiate gates, footbridges and stiles, some of which are entirely enclosed with wire fencing so dogs will need a lift over. You are likely to come across sheep in most of the fields and maybe cattle in one field, so take particular care with dogs.Show more
#10 - Milford Common Trail
Cannock Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
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Length: 3.5 mi • Est. 1 h 40 m
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