The Dog and Doublet Sandon Park and Canal Walk

MODERATE 4 reviews

The Dog and Doublet Sandon Park and Canal Walk is a 9.7 kilometer loop trail located near Stafford, Staffordshire, England that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and bird watching.

Distance: 9.7 km Elevation Gain: 146 m Route Type: Loop


trail running


bird watching



historic site

pub walk

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.

5 months ago

We’re unable to cross the fields at the farm due to an electric fence so went the road way round. Got chased by a heard of cows in the last field before the A52!

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Pleasant walk on a very sunny day. Nice pint at the pub at the finish Pete and Alicia

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Very muddy as per previous comment. Path could be improved at stage 2. A choice of 4 pubs along the wayside serving a good variety of food only improves this route.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Just completed this walk 10/11/16 the walk instructions are spot on and we even added another 2 mile loop at bridge 82 just to make the walk a bit longer, all in all it was a very good walk.

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