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The Red Lion, Longdon and Cannock Chase Walk

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Rugeley, Staffordshire, England

The Red Lion, Longdon and Cannock Chase Walk is a 6.1 mile loop trail located near Rugeley, Staffordshire, England that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching.

Length 6.1 mi Elevation gain 790 ft Route type Loop

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Wildlife

Pub walk

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Getting There

A circular pub walk from the Red Lion in Longdon Green, Staffordshire. The Red Lion is a classic village pub, a great place to satisfy your hunger after a mornings ramble in the surrounding hills. The walking route is fairly challenging due to the nature of the surfaces and the number and design of the stiles but, if you're up to it, you'll be rewarded with fabulous views of the rolling hills throughout. The optional loop within the full walk takes in a pretty section of the Cannock Chase woodland which is awash with wild flowers every spring. The route has several climbs and descents throughout. The walking surfaces appear to be seldom used and so can be fairly uneven, muddy, narrow and overgrown in places. The optional loop into the Cannock Chase woodland valley can have standing water after periods of rain. The paths cross several pastures grazed by a mixture of horses, sheep and cattle. There are a couple of short sections of road walking along quiet country lanes so take care of any traffic. You will need to negotiate a number of gates, a couple of footbridges plus around 30 stiles. Some of the stiles are fairly tall and of a vertical ladder design, meaning you will need to climb several rungs (which may be difficult for less able people). Some of the stiles are also fully enclosed with wire and there is one double stile with no gaps alongside, so taking a dog along will be very challenging. With all this in mind you will need to be prepared with good boots, long trousers and a spring in your step! Approximate time 3 to 3.5 hours (or 2 to 2.5 hours for the shorter version).

Longdon Green is located about 3 miles south of Rugeley, just off the A51 in Staffordshire. The walk starts and finishes from the Red Lion on Hay Lane, alongside the village green. Approximate post code WS15 4QF.

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sammy moody
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Hiking

Great little bit of forest time, don’t skip that part!

Oliver Nicholls
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Hiking

Great walk. Kids loved it. Lots of styles, so bear that in mind. Take lots of snacks... we did the shortened version and loved it. Took 1.5-2 hrs with a 12 and 9 year old.

Grzegorz Wozniak
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Walking
First to Review

Waste of time. Totally no recommended

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sue Bateman
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Hiking
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Stephen James
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Hiking
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