Footpaths, bridleways, long distance walks and self-guided walks
There is a rich network of public rights of way that enable you to explore the hidden treasures of the Churnet Valley. We are working on some self guided trails and our partnership organisations have also published routes.
Details can be found on the web links below:
The County Council Map of Footpaths and Bridleways marks all public footpaths and bridleways:
Staffordshire Moorlands information on Bridleways:
If you want to find details of footpath trails or long distance walks (look under Staffordshire Moorlands):
Download the Staffordshire Way (2.85MB)
Download the following Staffordshire Moorlands self-guided 4 walks:
Churnet Country (4 miles)
Caldon Connections (4 miles)
Furnace Forest (Dimmingsdale) (4 miles)
Leek & Caldon Canal (via Ladderedge, 3 miles)
Leek Landscapes (9 miles)
Leek to Peak (Tittesworth, 7 miles)
Moors Edge (Ipstones, 6.5 miles)
Rudyard Lake (5 miles)
Styles in Stone (Cheddleton, 6 miles)
Woods & Ways (Oakamoor, 3 miles, steep in places)
Self-guided walks in the Churnet Valley
Please note that there are no shops or other facilities in parts of the valley and mobile phone coverage is quite limited other than on higher ground, so you are advised to plan your day out well ahead.
Help us add more walks
If you have a route that you think should be added, please send details to us.
If you take any interesting photographs which you are happy for us to use on this website, these can be sent in using the quick contribution form.
Please use public transport where possible.
Traveline can help you plan your journey:
Leek and Moorlands bus route maps and timetables are provided at:
The northern edge of the Churnet Valley is covered by the Moorlands Connect service: