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A valley to explore

The Churnet Valley rewards exploration. It is full of hidden corners, surprising views and secret gems.

You can travel through the valley in many ways - by boat along the canal, by historic steam train, on a bike, by horse or on foot.

There is a great network of routes. Some have been here as long as there have been people in the valley. Others are new and have been created or improved by the CVLLP.

Please see the links below the map for details of public rights of way and public transport in the valley.


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.  Details can be found on the web links below:

The County Council Map of Footpaths and Bridleways marks all public footpaths and bridleways:

If you need more detail try:
On this page you can search by street name, address, postcode, name of village or town or name of right of way.

If you want to find details of footpath trails or long distance walks:

Look under Staffordshire Moorlands:

Staffordshire long distance walks – Staffordshire Way.

A list of Staffordshire Moorlands self-guided walks is available at:

Public Transport

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: