Downs Banks near Barlaston

Introduction to Walk 2917

Photo from the walk - Downs Banks near Barlaston

County/Area - Staffordshire

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 2.5 miles / 4.1 km

Ascent - 250 feet / 76 metres

Grade - easy

This walk explores an attractive area of Staffordshire woodland and heath between Stone and Barlaston. The route includes some excellent views over the surrounding countryside and also further afield into neighbouring Shropshire. A GPX File is available for download (see walk description).

Walk Description  Map showing start

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Note : The distances quoted to other walks in the vicinity are measured in a straight line. The distance by road may be further.

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Further Information

Location Map

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The County of Staffordshire is located within the Midlands. The northern part of the county includes part of the Peak District National Park featuring both Gritstone moorland of the Dark Peak and limestone dales of the White Peak. To the south the heathlands of Cannock Chase form part of an AONB. Elsewhere the county is predominantly rural with pleasant countryside and easy walking.

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