The Walks | Staffordshire Walks


The Roaches and Lud’s Church round

The Roaches are the most prominent part of a curving ridge which extends for several miles from Hen Cloud to Black Forest and Hangingstone. Lud’s Church, a deep moss clad gritstone chasm created by a massive landslip on the hillside above Gradbach, is 100 metres long and 18 metres deep, all but the upper third of the slope has slipped forward towards the River Dane.

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Rudyard Lake round

Rudyard Lake was built in 1797 as a reservoir for the Trent and Mersey Canal Company to provide water for the Caldon Canal. Rudyard Kipling was named after the lake by his parents who came to love the place.

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Canal Walk – Caldon Canal and Stanley Pool from Deep Hayes Country Park round

Caldon Canal opened in 1779 to carry Peak District limestone from the quarries at Cauldon Low for the iron industry and flints for the pottery industry. Stanley Pool was constructed in 1786 as an 8 acre reservoir for the Caldon Canal.

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