Britain’s smallest Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) is an idyllic place for leisurely walks with its quiet miles of rolling hills, purple heather and unspoilt miles of quiet forest tracks. You could well catch sight of the fallow deer that wander through the birches and pines, descendants of the herd that was once part of this royal hunting forest. The OP is only 5 miles from Cannock Chase and we have a place to store walking boots!
The Two Saints Way
This is a new 92 mile pilgrimage route which has been recreated between the Cathedral cities of Chester and Lichfield. The Two Saints Way is the idea of experienced long distance walker David Pott. When David and his wife Pam came to Stone in the autumn of 2007, David quickly became interested in the foundational story of the town which is the legend of the two princes St. Wulfad and St Rufin. It is significant that this story features both St Chad and St Werburgh. He noted that apart from various sites in Stone itself, there were other places in the Trent Valley between Trentham and Salt that had connections with the legend, such as the Saxon hill fort at Bury Bank (formerly called Wulpherecestre) and St Rufin’s Church in Burston. Initially David conceived of the idea of linking together these sites into a story trail between Trentham and Stafford.
The National Forest
Walk among a sea of snowdrops in February, a blanket of bluebells in May or through the Forest’s fiery displays of reds and golds in Autumn. Download fantastic walks across the three counties of the Forest – Staffordshire, Leicestershire and Derbyshire.