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Cannock

Staffordshire


Slow Ways linking Cannock and Great Wyrley, Norton Canes, Penkridge, Rugeley

England / Staffordshire / Cannock

Cannock’s four Slow Ways are 50% checked

Drawn: 4/4
reviewed: 4/4
verified: 0/4
and surveyed: 0/4

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Walk to Cannock from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Cannock—Great Wyrley
Cangre one Pioneer me Distance 5km/3mi Ascent 46m Descent 39m
Cannock—Great Wyrley
Cangre two Pioneer me Distance 7km/4mi Ascent 57m Descent 46m
Cannock—Great Wyrley
Cangre three

Double check Distance 5km/3mi Ascent 37m Descent 29m
Cannock—Great Wyrley
Cangre four

Review me Distance 5km/3mi Ascent 47m Descent 45m
Cannock—Norton Canes
Cannnor one Verify me Distance 5km/3mi Ascent 65m Descent 44m
Cannock—Rugeley
Canrug one

Double check Distance 13km/8mi Ascent 170m Descent 115m
Cannock—Rugeley
Canrug two Verify me Distance 13km/8mi Ascent 228m Descent 168m
Cannock—Rugeley
Canrug three Review me Distance 13km/8mi Ascent - Descent -
Penkridge—Cannock
Pencan one

Double check Distance 13km/8mi Ascent 66m Descent 116m
Penkridge—Cannock
Pencan two Review me Distance 10km/6mi Ascent - Descent -
Penkridge—Cannock
Pencan three Review me Distance 10km/6mi Ascent - Descent -

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Collective progress

45% of Cannock’s four route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

11/11

drawn

9/11

reviewed

0/11

surveyed

0/11

verified

3 people have contributed to Cannock’s Slow Ways

1 people have pledged to walk and review a route

0 people have surveyed a route in Cannock

86km out of 98km have been walked and reviewed

109km of reviews have been shared in Cannock

Latest Updates

It certainly didn’t look good on the map lots of road walking. So if you have continued to Five Ways take Cannock Road then Newlands Lane which the plot soon meets. It eventually meets a proper road but even here traffic was light which was good as there was no pavement....

Ken

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Only today another suggestion that the pavement section needs a better route. The excellent tarmac path needs treating with care because we soon bear left onto a well trodden earth path alongside the railway. Initially open among trees it then crosses a stream and a short section is between the railway fence and industrial buildings but it remains friendly and ends with a wide green corridor heading east to a road. Back in green space alongside blue the tarmac path offered an excellent and easy surface for the Slow Way. The path uses a short section of disused railway then drops to the road where we cross the active line, by bridge, and turn north. I decided to offer a direct route but if you need services at the visitor centre then look at Canrug-2 because we take a different line to Marquise’s Drive and Jockey Hill which provides good open view to the east and seats to take a break. It’s now down hill with limited views to the road which provides a short link to the next footpath along Rising Brook....

Ken

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Cannock—Rugeley

Ken added Canrug three, a new walk from Cannock to Rugeley

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Once leaving Cannock Chase you start the long pavement section towards Cannock Railway Station with plenty of shops for supplies. A Good Route easy to follow taking in good scenery would be 5 Stars but for the last section along the roads....

Nigel Cull

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Route is currently closed on the southside of the footbridge over the M6 Toll. No notices to officially close it so no indication when and if it might reopen. Only option at present is to use A34 crossing of Toll....

Ken

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David Sanderson took this photo on Pencan three

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Safe, easy to follow and deceptively direct. Pavement, towpath, country lane, and a brief section of field. Stiles and steps....

David Sanderson

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David Sanderson took this photo on Pencan two

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This would probably be a four star route were it not for the road walking on the B5012 Cannock Road near Pillaton, which I would not fail as a dangerous, but would certainly describe as requiring caution. The first section of the walk along Stafford Road is safe, but not very interesting....

David Sanderson

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Penkridge—Cannock

David Sanderson added Pencan three, a new walk from Penkridge to Cannock

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Penkridge—Cannock

David Sanderson added Pencan two, a new walk from Penkridge to Cannock

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Having walked sections of it I can confirm that the Church Lane is a horrendous section of road to have to try and walk. It's a main road with no pavement and a blind corner. Too dangerous...

David Sanderson

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Path at SK 0060 1540 to take you near the Cannock Chase Visitors Centre has been closed to the public and is gated at the other end. Canrug two is a diverted version of this route, use that instead....

David Sanderson

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David Sanderson took this photo on Canrug one

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You can follow a signposted trail from the other side of the road but instead this route goes down the road (which involves verge walking) before going up a rutted bridleway to join up with the main route. It was at this point I wondered if there was a nicer way to finish the walk from the other side of the railway line as walking and cycle route is marked in that direction. Instead I pounded the pavement of the main road through Hednesford and then Chadsmoor to the eventual meeting place at Cannock Railway Station. Yes, crossing the road at Lady Hill Coppice could cut out the road walking and a bit of research might produce a more offroad section at the Cannock end....

David Sanderson

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David Sanderson took this photo on Canrug two

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Cannock—Rugeley

David Sanderson added Canrug two, a new walk from Cannock to Rugeley

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Just after you cross the M6 Toll you are directed down Hawthorne Lane in Littlewood....

David Sanderson

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As you emerge on the other side the way takes you through quiet residential streets and as then as you come into Great Wyrley the occasional main road....

David Sanderson

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David Sanderson took this photo on Cangre four

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It sweeps around (I had to dodge round a family of swans!) and emerges on the Hednesford Road, the pavement of which you follow for 400m approx before turning into Stokes Lane. As for walking the lane, it is potholed and was strewn with flytipped rubbish near the east end. The last section before emerging on the pavement of the A5190 requires a stretch of road walking in the lane. The last stretch of the walk is along the busy A5190 but it seems like this route has done everything it can to prevent you from having to do that so it's a small price to pay....

David Sanderson

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David Sanderson took this photo on Cannnor one

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Cannock—Great Wyrley

David Sanderson added Cangre four, a new walk from Cannock to Great Wyrley

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Cannock—Great Wyrley

Slow Ways added Cangre one, a new walk from Cannock to Great Wyrley

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Cannock—Great Wyrley

Slow Ways added Cangre two, a new walk from Cannock to Great Wyrley

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Cannock—Great Wyrley

Slow Ways added Cangre three, a new walk from Cannock to Great Wyrley

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Cannock—Norton Canes

Slow Ways added Cannnor one, a new walk from Cannock to Norton Canes

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Cannock—Rugeley

Slow Ways added Canrug one, a new walk from Cannock to Rugeley

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Penkridge—Cannock

Slow Ways added Pencan one, a new walk from Penkridge to Cannock

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Cannock, Mon 22 April

Light rain

Cannock’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

SJ9859109827

Lat / Lon

52.68615° / -2.02227°

Easting / Northing

398,591E / 309,827N

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Facilities

Users have reported that the following facilities can be found within 1km of Cannock's meeting point

Public toilet

Wheelchair accessible toilet

Supermarket or convenience shop

Restaurant, cafe or pub

Accommodation

Accommodation for under £50 a night

Campsite

Bothy

Free wifi

Mobility scooter hire

Off-road wheelchair hire

Disabled Parking

Train station

Bus stop

Ferry

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