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Hixon

Staffordshire


Slow Ways linking Hixon and Abbots Bromley, Rugeley, Stafford, Stone, Uttoxeter

England / Staffordshire / Hixon

Hixon’s five Slow Ways are 45% checked

Drawn: 5/5
reviewed: 2/5
verified: 1/5
and surveyed: 1/5

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Walk to Hixon from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Hixon—Abbots Bromley
Hixabb one Pioneer me Distance 11km/7mi Ascent 110m Descent 121m
Hixon—Rugeley
Hixrug one Verify me Distance 12km/8mi Ascent 123m Descent 96m
Hixon—Uttoxeter
Hixutt one Pioneer me Distance 15km/9mi Ascent 159m Descent 148m
Hixon—Uttoxeter
Hixutt two Pioneer me Distance 15km/9mi Ascent 159m Descent 148m
Stafford—Hixon
Stahix one Review me Distance 16km/10mi Ascent 194m Descent 168m
Stafford—Hixon
Stahix two Enjoy me Distance 13km/8mi Ascent 76m Descent 50m
Stone—Hixon
Stohix one Pioneer me Distance 17km/11mi Ascent 179m Descent 176m

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Collective progress

46% of Hixon’s five route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

7/7

drawn

3/7

reviewed

2/7

surveyed

1/7

verified

4 people have contributed to Hixon’s Slow Ways

0 people have pledged to walk and review a route

2 people have surveyed a route in Hixon

42km out of 101km have been walked and reviewed

81km of reviews have been shared in Hixon

Latest Updates

The road has a pavement passing the church then turning towards the railway there is no pavement, this road could be busy on a work day, I walked it on a quiet Saturday. The main road can be busy but is safe to cross with care then we are on the canal towpath which the information boards states “The towing path has been restored to a high standard”. A farm shop and cafe at Great Haywood and a view of the junction with it’s huge finger post and gently arched bridge, perhaps the best view from the road bridge on this route. We pass Colwich lock and head on for Wolseley Bridge where we join the road. A huge bridge takes us over a road that was the by pass but has now been by passed so a direct crossing of the road may no longer be an issue but is not an option....

Ken

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The path surface is good but very close to the water level and just a week after severe floods there was evidence that this route would have been impossible. The cycle track looks a possible alternative joining the relatively dry canal towpath at a different point. Once on the towpath, although muddy it was much easier going and at a turnover bridge where the towpath changes sides a new excellent surface has been laid. A track leads to the busy but not impossible to cross road then a severed road allows a peaceful walk to a footbridge over the railway which provides a good view of either countryside to the north or industrial buildings south. If shops are required avoid the village footpaths stay on the road to pass the chip shop, post office and convenience store all missed on the plotted route....

Ken

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David Sanderson took this photo on Stahix two

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The route crosses the Sow unnecessarily at the Stafford end but that's minor. Stops and shops in Stafford and Milford if you leave the route....

David Sanderson

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Mostly very safe, but some care is needed crossing the roads around the Wolseley Centre and passing under the railway bridge in Little Haywood....

David Sanderson

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David Sanderson took this photo on Hixrug one

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simonalcock surveyed Stahix two

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Mostly flat walk using riverside and canalside paths, many sections will be underfoot after rain, optionlly at the start you can walk thriough Victoria park (entrance opposite the station) rather than following the road. Good options for cafes / pubs just off the route at Little Haywood and Great Haywood and also at both start and finish....

simonalcock

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From the Walton-on-the-Hill area there is a very popular footpath that goes over fields via Jacob's Ladder to Lazar Lane (photo 1), then a bridleway to the main road (photo 2). At the bottom of the hill by the main road (A513), there is a gate (see photo 4) - grid ref 985211. Then cross the main road, over the railway line, a bit of not very exciting footpath through an industrial estate, and along the pavement by the road into Hixon. I would either stay on the canal towpath as far as Walton Bridge, then take the footpath up Green Gore Lane to cross the A513 and go up School Lane, which leads to the footpath over the fields to Milford via Jacob's Ladder. Alternatively, I would leave the canal at the footpath that leads up to Falmouth Avenue and then take the short footpath from Stockton Lane over the field to Bluebell Hollow and then onto the A513 up to Kitlings Lane or School Lane....

sarah711

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Hixon—Abbots Bromley

Slow Ways added Hixabb one, a new walk from Hixon to Abbots Bromley

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Hixon—Rugeley

Slow Ways added Hixrug one, a new walk from Hixon to Rugeley

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Hixon—Uttoxeter

Slow Ways added Hixutt one, a new walk from Hixon to Uttoxeter

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Hixon—Uttoxeter

Slow Ways added Hixutt two, a new walk from Hixon to Uttoxeter

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Stafford—Hixon

Slow Ways added Stahix one, a new walk from Stafford to Hixon

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Stafford—Hixon

Slow Ways added Stahix two, a new walk from Stafford to Hixon

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Stone—Hixon

Slow Ways added Stohix one, a new walk from Stone to Hixon

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Hixon, Thu 18 April

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Hixon’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

SK0044426027

Lat / Lon

52.83178° / -1.99485°

Easting / Northing

400,444E / 326,027N

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