Hanchurch Hills and Swynnerton Old Park

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Lowland and Hill Walks
Nov 13
2021

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Distance: around 10 miles / 16 kilometres. Good paths, on the whole, over undulating countryside.

South-west of Stoke-on-Trent lies a low ridge named Hanchurch Hill.  South of this ridge is the village of Swynnerton and to the north an area of beech and conifer woodlands named Swynnerton Old Park.  This is a quiet area of Staffordshire, just west of junction 15 on the M6, but with the potential for an interesting walk!  From the higher ground, there are great views to the east of the Potteries and Cannock Chase, and to the south-west of the Wreakin and the Shropshire hills.

Join us on a 10 mile / 16 kilometre walk, exploring the area.  The route includes woodland, country lanes and farmland paths.  Ascent/descent is no more than 150 metres, so this is a fairly easy-going walk.  Along the way we’ll visit some mysterious man-made caves cut into a hillside and see some interesting former water board buildings – a pumping station and water towers – now converted into upmarket homes.  There should also be time for a lunchtime drink at the pub in Swynnerton.

For anyone who wants to join the walk without using a car, if you can be at Stoke railway station for 10:00 it should be possible to pick you up and get you back to the station after the event.  Message the event leader to discuss a lift and include your phone number.

All photos by the event leader, with permission granted to OutdoorLads for their use.

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