Micro Event: The Weaver Hills of Staffordshire Day Walk

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Lowland and Hill Walks
Oct 04
2020

5 people attending

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£12.50
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The walk is approximately 9 miles (15km) with an elevation gain of 300m (1,000ft.). There are a number of steep sections.

North Staffordshire is an undiscovered part of the country. I have walked this area many times and I can count on one hand the amount of people I usually see on my rambles.

Today's walk starts in the pretty little village of Ellastone just outside Ashbourne. We make our way north through undulating countryside and the village of Wotton towards the Weaver Hills. This small collection of hills stick out from the surrounding area enticing you to pay a visit.

We ascend sharply up towards the main peak known as the Walk, 371 meters above sea level. The views of the surrounding countryside are wide reaching.

We descend the hills and walk towards the small hamlet of Stanton heading to a deeply wooded gorge, home to Ousley Brook. The hidden paths of the gorge led off in different directions but we follow the brook down and back to Ellastone and the end of our journey.

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Weaver hills meadow
a view of weaver hills
weaver hills
field in staffordshire
Weaver hills meadow
a view of weaver hills
weaver hills
field in staffordshire

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