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Footpaths and walks

Eccleshall has a very extensive Parish, the second largest in the County, comprising some 20,000 acres. There are 134 public rights of way in the Parish listed by the County Council and set down in the DEFINITIVE MAP.

Considerable work has been undertaken by the Parish with the agreement of Landowners, farmers and Staffordshire County Council to improve the network of Rights of Way. Stiles have been installed, finger pointer posts, waymarking and bridges built. There are a number of volunteer walkers who report problems to the Parish Council. The Parish Council has a footpaths budget and employs a handyman. All rights of way have been waymarked.

If you wish to report a problem, please contact Mrs. Ros Taylor, who co-ordinates the volunteer marshalls programme. She is contactable on 01785 859068 or

A booklet has been printed detailing short bench to bench walks in the Parish and 12 walk leaflets are available.

Copies of the 12 leaflets and the booklet are available from Eccleshall Library or Mrs. S. Worden, 16, Newport Road, Great Bridgeford. e.mail: Alternatively, the walks are available for downloading as pdf documents:


The following older walks booklet is also available, but the individual walks leaflets provide more up to date route information:


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Mapping produced with the permission of Staffordshire County Council, Ordnance Survey 100019422.


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