Cycling moves up a gear in Staffordshire

Local people are being given the opportunity to view exciting plans to develop new cycle paths linking Staffordshire with the Peak District national park along one of the our historic waterways. The project will see the creation of four new cycle ways directly into the national park from the surrounding urban areas and is expected to benefit around 3.5 million people.

Cheddleton towpath improvements bring waterway community's vision to fruition

Works to make a popular stretch of Caldon Canal towpath more accessible and user-friendly for the local community are complete and were officially opened by Charlotte Atkins, chair of the Canal & River Trust’s Central Shires waterway partnership, on 27 June. The Caldon Canal towpath through Cheddleton has been rebuilt to give walkers, cyclists and disabled visitors a clean, green traffic-free route, between two of the area’s most important and popular historic attractions.

Jackson's Wood Express - an extraordinary train journey

On Saturday 6 April over 130 “time travellers”, fascinated by both waterways and railways, took a unique journey arranged by the Caldon & Uttoxeter Canals Trust on a rarely-open section of the Churnet Valley Railway along the route of the derelict Uttoxeter canal. They travelled to see the initial works undertaken by the Waterway Recovery Group to locate the remains of a 200 year old the canal lock and conserve the adjacent stone railway bridge, and view this beautiful section of remote Churnet Valley landscape in springtime.

Towpath improvement works under way in Cheddleton

Works to make a popular stretch of canal towpath more accessible and user-friendly for the local community have now started.

The works being carried out by the Canal & River Trust, the charity responsible for the nation’s waterways, will see the Caldon Canal towpath around Cheddleton resurfaced providing walkers, cyclists and disabled visitors with a clean, green traffic-free route.