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Uttoxeter Canal walk

Learn about the Uttoxeter Canal with this self-guided walk. Members from Caldon & Uttoxeter Canals Trust and Inland Waterways Association North Staffs & South Cheshire Branch will be waiting at Crumpwood Weir, between Denstone and Alton, to talk about some of the history and features of the canal and to explain work that has recently taken place on the Canal, from a safe distance.

Between 2012 and 2016, supported by our partners in the Churnet Valley Living Landscape Partnership and the National Lottery, our volunteers have restored the last standing bridge on the canal, as well as relaying the adjacent section of towpath and reinstating the missing mileposts along the full 13 miles of the canal. Since these initial projects, we have expanded our vision, opening out more than half a mile of canal and towpath as well as uncovering a buried lock and other structures. Trust volunteers will be on hand to explain our ideas for the next stage of this ambitious project.

A walking guide along the Uttoxeter Canal may be downloaded from our Mileposts page.

This event is supported by Heritage Open Days.


Access to the sites is along the former railway track. This is mostly grassed but can be a bit wet, depending on the weather. it is approximately half an hour walk from either Alton or Denstone to Crumpwood.

Approaching from Alton, the main points of interest are at

From Denstone you will see

Having reached Milepost 23, follow the relaid towpath to the other points of interest