Destination Froghall was a partnership between British Waterways (now Canal & River Trust) and the Caldon Canal Society (now Caldon & Uttoxeter Canals Trust.) The aim of the project was to open the first lock and basin of the Uttoxeter Canal as a means to
This milepost is one of the six recast as part of the HLF-funded Churnet Valley Living Landscape Partnership project. However, as the location of the post is on private land with no public access since the canal closed in January 1849 it was agreed that the Trust would hold the post in store until such time as the location is publicly accessible once more.
This milepost is situated in Oakamoor, and was one of the six reinstated as part of the CVLLP project. We believe it to be in approximately the original position, but would have faced in the opposite direction as the canal was situated to the east of the post.
The post was reinstated by CUCT volunteers in June 2016. A plinth was added in November 2019, with the plaque to be fitted later.
Some 350 metres north-west of Denstone Lane, the canal would branch off to the east towards Calwich Cottage Farm. Two locks would be required. Sufficient room exists for the canal to cross the B5032 between Calwich Cottage and the River Churnet.