Compare prices for books and maps on

 WALKING IN STAFFORDSHIRE

Walking books throughout Britain, maps, accommodation, walking holidays

Bestwalks home page     England Menu    
 

Scroll down and click on a title link for a price comparison between these leading online retailers.
 

   

Blackwell's Online Bookshop

Buy from countrybookshop.co.uk

Buy from Computer Manuals

Pickabook - Discount books online

Buy from guidepost.uk.com


Buy from Sprintbooks
 


Best Selling Titles have Red Links

Details of delivery terms will be given by the individual retailer. The list is updated at regular intervals but If there is a particular title you are having difficulty finding we will be happy to do a search through our book sourcing service.


  



MAPS OF STAFFORDSHIRE

Landranger, Explorer, Touring, Harvey, Anquet, Aqua 3, Digital etc. Free postage in UK. Discount prices. Click on the map to find the BEST DEALS AVAILABLE

 



 



LONG DISTANCE PATHS RUNNING THROUGH THE REGION ARE HIGHLIGHTED IN WHITE
 

The Two Saints Way Guidebook, David Pott - A guidebook to the Two Saints Way, a new 92 mile pilgrimage route between the cathedral cities of Chester and Lichfield. Its historic sites, beautiful scenery and hidden treasures provide a perfect opportunity to connect with the past and find peace in the present. Published October 15.

ISBN: 9781910786215 - The Two Saints Way Guidebook

River Trent from Source to Sea, Tony Hewitt - For some the River Trent is synonymous with a northern Staffordshire city, for others the hub of the ceramics industry, perhaps the heart of the brewing world or a famous bridge near a famous cricket ground. But it’s more than all of these combined, its magnitude unmatched anywhere in England. Deriving from Old English meaning ‘the wanderer’ or ‘the invader’, the River Trent carries more water to the sea than other rivers in the country. Tumbling more than a thousand feet at the southern extremity of the Pennines, it then glides through Trentham and onto Newark. But don’t be fooled by its silvery, sleek nature, for beneath the surface the current is deceptively strong. A fascinating 230-mile-long trek can be made on foot along the riverbanks. Join author Tony Hewitt as he reverses the common trend and approaches the river from the sea, charting its dynamic journey to its source. Published August 15.

Walks for All Ages Staffordshire, Hugh Taylor and Moira McCrossan.  Published July 15.

AA 50 Walks: Staffordshire - Walking is one of Britain's favourite leisure activities, and this guide features a variety of mapped walks to suit all abilities. The book features all of the practical detail you need, accompanied by fascinating background reading on the history and wildlife of Staffordshire, and cear mapping for ease of use. Every route has been colour coded according to difficulty. All walks are annotated with local points of interest and places to stop for refreshments. Every walk is given a summary of distance, time, gradient, level of difficulty, type of surface and access, landscape, dog friendliness, parking and public toilets. Published September 13.

ISBN: 9780749574864 - Staffordshire

More Walks to Wet Your Whistle in Shropshire, Roger Seedhouse - a second collection. The walks in this book cover some of the most beautiful countryside in Shropshire and along its border with Staffordshire. From quiet rural backwaters to scenic hill country there is plenty to suit every taste. The book will appeal both to more experienced walkers and, by the introduction of shorter alternatives, to casual walkers or those wishing to vary the length of their walk as mood or time constraints dictate. The pubs vary in style and character but have generally been chosen to provide a watering hole in which the walker will feel welcome and comfortable, rather than for plush surroundings. Published May 99
Get this book for less than half price!

picture of book cover

Walks Through History in the Heart of England, Roger Seedhouse -  The Heart of England is rich in history, both ancient and more modern, and the twenty-four walks in this book offer the enquiring walker many intriguing glimpses of a bygone age with iron-age forts, medieval castles and even a second world war camp. Most are based on English Heritage sites, although a few others have been included because of their particular interest. Distances vary from 3 miles up to 13.5 miles (although this longer one can be divided up to create two separate walks). All of them start at, or pass through, places of historical interest which will add greatly to your appreciation of a day out in beautiful walking country. Most have good pubs en route. Published June 01.
Get this book for less than half price!

Country Walks around the National Forest, Brian Conduit - The National Forest is an area of 200 square miles covering parts of Leicestershire, Staffordshire and Derbyshire. This collection of 20 walks is not just confined to the boundaries of the National Forest but also includes a number of interesting and attractive areas on its periphery. Among the major attractions are the many woodlands, both new and mature, paths across riverside meadows and along canal towpaths, attractive villages, great parklands and many sites of historic interest. Published Aug 07. Get this book for 40% discount off published price.

 

Pathfinder Guide Shropshire and Staffordshire, Neil Coates - Britain's best loved walking guides brings you a brand new Pathfinder Guide to Shropshire & Staffordshire Walks containing 28 fabulous walks exploring the unspoilt rural landscape of the Heart of England with its slowly meandering rivers, small market towns, old churches and thatched cottages. The walks range in length from 2.5 to 11 miles and offers something for all tastes and abilities. You can enjoy the landscape that inspired William Shakespeare and Edward Elgar, exploring woodland walks through the forests of Wyre, Arden and Needwood, hill walks including Abberley Hill and Wenlock Edge, to leisurely walks passing attractive villages such as Bidford-on-Avon and Tanworth-in-Arden. Pathfinder Guides are Britain’s best loved walking guides. Made with durable covers, they are the perfect companion for countryside walks throughout Britain. Each title features circular walks with easy-to-follow route descriptions, tried and tested by seasoned walkers and accompanied by beautiful photography and clear, large-scale Ordnance Survey mapping. Published April 12.

ISBN: 9781854586834 - Pathfinder Shropshire & Staffordshire

AA 100 Walks in the Heart of England - Enjoy the best of the British countryside with this compact, and easy-to-carry walking guide offering highlights of the heart of England, its regional and topographical features, plus information on footpath signing, countryside access, walking tips and safety guidelines. The 100 walks cover the area in detail, with the distance of each ranging from two to ten miles depending on the terrain and interest along the way. Town and city strolls may be shorter, depending on the hinterland. Published January 10.

River Manifold Walks, George Shufflebottom - The Manifold Trail linear walk, and 12 circular walks, take the walker on a journey along the length of the River Manifold, from its source in the high and remote moorland at Flash to the popular wooded valleys of Illam and Dovedale where the Manifold becomes a tributary of the River Dove. Published July 11. 

ISBN: 9781850589129 - River Manifold Walks

 

AA 30 Walks Staffordshire (Cards) - This original concept takes the most popular walks from the AA's best-selling and newly updated walks database and packages them on individual laminated cards in a durable box. The small and handy size means that the box can be stowed away in a pocket or handbag and single cards extracted at each walk start point. Clear and concise instructions plus a full-colour route map make the cards a joy to use. Limited availability. Published July 10. 

ISBN: 9780749564506 - Staffordshire

 

Battlefield Walks in the Midlands, Brian Conduit - 'Battlefield Walks in the Midlands' features 22 military engagements throughout the region, ranging from Charles II’s escape from his pursuers at Boscobel House, to the World War II bombing of Coventry. Each walk contains a detailed route description, historical summary, practical information, suggestions for follow-up visits, sketch maps and photographs.  Limited availability. Published July 04

Battlefield Walks in the Midlands

Walking the Limestone Way, R & E Haydock/B & D Allen - 5 day walk from Rocester to Castleton (described in both directions) with spurs to Ashbourne and Matlock. Includes 5 circular walks. Limited availability.  Published Jan 97

Shropshire, Staffordshire and The Heart of England, Brian Conduit and Neil Coates - This new revised and updated edition of Shropshire, Staffordshire & the Heart of England Walks from Pathfinder is even better than ever. The Heart of England conjures up an image of a largely unchanged, unspoilt rural landscape of farmland and woodland, with slowly meandering rivers, small market towns, old churches and thatched cottages. It is a landscape that inspired William Shakespeare and Edward Elgar. The walks in this Pathfinder guide cover Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, West Midlands and the Worcestershire half of Hereford and Worcester. They vary from woodland walks through the forests of Wyre, Arden and Needwood, hill walks including Abberley Hill and Wenlock Edge, to leisurely walks passing attractive villages such as Bidford-on-Avon and Tanworth-in-Arden. Pathfinder Guides are Britain s best loved walking guides. They are the perfect companion for country walks throughout Britain. Each title features 28 circular walks with easy-to-follow route descriptions, all tried and tested by seasoned walkers. The routes range from extended strolls to exhilarating hikes, so there is something for everyone. Limited availability. Published September 09. The Navigation Way - Peter Groves and Trevor Antill - Starting from the centre of Birmingham and encompassing fourteen West Midlands canals the Navigation Way follows a meandering course through varied urban areas and delightful countryside until terminating at Chasewater. Now again revised to cover the many changes and improvements that have been made to the towpaths its twelve sections provide a series of walks ranging from 5.25 to 11 miles. The book also contains ten additional circular 'canal-link' walks in some of the attractive walking areas adjacent to the canals.  Limited availability. Published May 97

Dog Friendly Walks around South Staffordshire, Karen Lloyd - A book of 12 dog friendly walks in and around South Staffordshire which are perfect for your pet pooch. Avoid cows, stiles and visit a dog friendly pub on each walk. Includes easy to follow directions, maps and advises on watering holes, ball throwing areas and when and where you can walk your dog off lead. Limited availability. Published April 12

Staffordshire 1000-foot Peaks, Jeff Kent - "Staffordshire's 1,000-Foot Peaks" is the first-ever published guide to the 65 hills of the county which reach the magic four-figure height and which the author, Jeff Kent, has collectively named The Staffordshire Kents. The peaks were all identified and climbed by Jeff in 2012 and the book is in part a travelogue, in which the trials and tribulations of his conquests are told. The book describes how he climbed the huge Yawning Stone with the aid of a ladder; encountered a herd of llamas below Ramshaw Rocks; made notes in a field right in front of a bull without realising it and stood petrified on the top of Mow Cop Folly Rocks, with a forty-foot drop below! The book outlines how the 65 1,000-foot peaks were identified; lists them all in descending order, with their heights in feet and metres; gives the grid references of their summits and puts forward names for the 27 of them unnamed on Ordnance Survey maps. All the peaks are described in detail. with comments on their main features, their geology, the origins of their names, their vegetation, the status of the land that they're situated on, the nearest parking places, the simplest routes to climb them, their conditions under foot and the views from their summits. In addition, the book outlines 27 circular walks through which all of the peaks can be climbed from low ground to give a feeling of their real height. For each walk, the total distance and height of ascent are given, along with the most interesting things to be experienced along the way, as well as likely hazards to be faced, such as wet or muddy ground and difficult field boundaries needing negotiation.  Limited availability. Published November 13. River Churnet  Walks, George Shufflebottom and Phillip Rushton - The River Churnet flows from the Staffordshire Moorlands to its confluence with the River Dove in the District of East Staffordshire. The demise of its industries has allowed nature to reclaim its valleys and to purify its waters. Today it flows through an area of outstanding beauty. The numerous footpaths along its length are very popular with walkers and it is to further encourage their increasing numbers that this walking guide has been devised and produced by members and associates of the Ramblers Stoke/Newcastle-under Lyme Group with the kind co-operation and assistance of Staffordshire County Council. This guide describes a linear walk of 32 miles, following as closely as possible the course of the River Churnet from its source at Upper Hulme, Leek to its confluence with the River Dove near to Rocester and Uttoxeter, as well as 22 Circular walks of various lengths throughout the Churnet valley as a whole, catering for walkers of all fitness levels. Limited availability.  Published April 14. 

ISBN: 9781850589761 - River Churnet Walks

 

 

MORE MAPS

Cannock Chase, Harvey. Published May 07

A-Z Staffordshire County Atlas - This county atlas of Staffordshire has 148 pages of coloured street mapping that feature all the major towns and villages. Also included are 12 pages of road mapping covering the whole county. Published Oct 10

BESTWALKS HOME PAGE AND FULL INDEX

OR USE QUICK LINKS BELOW TO GO DIRECT TO ANOTHER AREA

LONG DISTANCE PATHS

BRITAIN GENERAL

AVON

BEDFORDSHIRE

BERKSHIRE

BUCKINGHAMSHIRE

CAMBRIDGESHIRE CHESHIRE
CHILTERNS COTSWOLDS
CORNWALL DERBYSHIRE
DARTMOOR DEVON
DORSET DURHAM
ESSEX GLOUCESTERSHIRE
HAMPSHIRE HERTFORDSHIRE
HEREFORDSHIRE LEICESTERSHIRE
NORTHAMPTONSHIRE NOTTINGHAMSHIRE

OXFORDSHIRE

PENNINES

ISLE OF WIGHT KENT
LAKE DISTRICT AND CUMBRIA LANCASHIRE
LINCOLNSHIRE LONDON

NORFOLK

NORTHUMBERLAND

PEAK DISTRICT

SHROPSHIRE

SOMERSET & EXMOOR

STAFFORDSHIRE

SUFFOLK

SURREY

SUSSEX

WARWICKSHIRE

WORCESTERSHIRE

WEST MIDS/HEART OF ENGLAND

WILTSHIRE

YORKSHIRE DALES

NORTH YORK MOORS

YORKSHIRE [OTHER]

WALES [general]

BRECON BEACONS/ BLACK MTNS

CLWYD

DYFED

GLAMORGAN & GOWER

GWYNEDD

POWYS

SNOWDONIA

ANGLESEY

SCOTLAND [general]

SOUTH-EAST SCOTLAND

SOUTH-WEST SCOTLAND

ARGYLL & BUTE

STIRLING

PERTH & KINROSS, ANGUS AND FIFE

NORTH-EAST SCOTLAND
[Aberdeenshire, Moray, Cairngorms]

HIGHLANDS

ISLANDS

IRELAND [general]

NORTHERN IRELAND

WEST OF IRELAND

EAST OF IRELAND

SOUTH OF IRELAND

 

 

 

AUTHORS/PUBLISHERS
Listing information

 


          
 

 

LOCAL RESOURCES

If you are looking for a book which is not listed here or find a broken link, please email me