Renowned for its industrial heritage and surrounded by glorious Staffordshire countryside and beguiling geology, hiking around Stoke-on-Trent is a pleasure all year round. In spring, wander through Hem Heath Woods and enjoy the bluebells; in summer, take in a panorama containing seven counties from Mow Cop; in autumn. discover the region’s colourful heaths and woodlands; and in winter take a leisurely stroll around one of its country park lakes or a reservoir before retiring to a cosy inn.
When it comes to walks around Stoke-on-Trent, there’s something for everyone. Reservoir and lake loops promise flat and tranquil ambles, Park Hall Country Park’s sandstone canyons will surprise and delight, while modest ascents to staggering viewpoints abound, such as one at the centre of Chatterley Whitfield Heritage Country Park. In fact, there are enough nature reserves, country parks and waterside walks to keep you going for a lifetime. For longer adventures, the town is also just a short drive from the spectacular dales and escarpments of the Peak District National Park.
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