Footpaths

Eccleshall has a very extensive Parish, the second largest in the County, comprising some 20,000 acres.
There are 134 public rights of way in the Parish listed by the County Council and set down in the DEFINITIVE MAP.
Considerable work has been undertaken by the Parish with the agreement of Landowners, farmers and Staffordshire County Council to improve the network of Rights of Way.
Stiles have been installed, finger pointer posts, waymarking and bridges built.
There are a number of volunteer walkers who report problems to the Parish Council.
The Parish Council has a footpaths budget and employs a handyman.
All rights of way have been waymarked.

A booklet has been printed detailing 9 favourite walks in the Parish and 12 walk leaflets are available. The walks leaflets are under review, and walks 1-7 and 9 have so far been updated for 2018.

Copies of the 12 leaflets and the book are available from Eccleshall Library or Mrs. S. Worden, 16, Newport Road, Great Bridgeford. e.mail: eccleshallpc@gmail.com . Alternatively, the walks are available for downloading as pdf documents:-

Walk Downloads

Walk No. 1 – Copmere Ramblefootpath3 – Walk Leaflet No. 1
Walk No. 2 – Eccleshall – Brockton – Copmere – Pershall – Walk Leaflet No. 2
Walk No. 3 – Eccleshall – Elford – Wootton – Eccleshall – Walk Leaflet No. 3
Walk No. 4 – Croxton – Highlanes – Chatcull – Croxton – Walk Leaflet No. 4
Walk No. 5 – Broughton – Fairoak – Hookgate – Broughton – Walk Leaflet No. 5
Walk No. 6 – Croxton – Fairoak – Bishop’s Wood – Croxton – Walk Leaflet No. 6here
Walk No. 7 – Eccleshall – Ellenhall – Walton – Chebsey – Walk Leaflet No. 7
Walk No. 8 – Eccleshall – Pershall – Copmere – Walk Leaflet No. 8
Walk No. 9 – Eccleshall – Waltonhurst – Ellenhall – Eccleshall – Walk Leaflet No. 9
Walk No. 10 – Eccleshall to Croxton and return via Sugnall – Walk Leaflet No. 10
Walk No. 11 – Eccleshall – Elford – Horsley – Cash Lane – Wincote – Eccleshall – Walk Leaflet No. 11
Walk No. 12 – Eccleshall– Shaws Lane– Johnson Hall– The Dells– Wincote– Cash Lane – Elford Heath – Walk Leaflet No. 12

Note – the following walks booklets are also available, but the individual walks leaflets provide more current route information:

Bench 2 Bench Booklet 1 issue 1
Bench 2 Bench Booklet 2 issue 1
Favourite Walks Booklet