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Churnet Valley Geotrail

The Churnet Valley Geotrail is designed to give the visitor a glimpse of the rocks, minerals, fossils and industrial heritage of the area, all of which are intimately linked to the local geology.

It is split into a number of sections. Each guide starts at a parking place along the route. It is possible to make circular walks from parts of the route if you prefer to do this. Some suggestions are included in the text on the guide.

Section 1 - Froghall to Foxt and Whiston

This section begins in the car park at Froghall Wharf

Download this walk (PDF, 2 pages)

Revised Jan 2017 - please send us your feedback about this new walk

Section 2 - Whiston to Oakamoor

This section begins at Whiston Village Hall

Download this walk (PDF, 2 pages)

Revised Jan 2017 - please send us your feedback about this new walk

Section 3 - Oakamoor to Rambler's Retreat, Rakes Dale and Toot Hill loop

This section begins in Oakamoor village centre

(to follow)

Section 4 - Rambler's Retreat to Highshutt and Hawksmoor

This section begins at the Rambler's Retreat

(to follow)

Section 5 - Hawksmoor to Froghall Wharf

This section begins at Hawksmoor National Trust car park

(to follow)

This is an update on the first Churnet Valley Geotrail researched and published by SRIGS.

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