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Staffordshire Tolkien Trail

The Staffordshire Tolkien Trail is a Staffordshire Libraries walk - a series of three linked walks that cover over 30 miles of the Staffordshire Countryside on and around Cannock Chase. The walks focus on Staffordshire's J.R.R Tolkien connection.

Routes of the Tolkien Trail

There are three waymarked routes on the Tolkien Trail:

The Cannock Chase walk

Starting point: Coppice Hill Car Park
Facilities: Car parking, visitor centre

This is a circular walk that explores Brocton Camp, Oldacre Valley and the Glacial Bolder, before moving on to the Rifle Ranges, Rugeley Camp and the Marquis Drive Visitor Centre.

The Great Haywood walk

Starting point: Coppice Hill Car Park
Facilities: Car parking, visitor centre

This is a circular walk that explores Brocton Camp and Great Haywood. It goes through Brocton Coppice and into the Sherbrook Valley, past The Punch Bowl and accross the Shugborough Estate. 

The Gypsy Green and Brocton Camp walk

Starting point: Penkridge Library
Facilities: Free car parking at Haling Dene Centre, visitor centre, pubs

This is a circular walk that follows the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal and the Staffordshire Way to Gypsy Green, on to Bednall and then to Brocton via footpaths. The walk then goes into Cannock Chase and Brocton Camp.

Further information

For further details on Staffordshire’s J.R.R. Tolkien Trail or to find out more about Tolkien in Staffordshire visit Staffordshire’s Great War website.

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