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Healthy walks

The Staffordshire Moorlands healthy walks are organised by local volunteers and supported by Lex Leisure who operate our leisure centres. The walks are around the Staffordshire Moorlands, Peak District and Derbyshire and Cheshire borders.

When are the walks?

The walks are usually on the third and last Sunday of each month, with the occasional midweek walk. The walk on the last Sunday is a shorter walk, normally about 4 miles which takes just a couple of hours. The walks are free you just need to let us know that you are coming. You can reserve your place using the Walk the Moorlands Eventbrite link . Walks are available to book from 1 month in advance of the date of the walk.

Walking for Health Spring / Summer 2024 walks [707KB]
Walking for Health Autumn / Winter 2023 - 2024 walks [316KB]

Staffordshire Moorlands Walking Festival

The Staffordshire Moorlands Walking Festival in 2023 was a huge success with over 600 visitors enjoying 40 walks led by local organisations and walk leaders, showcasing what a great place the Staffordshire Moorlands is to walk and to visit.

The 2024 Festival will have exciting, interesting and intriguing walks and take place from 26 April - 6 May 2024, so get the dates in your diary.

What to Expect

A variety of beautiful local walks, most free*, to suit various abilities and interests all over the Staffordshire Moorlands. Climb the stunning renowned Roaches Rocks with awesome views as far as Wales,  enjoy the wildlife roaming our heather filled moorlands, take in the beauty and tranquillity of our local nature reserves, or simply enjoy a peaceful walk around Tittesworth Reservoir or Rudyard lake. 

Special Interests

Fuel your local knowledge with our historical walks, experience the climbing taster sessions or take part in the Staffordshire 3 Peaks Challenge. Embrace the spring flowers and plant identification with our knowledgeable specialist walk leaders.

We're putting walks onto the website as we get the information from our fabulous partners.  There will be a choice of walks every day.   For more information about the walks go to the Festival website:

Where to Stay

The main towns of the Staffordshire Moorlands are Leek, Cheadle and Biddulph, along with our great villages there are plenty of great hotels, bed and breakfasts, holiday cottages, caravan parks, camping and glamping.  The Staffordshire Moorlands are a perfect stay for local markets, delicious restaurants and traditional country pubs.

We warmly welcome you, whether you are local or a visitor to the area. Our guides and walk leaders are proud of the Staffordshire Moorlands and passionate about sharing them with you.

Further information can be found by contacting our Tourism Team, more details here:

*Please note there may be a small fee for some walks but it will be clear when booking.