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Biddulph Valley Way

A 4.5 mile surfaced path along the old railway

The Biddulph Valley Way lies just west of the town of Biddulph following the old railway.  It is suitable for walkers, cyclists and horse riders. Originally a branch of the North Staffordshire Railway or "Knotty" the path has a mixture of embankments, cuttings, small copses, hedgerows and ditches.
The Whitemore Local Nature Reserve at the northern end of Biddulph Valley Way is a Staffordshire Site of Biological Importance due to its woodland wildlife.


Biddulph Valley Way, Smokies Way, Biddulph ST8 6TZ


There is a car park in Smokies Way just off Halls Road.

Disabled Access

The path is surfaced and suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs.


  • embankments and cuttings
  • wooded areas
  • hedgerows and ditches
  • woodland plants - bluebell, wood anemone, wood sorrel and yellow archangel
  • key stage 2 education pack for Whitemore LNR

Self guided walks

Click here [10MB]  to view a new map with information on the whole length of the Biddulph Valley Way.

 self guided walk links Biddulph Valley Way into the surrounding countryside.

Caring for the site

  • Follow the countryside code [2MB]  
  • Put your litter or dog waste in the bins provided
  • Keep your dog under control - do not let it chase or worry wildlife
  • Leave gates as you find them


Areas of this site are now managed by Staffordshire Wildlife Trust to contact them or report a problem please call 01889 880100 or email