Wednesday 21st August


A great route comes through the Cannock Chase National Landscape before Stafford where a visit should be possible to The Ancient High House.

Post Run

The finish town, Market Drayton seems to have several proud gardens, so we’ll try for a garden-off between Wollerton Old Hall, Dorothy Clive and Hodnet Hall Gardens.

Fordhall Organic Farm looks an interesting community project and events space.

In the evening I will stay in Shifnal and visit Ironbridge/Coalport including The Unicorn, a pub that is run by Denzil Martin, How Hard Can it Be Events.


6.30am Lichfield Cathedral
9am Cannock Chase (mile 10)
10.30 – 11am walking tour of  Stafford and a visit to The Ancient High House (mile 16)

1pm Drinks and sandwich stop at mile 24, Eccleshall

3pm Drinks stop at mile 32, Chipnall

Vicki to visit Fordhall Organic Farm
3.45 Market Drayton (mile 36)

A post run garden off
Wollerton Old Hall Garden
Dorothy Clive Garden
Hodnet Hall Gardens

Evening – There are various choices for the post run activities including a visit to Lunar, Wedgewood for Stoke and the Potteries as well as Ironbrige and its industrial heritage, near to the overnight in Shifnal.

The Unicorn

Fuel: Denz’s Dirty Burger or Lunar!