Canoe Days Out

Staffordshire - Caldon (Trent and Mersey) Canal - Froghall to The Hollybush at Denford

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How to get there - Take M1 or M6 to Stoke-on-Trent. (signs for Alton Towers)

Take A52 to Froghall and turn north following signs for Foxt. The car park is on the right, shortly after the first road on the right.

For those with SatNav the postcode is ST10 2HJ.

Get a map with driving directions to start or end (enter the postcode of your starting point at A)

Suggested Launch Site - Suggested launch over the bank opposite the car park.

General Description - Its about 7 miles & 4 Locks to the Hollybush at Denford or turn round when it suits you for a return to the start. Some locks, whilst not exactly staircases, come close together and can best be portaged with aid of a canoe trolley. If you are part of a group it may be worth going through the locks with the aid of a windlass and knowledge of the lock operation but its generally faster and easier to portage.

Comments on this trip

Dave Cottrell
16 May 2012
Did the trip in April from the Hollybush to the Black Lion and return, well worth it 2 good pubs and an interesting paddle. I believe you can join the river at cheddleton to Consall forge but can not find any reports.


Midlands Cauldon Canal
Cheddleton Flint Mill
Hollybush Inn

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