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Staffordshire Way Relay on Staffordshire Day

27th April 2022

A team of relay runners will be covering the length of the Staffordshire Way long-distance footpath as part of the celebrations for this year’s Staffordshire Day. CPRE Staffordshire has helped organise the event with local running clubs, with runners aiming to complete the 95-mile trail in under 24 hours on Sunday 1 May. The first runners will set off from Mow Cop at midnight on Saturday night. Runners are experienced in long distances and hope to do up to 20 miles each.


The Staffordshire Way runs from Mow Cop Castle on the edge of the Peak District in the north of the county to Kinver Edge in the south, taking in some of the county’s most breathtaking locations.

One of the other runners is Sue Kneill-Boxley, CPRE’s Office and Publicity Manager. Sue said “The Staffordshire countryside is incredibly beautiful, especially at this time of year. I bet my time will be awful as I’ll be stopping to take photos every couple of minutes!”

Altogether, Staffordshire has 240km of rural cycle lanes, 4,500km of Public Rights of Way, more than 2000km of country lanes and over 80km of the National Cycle Network.

You can follow the relay live online. If you would like to make a donation you can do so here – we are aiming to repair footpaths and stiles along the Way in addition to updating the guide.

We’re also inviting people to walk any section of the Way over the Staffordshire Day weekend and to send in their photos, art and writing inspired by it. For more details, please see our events page.

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