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Address: Stoke-on-Trent, England
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Overnight on Barge and walking/cycling on the toe path

A lovely, lovely canal! Once out of Stoke, its an oasis of peace and calm! Don't tell any one! It's a dead end at Froghall warf but Leek is not far and the Black Lion pub between... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Stokiekev2014
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lovely, lovely canal! Once out of Stoke, its an oasis of peace and calm! Don't tell any one! It's a dead end at Froghall warf but Leek is not far and the Black Lion pub between canal, river and steam railway line is ..well..... make up your own mind! Some great beers in the pub! Food can be very... More 

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London
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

Little more to say - beautiful - one of the most scenic rural canals - went with friends in their narrowboat.

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Thank daguerrotypeLondon
Stoke-on-Trent
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

This is a superb place to go for walking. Also watching the narrow boats and the leisurely pace of life. Been here numerous times. The towpath is now much better than in the past.

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Thank jianean
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

The footpaths have all been upgraded and are very user friendly for cycling or walking.You can see the area in a different perspective from the tow path particularly in the city area.There are numerous places you can stop off for refreshments anywhere along the canal.

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Thank Mick T
Staffordshire
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17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

Fantastic Canal. Superb walks and great views of the Moorlands. There is also the Leek arm of the canal that takes you eventually to Leek. The Caldon runs from Etruria in Stoke to Froghall.

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Thank Andy W
Bristol, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
21 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

This was our first time in a canal boat, and I was a bit concerned that we'd just be travelling through blighted suburban landscapes. We started from Festival Park Marina in Stoke, and the first few hours did take us through an industrial area decorated with razor wire and grafitti. This was quite interesting, however, and made a good contrast... More 

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Thank Yoyomet
Market Drayton, United Kingdom
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128 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

This is listed as one of the best canal routes in England. Either by boat or just using the towpath to walk or cycle it really is both a step back in time and in parts a beautiful location to visit. The start through Stoke on Trent is spoilt by graffiti and rubbish but once on towards Milton and Stockton... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Very poor towpath, very rough and narrow. After about 2 miles at the Black Lion pub just after the towpath closure at bridge 50 there are gates to get across the railway which runs alongside but these are impossible to get a bike through. You have to lift your bike over a tall fence take it across the railway then... More 

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Thank colin c
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Once you have left the urban sprawl of Stoke you are soon on one of the most beautiful stretches of canal I have ever been on. The two different dead end arms each have their own character, but especially the Froghall arm with the Churnet Valley railway. A few fantastic pubs can be visited, and their are some quaint villages... More 

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Harrogate
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

The Caldon is a short canal leading from Etruria near Stoke-on-Tent to Froghall where most hire boats have to turn round due to the limited headroom of the Froghall Tunnel. There is also a short arm up to just South of Leek. The first 3 miles or so are in the industrial Potteries but once beyond Stockton Brook the scenery... More 

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