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Address: Stoke-on-Trent, England
Phone Number: 01538360522
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One of the best canal journeys you can take

We have not long returned from the Caldon and will not doubt be back later in the year. This is one of the most beautiful canals on the system and once you have left Hanley's... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
walshy1160
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Market Drayton, United Kingdom
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Market Drayton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have not long returned from the Caldon and will not doubt be back later in the year. This is one of the most beautiful canals on the system and once you have left Hanley's industrial area it is lovely countryside to be enjoyed by boaters, walkers and cyclist alike (sorry and not forgetting anglers) The railway at Consall is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

James brindley was born 300 years ago and he built and designed the cauldron canal after he had built the Trent and Mersey. There are various places to visit along its length. But at its start, where it splits from the Trent and Mersey is the industrial museum. It has regular steaming days and is the home of Jessie Shirley... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

Once out of Stoke the countryside is beautiful. The canal had relatively few narrow boats cruising along it which is just a well as the canal is generally narrow with lots of blind bends that need to be taken slowly. It also has three of the lowest bridges (numbers 9, 18 and 50) I have encountered and the Froghall tunnel... More 

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Thank Ratty261054
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

The Caldon canal or Cauldon Canal is one of the most beautiful parts of the staffordshire moorlands an it is well worth hiring a narrowboat to slowly take it all in especially where the canal meets the river Churnet - absolutely awesome.

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Thank Barry B
London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016

Really good place for a walk as there's loads to see along the way - it's not overly crowded either with interesting stops and interesting when it meets the Trent/Mersey canal.

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016

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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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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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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