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Rocester village is just off the B5030, approximately 5 miles north-east of Uttoxeter and 7 miles south-west of Ashbourne and the Peak district.
Rocester and its surrounding area is an ideal location for walking, being on the route of the Staffordshire Way and also the end of the Limestone Way. Both these walks connect with many other recognised and popular routes. For more information on walks and walking visit the Ramblers web pages. There is further information on local walks below the map.
Map of Rocester village
Image reproduced with kind permission of Ordnance Survey
and Ordnance Survey of Northern Ireland.
The Lakes, with their wide variety of wildfowl, in the landscaped grounds of the JCB factory are a popular attraction for both visitors and residents. Paved footpaths provide all-year-round accessibility for all, though some shallow steps may prove difficult for wheelchairs, on the circular route around the North Lake.
Thoughtful landscaping and planting by JCB has created a natural nature reserve on the land surrounding the Fosse Statue, making this footpath between The Churnet and Ashbourne Road an interesting and practical walk with young children, though not suitable for pushchairs.(Strategically placed seats made this walk ideal for the less energetic too!)
Within the village itself there are many interesting circular walks of varying lengths, many suitable for wheelchairs, such as the Rocester Heritage Trail.
Connecting routes from Rocester via Staffordshire and Limestone Way:
- Bonnie Prince Charlie Walk
- Centenary Way (Derbyshire)
- Derwent Valley Heritage Way
- Heart of England Way (E2)
- Midshires Way
- Oakmoor to Denstone Greenway
- Pennine Bridleway
- Pennine Way (by footpath link Castleton to Edale)
- Royal Shrovetide Walks
- Staffordshire Way (E2)
- White Peak Trails