This route is currently open in two sections: one between Hurdlow and Waterhouses; one between Uttoxeter and Etwall mirroring the A50 east on minor roads to Hilton before heading north traffic-free to Etwall.
It is presently only proposed between Waterhouses and Uttoxeter. The traffic-free sections are found at most of Hulme End to Waterhouses, and then between Hilton to Etwall.
We have taken all responsible steps to ensure that these routes are safe and achievable by people with a reasonable level of fitness. However, all outdoor activities involve a degree of risk. To the extent permitted by law, Sustrans accepts no responsibility for any accidents or injury resulting from following these routes. Walking and cycling routes change over time. Weather conditions may also affect path surfaces. Please use your own judgement when using the routes based upon the weather and the ability, experience and confidence levels of those in your group.
To make sure everyone gets the most out of their time by the water, please ensure you follow the Towpath Code.