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Canals and Waterways

We are lucky enough to have two canals running through Stoke-on-Trent: the Trent & Mersey canal and the Caldon canal. The canals provide a great facility for walking and biking along and the new Heritage Canoe Trail makes it really easy to paddle along! 


There are many attractions situated near to the canal network including the World of Wedgwood, the Trentham EstateEmma Bridgewater, Portmeirion, Stoke Minster, Spode Works Visitor Centre, Middleport Pottery, Etruria Industrial Museum, and Festival Park.


For further information about our canals, visit the Canal & River Trust website.

Stoke-on-Trent Heritage Canoe Trail

Stoke-on-Trent's Heritage Canoe Trail has been created for paddlers of any ability to enjoy a beautiful and historically rich section of our waterway.

Nearby Attractions

See a list of attractions who are on or close to the canal network.

Cycling & Walking

The canals and greenways provide a great way to explore the city on bike or by walking and running.


For information about the National Cycle Network routes that run through Stoke-on-Trent visit the Sustrans website.


For useful information about cycling on canal towpaths visit the Canals and Rivers Trust website.


Download a cycling map of the north area of the city.

Download a cycling map of the south area of the city.

Two Saints Way Pilgrimage

Two Saints Way at Stoke MinsterThere is a large proportion of the Two Saints Way that follows the canal through the City. The Two Saints Way is a new 88 mile pilgrimage route which has been recreated between the cathedral cities of Chester and Lichfield. The latest pilgrim path in Britain, The Two Saints Way is named after the two Saxon saints who brought Christianity to the ancient kingdom of Mercia in the 7th century.

While pilgrims walked between the shrine of St Werburgh at Chester and the shrine of St Chad at Lichfield during the Middle Ages, modern-day pilgrims are once again being given the chance to follow the route that has been revived

Ceramics Trail