Riders at Essex Bridge
An interesting and varied walk over Cannock Chase linking two of the Midlands long distance footpaths.
I started from Seven Springs and crossed Wheetmans Bridge heading north to meet the Trent and Mersey canal which I followed to bridge 73 at Great Haywood Lock.
Leaving the canal I crossed Essex Bridge, a lovely old packhorse brige to follow a tarmac drive across the Shugborough estate.
From Milford common I followed the Heart of England Way to limk up with the Staffordshire Way to reach the stepping stones in Sherbrook Valley.
The final section was along the Sabrina Way back to the car at Seven Springs.