Discover and enjoy six rewarding scenic routes amidst Stoke-on-Trent
The deadline to complete the routes and submit evidence for the Winter challenge is the 31st March 2024
We’ve created six beautiful and bespoke routes of varying distances.
Walk, jog or run. It’s up to you. Choose any route, at any time and in any order!
We provide you with bespoke turn-by-turn audio instructions as well as precise locations for the start and parking, ensuring safe and seamlessly smooth route navigation and outdoor discovery.
You will need a smartphone and these two apps: RunGo and what3words
You will also need a link to the SixPack location group which will be sent in your participant pack following your registration.
You will receive the following on signing up:
On completion of all six routes you will receive a bespoke SixPack medal. Choose from either the original SixPack Metal Medal or the Summer Challenge Wooden Medal.
Staffordshire’s newest country park, Apedale, was still open cast mining back in the 1990’s. Now, here’s your chance to explore the transformed landscape. Enclosed woodland trails soon ensure that you will be upwardly mobile. The rewards for your effort are plenty. Stunning views across Stoke on Trent in the distance and a pit wheel that you’ll pass by along the route. You will also have the opportunity to tackle the ‘Cross Stream Challenge’! The lovely tea-room at the finish beckons!
A trip to an industrial time capsule beckons, as the former Chatterley Whitfield colliery bears witness to the region’s mining history. Your gently ascending outward route has a rendezvous with what is widely acknowledged to be the most comprehensive surviving example of a deep mine site in England. Rewards aplenty too, on the surfaced downhill return leg. By the finish, and like the whole area, you’ll be transformed.
Weston Coyney’s Park Hall Country Park is a stunning nature reserve with small lakes, myriad heathland/woodland trails and dramatic sandstone canyons. Your mazey, meandering journey offers constantly changing trails, capped off with panoramic views! It’ll be a good workout too and the most undulating of all our SixPack routes. But, we think, possibly the most rewarding.
We say: “Time for a potter”. This gratifying route starts and finishes within the Wedgewood Estate. Flat throughout, it offers constantly changing vistas. The serenity of the Trent & Mersey canal gives way to forest fervour within Hem Heath Wood before some lakeside splendour and Barlaston beauty.
Two’s company they say, and, on this flat route, you’ll be accompanied along sections of both the Trent & Mersey and Macclesfield canals. Heading initially to Church Lawton, the canals are linked by some lovely woodland. Rural rhythm soon then gives way to tow-path serenity along part of the Gritstone Trail. True.
Heritage heavy, our longest SixPack route starts and finishes at the wildlife haven that is Westport Lake. Our urban escape leads you along an interesting canal tow path, city-centre bound, passing dramatic reminders of Stoke’s pottery past. It then exploits some lovely parkland and greenway spaces. The final section delivers panoramic vistas across Westport Lake. A run that will get you stoked!