Or Downs Banks as it is signposted.
The Downs have some fabulous walks some of which are uphill which of course give the best views and fabulous views they are too. Paths are usually pretty good but sensible footwear is advised, especially given the amount of dogs that people seem to bring and not always clean up after.
A lovely part of the world and not too far away either.
There is a car park but I can’t seem to find out how much it is…..or if it will be open…. It says it will be open dawn to dusk that day so we should be fine.
Address: Washdale Lane, Oulton Heath, Near Stone, Staffordshire
By road: About 5 miles from M6 junctions 14 and 15. Drive into Stone town from the A34 at the roundabout by a “Shell” garage. Bear left onto the one-way system and follow on the left side. Turn left at “Crown and Anchor” pub. Turn right at the end of the one way road. Go over level crossing by “The Talbot” pub and follow “Mount Road”. Continue as the road runs next to the canal, Follow the road as it turns right and then for a further mile. Go over a ford and the main entrance is on your left.
Also signposted from the A34.