Leave Burton on Trent to arrive at the National Memorial Arboretum. Visit the market town of Tamworth before arriving Lichfield. Pass through Cannock, Hednesford and Rugeley before finishing in Stafford.
Burton upon Trent
Set on the River Trent, Burton is famous for its brewing heritage – you can visit the National Brewery Centre for a tour and tipple! Close by you can discover Sinai Park House and the Claymills Pumping Station museum - a restored Victorian sewage pumping station.
National Memorial Arboretum
At the edge of the national forest, you can visit the National Memorial Arboretum – the UK’s all year round centre of Remembrance and home to over 300 memorials to those who have sacrificed their lives in defence of the country.
A large market town, Tamworth is home to the Peel Collection & Police Museum, housed at Middleton Hall. For adrenalin filled action, rides and fun for all the family head for Drayton Manor. For history, visit Tamworth Castle, where you can try out the armour and weaponry.
The city of Lichfield is home to medieval Lichfield Museum with its towering spire. Walk the city’s cobbled streets, visit the Georgian Museums, Erasmus Darwin House, St. Mary’s on the Market Square and the birthplace of Samuel Johnson.
From Cannock you can visit Cannock Chase – the UK’s smallest mainland area of outstanding natural beauty – enjoy a walk, cycle or climbing or pause a while at Cannock Chase Museum.
Pass through the historic mining town of Hednesford where you can visit the Miner’s Lamp in the town centre – a memorial to former miners.
The historic market town of Rugeley lies next to the River Trent where you can relax and enjoy the atmosphere or use the town as a base to explore the local countryside including Cannock Chase and Shugborough Estate with its Georgian mansion.
Historic Stafford has a wealth of attractions – take in the Broad Eye Windmill, Stafford Castle, the famous Stafford Indoor Market, 400 years of history at the Ancient High House, St. Chad’s Church and the Guildhall Shopping centre for some retail therapy.