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Are you looking for great pub walks in East Staffordshire – with at nice, cold pint waiting at the end or maybe a meal out for Father’s Day? There’s no better way to enjoy Father’s Day than in the East Staffordshire countryside.

Here are three fantastic pub walks in East Staffordshire, for Father’s Day.


Fauld Crater Red Walk – The Cock Inn, Hanbury

There is nothing more beautiful than the East Staffordshire countryside, although we may be slightly biased. Hanbury has some spectacular scenery to enjoy.

This walk explores the site of the WWII Fauld Explosion site, which occurred November 27th 1944. 4,000 tones of high explosives stored in the chambers of an unused gypsum mine was accidently detonated. Causing catastrophic damage to the Village of Hanbury and where over 70 people lost their lives. While you can’t access the site, you can walk the perimeter, which conveys the enormity of this devastating explosion.

This 1.5 mile walk starts and ends this walk at the footpath which runs beside The Cock Inn, Hanbury’s beer garden. The Cock Inn at Hanbury is a traditional country pub with good ale, good seasonal locally sourced food, a great selection of spirits and a friendly atmosphere with the best views. Elevated above the Dove Valley, with spectacular views towards the Weaver Hills and the Derbyshire Dales.

You can more information about Fauld Crater Walks here

You can find more about The Cock Inn here


The Jinnie Trail – The Jinnie Inn

The Jinnie Nature Trail is a stunning conservation area stretching along a narrow man-made valley, between the villages of Rolleston on Dove and Stretton. Originally a railway line stretching from Tutbury and into Burton upon Trent, today it remains as a rural walk, kept as a nature conservation area.

Stretching just over a mile The Jinnie Trail is just a short walk from The Jinnie Inn. The Jinnie an independent village pub & restaurant located in the beautiful Rolleston on Dove, a charming village just outside Burton upon Trent offers freshly prepared meals, locally brewed beer and an extensive collection of gins. During the summer months, you can try their authentic wood-fired pizza in their large, family-friendly garden.

You can more information about the Jinnie Trail here

You can find more about The Jinnie Inn here


Branston Water Park Nature Reserve – The Bridge Inn

A beautiful, easy walk just outside Burton upon Trent. Now a thriving nature reserve, Branston Water Park was originally a gravel pit and when it was closed in the 1950s it was left for nature to take over and the disused pit filled with water naturally. A flat footpath runs around the entire perimeter of the lake making Branston Water Park ideal for families with babies in strollers. The path meanders through woodland, wetland and the wildflower meadow, with plenty of viewing platforms and picnic benches to watch the diverse and wonderful wildlife close up.

The Bridge Inn, is a short ten minute walk along the Trent & Mersey Canal from Branston Water Park

You can more information about Branston Water Park Nature Reserve here

You can find more about The Bridge Inn, Branston here


Whether you are looking for a walk or a pub this Father’s Day you will find the one for you on the East Staffordshire Tourism website here.


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