Heart of England Way

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Heart of England Way
Cannock Chase Path.jpg
Cannock Chase lies on the trail
Length 160 km (99 mi)
Location England
Trailheads Cotswolds
Cannock Chase
Use Hiking

The Heart of England Way is a long distance walk of around 160 km (100 mi) through the Midlands of England. The walk starts from Milford Common on Cannock Chase and ends at Bourton on the Water in the Cotswolds passing through the counties of Staffordshire, Warwickshire and Gloucestershire.

The walk provides links to a number of other long distance walks: the Beacon Way, Staffordshire Way, Two Saints Way, Arden Way, Cotswold Way, Oxfordshire Way, and Thames Path. It is maintained by the Heart of England Way Association.

On 20 July 2013, Ultra Runner David Hollyoak set a solo course record of completing the entire length of the Heart Of England Way (South to North) non stop in 25 Hours 11 Minutes. The run is corroborated by having a relay of runners to run sections with him all the way. GPS statistics showed the route to be 105 miles.

Places on the way[edit]


Sites along the Heart of England Way
Katyn Memorial on Cannock Chase 
Cannock Chase 
Castle RIng 
Lichfield Cathedral 
Kingsbury Water Park 
Bourton on the Water 

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Coordinates: 52°22′54″N 1°40′53″W / 52.3818°N 1.6814°W / 52.3818; -1.6814