NSCRP promotes the importance of local railways in improving mobility and sustainable travel, community cohesion and wellbeing, and social and economic development.

Things to see and do

Trent and Mersey Canal

An image of a narrowboat on Trent and Mersey Canal

The Trent and Mersey Canal can easily be accessed from Stoke-on-Trent, Longport, Kidsgrove and Stone Stations

The Trent & Mersey Canal, engineered by James Brindley, was the country’s first long-distance canal. It is perfect for a leisurely walk or cycle ride, passing historical features such as Etruria Industrial Museum (near Stoke-on-Trent Station) Middleport Pottery (near Longport Station) and the Harecastle Tunnel (near Kidsgrove Station). Next to the canal, near Longport Station, is the local beauty spot and wildlife sanctuary, Westport Lake.

Fun worksheets and games for children can be downloaded from the Explorers section of the Canal & River Trust website to use on your walk including Waterside Bingo.

Do you know of any great destinations nearby?

Please let us know of any other visitor attractions that you think we should add to our website. They should be within easy walking or cycling distance of one of our stations.