Blythe Bridge

Places to Visit

Blythe Bridge village

Blythe Bridge village is a 5 minute walk or 2 minute cycle from the station.

Turn right out of the station to reach the village centre.

Blythe Bridge is a Staffordshire village named after the River Blithe which runs through it. It has a library, a pharmacy, a supermarket, a veterinary surgery, a doctors’ surgery, a builders’ merchants, construction company, animal feed shop and several takeaways.

The Foxfield Railway

The Foxfield Railway is a 15 minute walk or 5 minute cycle from the station.

Enoch Mann, a local colliery owner, built the Foxfield Railway in 1892 - 93 to carry coal from Foxfield Colliery in the village of Dilhorne to the North Staffordshire Railway at Blythe Bridge. Instead of taking a direct route he diverted the line over the hills away from his house. Because of this the line boldly crosses open moorland, hills and woods which result in spectacular sights and sounds as trains climb some of the steepest gradients on any standard gauge railway in the United Kingdom.

Nowadays the Foxfield is a heritage line offering visitors the chance to experience an exhilarating ride on a steam train. The beautiful station building is the perfect venue for refreshments. Look out for their special events and experience offers through the year!

Heath House Farm and Garden Centre

Heath House Farm is a 15 minute walk or 5 minute cycle from the station.

This renovated 19th century farmhouse site now contains a large garden centre, gift shop, conference venue and tea room. It’s only a 5 minute walk from here to the Foxfield Railway so why not visit both attractions in the same day?

 

Station Walk

Route details:

Distance: 3 miles/4.8km

Time: Allow up to 2 hours

Grade: Easy – clear footpath, some road walking

Dog friendliness: Always keep on lead

Wheelchair access: Limited

Let’s get walking!

  1. From the Station turn right and follow the route along Uttoxeter Road.
  2. Cross over Uttoxeter Road at a safe point, making your way to the junction of Uttoxeter Road and Cheadle Road. Turn left along Cheadle Road.
  3. Take time to look at the War Memorial and St. Peter’s Church, then continue along Cheadle Road.
  4. Take a left turn along Caverswall Old Road.
  5. Continue your walk along Caverswall Old Road. Heath House Farm is located on your right. Shortly after that you will reach the junction of Caverswall Old Road, Blythe Bridge Road and Caverswall Road. Please be aware this is a difficult junction for pedestrians.
  6. Turn right to visit Foxfield Light Railway (with limited opening hours). To continue the route you need to retrace your path along Blythe Bridge Road.
  7. At the junction follow Caverswall Road to return to Blythe Bridge Station. (Take care whilst crossing the busy road.)

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