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Apedale Community Country Park

RegionWest Midlands
ClubPotteries Orienteering Club
Nearest townNewcastle-under-Lyme
PostcodeST5 7LS
Carpark locationApedale Heritage Centre , Loomer Road , Chesterton , Newcastle under Lyme ST5 7LB

Available Maps

Apedale Community Country Park is managed by Staffordshire County Council.

The area is based around a reclaimed opencast coal mine with a network of wide tracks and enclosed plantations.

Bordering this is wooded valleys with some relics of the industrial past.

There are areas of farmland which have to be crossed by marked rights of way for the Long Course. Dogs on lead in these sections. 

Other Things to do in the Area

Apedale Heritage Centre is adjacent to the Car Park.

It is open at weekends and Bank Holidays.

It features Underground Mine visits, Heritage Railway and Coal Mining Museum

Details at

Maps Available From

Paper copies from

1.Rangers' Office Blackbank Road Newcastle under Lyme, ST5 6AX (01782 632350). Open weekends and summer Bank Holidays (14.00 to 16.00)   

2. Apedale Heritage Centre, see above.

3. By post from Alison Corbett. Tel: 01538 384447

4. At any POTOC local event

Further Information

  • White and/or yellow standard controls suitable for beginners
  • Orange and/or light green standard controls suitable for people with some experience
  • Green colour standard or above controls available for experienced orienteers