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A collection of local walks all starting at the grade two listed structure, the Lychgate of Rolleston Church. This was erected in 1919 and paid for by public subscription and a donation from the Mosley family. It doubles as a war mamorial.

Rolleston Church itself is a Grade one listed building. Parts of the Church date back to the 1130s but it was extensively renovated in 1892. Its features include glass windows dating back to the medieval period. The tower houses eight bells dating back to 1586. The Saxon Cross in the churchyard was relocated from Tatenhill by the Moseley family.

The first five walks use only the footpaths, bridleways and pavements within the Parish of Rolleston. The last five take you further afield into the Parishes of Anslow,  Outwoods, Tutbury and Hatton. Each walk has its own page  so you can print individual walks off to take with you, or, of course download to your mobile. When using the “search” button enter your search and then press the “enter” button on your keyboard. If printing your walk choose the pages that you require to avoid printing the photos.

We have tried to make the instructions detailed and self-explanatory. Whilst we hope that you could follow them without having to use a map we would recommend that you use the following:

For the footpaths within Rolleston Parish take a copy of the free leaflet “Rolleston on Dove Footpaths” with you. You can download it from this web-site or collect a hard copy  from one of the local shops  in the village and other outlets. We have tried to use the path numbers which are shown on the map to help you to find your way.

For further afield the Ordnance Survey map “The National Forest” OS Explorer 245 is useful. This can be borrowed from the Library in Burton upon Trent, purchased at any good bookseller, or bought on line. Once you have this map many other wonderful walks in the developing National Forest will open up to you, helping with fitness and health.

At all times please obey the Countryside Code. The updated version of this for Covid 19 you can find on this web-site  If you have not read this, or are unsure of any of its statutory guidance, then please go online and enter www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-countryside-code  and have a read.

All walks are along well walked footpaths, pavements and bridleways. It is always advisable to wear stout footwear, ideally walking boots and socks.

The route instructions were all accurate at the time of walking. However things can change and if you find changes, please let the us know so that the information can be updated. We can be contacted at a.walker@rollestonondovelocalwalks.co.uk. Any difficulties/problems with the routes in Staffordshire should be reported to Staffordshire County Council’s Public Rights of Way team who are the official body responsible for all footpaths and bridleways.  It can be contacted via www.staffordshire.gov.uk/environment/RightsofWay/home

After you have contacted them it is useful to make the Clerk of the respective Parish Council aware of the problem. Their online contact details are:

Rolleston: rollestonpc@outlook.com

Anslow: clerk.anslowparishcouncil@gmail.com

Tutbury: clerk@tutbury.staffslc.gov.uk

Hatton: hattonparish@gmail.com

Outwoods: outwoodsparishclerk@gmail.com

The walkers who prepared this guidance hope that you will derive as much enjoyment and recreation from these walks as we have done putting them together.

Stay well, stay fit, and stay healthy.

Whilst every care has been taken to ensure the accuracy of these route directions the writers  cannot be held responsible for alterations, errors, omissions or changes in the details given.