This guide to the Caldon Canal is split into sections. The first section of the canal is urban as it climbs out off Stoke-on-Trent towards the summit at Stockton Brook. At Hazlehurst junction the canal splits into two, with the summit level continuing to the outskirts of Leek, with the main line dropping down to the meeting point with the Uttoxeter Canal at Froghall.
Much of the canal is close to bus routes, which may be of use to walkers. We now have a page with information for visitors by bus.
Between Cheddleton and Froghall the canal passes through very rural areas which are not serviced by buses but you can catch a steam train at Froghall, Consall or Cheddleton. The Churnet Valley Railway website has further details.