Huntley Wood is situated just east of Stoke-on-Trent in the heart of the Staffordshire Moorlands, less than 3 miles from the A50 dual carriageway which connects the M1 at Derby to the M6 at Stoke-on-Trent. Our nearest railway station is Blythe Bridge, just over 3 miles away on a direct line between Crew, Stoke and Derby, from where thare are fast, easy connections to the rest of the country.
Huntley Wood is approximately 7.5 miles from Alton Towers and 10 miles from the Peak District National Park. There are numerous nearby shops, pubs and restaurants, etc, in the local town of Cheadle and in the surrounding area - for more information, please see the Local Services page.
We DO NOT recommend the sole use of a SatNav or automatic direction service such as Google maps for finding your way to Huntley Wood. This is because Coneygreaves Lane, which runs to our gate, has a tarmac surface to the west of our entrance only. To the east of our gates it is a rough dirt track which is ONLY passable by 4WD vehicles. Many SatNavs or similar attempt to bring visitors into Coneygreaves Lane from the east, where they find the road impassable and have to turn back, taking a substantial detour. If you are using Google Maps, please search for "Huntley Wood" (in Cheadle, Staffordshire) rather than our postcode, as this will find our front gate rather than the centre of the postcode, which is actually at a nearby farm. If you are using another SatNav the correct postcode to use is ST10 2NS, but we strongly recommend that you check the route your system provides against our our printer-friendly directions, available on the right, to ensure that you follow the best route to reach Huntley Wood. Also, please note that the centre of the postcode is at a nearby farm, so once you have turned into Coneygreaves Lane (signposted for Huntley Wood), do NOT take the left hand turn up the hill towards the farmhouse, but continue straight on until you reach our front gates.
Nearest Railway Stations:
For railway timetable information and advance ticket booking, which can drastically reduce the cost of travelling by rail, we recommend the National Rail Enquiries website.
Blythe Bridge ~3 miles from Huntley Wood. Trains to Blythe Bridge run regularly on the line from Crewe (~40 mins), via Stoke-on-Trent(~10 mins), to Derby (~40 mins).
Stoke-on-Trent <10 miles from Huntley Wood. Direct trains are available to Stoke-on-Trent from London Euston (~1.5 hrs), Milton Keynes (~1hr), Manchester Picadilly (~1.5hrs), Birmingham (~1hr), Oxford (~2hrs), Reading (~2.5hrs), and many other stations.
Stafford <15 miles from Huntley Wood. Direct trains are available to Stafford from Bristol (~2hrs), Liverpool (~1hr), and many other stations.
Stoke and Stafford railway stations have taxi ranks, but drivers may not know where Huntley Wood is so please take directions with you. There is no taxi rank at our closest station, Blythe Bridge. Please visit our Local Services page for contact details of local Taxi firms.
A Public Footpath runs along the East side of Huntley Wood through the Ancient Wood in The Deepmere. Walkers and visitors are welcome to use the path at anytime, however we do ask users of the Public Footpath to remain on the path at all times. This map shows the route of the Public Footpath in relation to Huntley Wood: