Milford, Staffordshire

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View through Milford Bridge, Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal, Milford
The Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal approaching Walton Bridge, No 104.

Milford is a village in the parish of Berkswich, Staffordshire. It lies at the edge of Cannock Chase, on the A513 road between Stafford and Rugeley. Just to the north of the village is the River Sow.


Milford was described as a "pleasant hamlet" by the 1851 History, Gazetteer and Directory of Staffordshire. There is no church, the church at Walton-on-the-Hill being less than a mile away.

Leisure activities

Milford Common (SJ973211) is a popular recreation spot for local people, and has traditionally been the site of travelling fairs. The entrance to the National Trust Shugborough estate faces the common. Shugborough houses the county's official museum.

Cannock Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is nearby. Its borders extend to about a mile south of the village, and the extensive Chase area offers a variety of outdoor activities including several leisure cycling routes.

The Staffordshire Way long-distance footpath passes very near Milford, to the south-east. It also lies on the Heart of England Way.


The nearest railway station is in the town of Stafford, about four miles from Milford. Stafford station currently serves most inter-city services running on the West Coast Main Line Birmingham-Manchester route, as well as offering local services.

Road access is by way of the A513 road. Milford is accessible by canal narrowboat, along the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal. There is a cycle path along the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal towpath, leading to the National Cycle Network National Route 5 that currently ends at Walton-on-the-Hill, but will be extended southwards to Birmingham.

Famous people

Nearby Shugborough Hall was the home of the photographer Lord Lichfield.

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