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The Malpas Loop

Malpas is not on The National Byway® main route, but most of the 32 miles (51km) of this loop are.

It is a friendly place with a medieval church and the Red Lion pub where King James I once drank (you can still sit in his chair!). Head east out of Malpas and cross the busy A41 at No Man Heath; the loop joins the main Byway route in the village of Bickley Moss. From here it heads north and a detailed description of the route and places of interest along the way can be found on the reverse of the West Midlands route map.

After Beeston Castle, the loop leaves the main National Byway route to visit the attractive village of Tattenhall. Cross the busy A41 and A534 to visit Stretton Mill, a restored 16th-century cornmill, before joining the old Roman road to return to Malpas.