Trail

The Terence Trail was devised to mark the 10th anniversary of Bishops Offley Millennium Green. It is accompanied by a record of the flora of the area which will be available for comparison in future years.

The route passes through some of the finest countryside of North West Staffordshire and has features of interest to be enjoyed at all times of the year. The best time to appreciate wild flowers is April and May for the woodland flowers and June to August for the grassland plants.

The map below shows the route of the Terence Trail which follows a series of existing rights of way. Areas along the route that demonstrate the greatest diversity of plant species are highlighted.

trail map

You may wish to take with you a wildflower book to help identify the species listed alongside the map. Each of these plants may be found at many points along the route.

 Look out for the plaques on footpath signs which mark the walk.

Acknowledgements to Staffordshire Ecological Records and Staffordshire Wildlife Trust.
The botanical data for the trail was compiled by local resident and expert botanist Victoria Brooks, who generously gave of her free time and professional expertise.
Walkers may also be interested to visit: www.chapelwalks.co.uk for guided walks with refreshments & facilities from Bishops Offley Chapel, www.staffs-wildlife.org & www.staffs-ecology.org
 

Please follow the Countryside Code.
terryThe Terence Trail was named in memory of Terence Marsden who lived all his life in the Bishops Offley area and was a founder member of Bishops Offley Millennium Green Trust. Terry’s memoirs are recorded in the local book, ‘Bishops Offley Life’ where he is quoted saying ... “I have enjoyed every minute I’ve lived in Bishops Offley.”