Forest of Light route

Route instructions

Route instructions

This route starts and finishes by the Forest of Light and can be ran as either a 10.5 or 12.0 km route.

  1. Exit the campus by following University Drive.
  2. At exit turn right onto Keele Road before following the path to the left downhill and along Cemetery Road.
  3. At crossroads turn left along Silverdale Road and then keep left onto Mill Street/ High Street
  4. At roundabout turn left on to Pepper Street (B5044). You are now going to start climbing until you reach Keele.
  5. Take a left turn on to Quarry Bank Road. The formal road ceases after around 300 metres and you will see a gate infront of you. Go through the gate and stay on the path ( you are crossing the motorway) and join the road the other side of the bridge. You are now back in Keele.
  6. At junction of road cross over and run along Three Mile Road (you will see the Keele Drive entry to the University to your left) Take a left turn along Lymes Road (this is a gravel road and as such may get very wet and muddy). You will pass a farm drive on your left before coming across a cottage (on your left). Directly after this you will see two closed gates blocking a drive. Turn left and run up Chestnut Drive (uneven stones underfoot) and back into the university.
  7. At the top of the drive you will see a number of very large stones blocking the drive. Once through them, turn right and follow path to your right around Keele Hall. You will end up on Horwood Hall Road.
  8. Follow road around Plantation Park and back to junction of Horwood Hall Road before turning right on to Keele Hall Road. Upon reaching the Pay & Display car park entrance (adjacent to shops & Students Union) you can return to the Forest of Light - 6.5 miles.
  9. Should you like to run another mile then continue on along Barnes Road before turning left along The Covert. At T junction turn left along Keele Hall Road and back the car park entrance adjacent to the Forest of Light.