Alsager is a town and civil parish in the unitary authority of Cheshire East and the ceremonial county of Cheshire, England, to the north-west of the city of Stoke-on-Trent, and east of the railway town of Crewe. The town has a population of 11,775.
The Trent and Mersey Canal runs just to the North East of the town forming part of the Cheshire Ring Canal walk and South Cheshire Way footpath. The canals footpath and nearby “Salt Line” are also routes of the National Cycle network.
Going clockwise, starting from the north, the civil parish is bordered by the parishes of Betchton to the north, Church Lawton to the north-east and east, Kidsgrove in Staffordshire to the south-east, Audley Rural, in Staffordshire to the south, Barthomley to the south-west, Haslington to the west, and Hassall to the north-west.
In the centre of Alsager is a lake, Alsager Mere. This isolated pool, once the focal point of the town, is only accessible by two fenced public viewing areas and by local residents who have gardens adjoining the waters.
Alsager has hosted an annual summer carnival since 1998. Until June 2009 the summer carnival was located in Milton Gardens but it has since moved to the Alsager School Playing Fields to increase capacity. In 2007 Alsager was awarded Fairtrade Town status by the Fairtrade Foundation.
Alsager has several primary schools, and Alsager School, a business and Enterprise College provides secondary education for the town.
Alsager is just a short drive from the M6 with fast and excellent transport links to Crewe and Stoke-on-Trent. Alsager railway station is on the line from Crewe to Stoke-on-Trent. Stoke-on-Trent itself can be reached via a 15 minute car or train journey. Manchester can be reached within 1 hour from Alsager via train and there are also rail links between Alsager and Liverpool, which take 55 minutes.