Ipstones is a small farming village, built in the attractive local sandstone, situated just to the north of the Churnet Valley and a few miles south of the National Park boundary. It is a charming place, very handily placed for Alton Towers and for gentle walks around the heavily wooded Churnet Valley. Dovedale and Waterhouses, with the end of the Manifold Track, are also within easy reach from here as is the excellent RSPB Coombs Valley nature reserve.
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Ipstones is approximately 7 miles south east of the market town of Leek.
From Leek take the A523 Ashbourne road for approximately 5 miles, then turn right onto the B5053 at the crossroads signposted for Froghall/Ipstones. The village is approximately 2 miles.
From Ashbourne take the A52 Stoke-on-Trent road for approximately 10 miles at Froghall follow signs for the B5053. The village is approximately 3 miles.
: 13 km from Stoke-on-Trent station