Meerbrook, which lies in the Vale of Frith (a Saxon word for wooded vale between two hills) is a small but active village with a church, a chapel and an inn.
There has been a reservoir there since the mid 19th century. Tittesworth Water has a nature trail, visitor centre, playground for children and a bird hide. Meerbrook is also a good starting point for the many walks available over The Roaches.
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From Stoke-On-Trent, take the A53, heading for Leek. From Ashbourne & Macclesfield take the A523 and head into Leek. Once in Leek, head onto the A53 (signposted for Buxton) and follow this road until you reached Blackshaw Moor & turn left at The Threehorse Shoes, follow this road into Meerbrook.