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The spectacular Staffordshire Peak District

The simply spectacular Staffordshire Peak District has so much to offer. The dramatic gritstone ridge of The Roaches. The nature reserves, country parks and peaceful canal of the secluded Churnet Valley. Beautiful wooded walks between towering limestone crags through the picturesque Manifold Valley. With breathtaking views of glorious moorlands and distant rolling hills, the region is tailor made for sublime walking, great climbing, cycling, pony trekking and all outdoor pursuits. Dotted with pretty towns and villages like Uttoxeter, Biddulph, Ilam and Longnor.

On the southern edge of the Peak District National Park, the bustling market town of Leek has a unique character. The town offers a unique shopping experience and is renowned for its weekly markets, antique and independent shops.

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See & do

The Roaches

The Roaches

Follow the jagged line of the gritstone escarpment which forms the south-western edge of the Peak District National Park. From here you can enjoy unobstructed views, endless hours of walking and energetic outdoor pursuits.

Churnet Valley Railway at Consall Forge

The Churnet Valley Railway

Climb aboard a steam train with The Churnet Valley Railway. Steam along for 10 1/2 miles through the scenic valley between Cheddleton and Froghall, taking in heritage sites along the way.

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What's on?

Wallerby Walking Festival

Walking events

Take part in an annual walking festival, join a Countryside Ranger for a guided walk, or enjoy an informative town trail with a knowledgeable Tour Guide.

Mayfield Well Dressing

Well dressings

This ancient Peak District tradition of well dressing with living plants and flowers happes between the end May and early September.

Eat & drink

Three Horseshoes Inn

Three Horseshoes Inn

This 2AA Rosette inn & brasserie offers relaxed, informal dining with a menu featuring modern English and Thai specialities. Enjoy stunning views of The Roaches and the surrounding countryside.


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What's on this week...

Arnold Bennett: in life and art

Stoke-on-Trent 01782 232323

Sat 18 Feb - Sun 2 Jul 2017

This exhibition creates new perspectives on Arnold Bennett, his life and times. Many items have never been on display before.

Chinese Zodiac Trail

Stoke-on-Trent 01782 232323

Fri 6 Jan - Tue 28 Feb 2017

Help Ozzy Owl find the animals from the Chinese Zodiac.

Mike and the Mechanics

Stoke-on-Trent 0844 871 7649

Mon 27 Feb 2017

Mike & The Mechanics, who have sold over 10 million records worldwide – announce their nationwide ‘Word of Mouth Tour 2017’.


Leek 01538 758491

Sun 19 Feb - Wed 20 Sep 2017

Join us to enjoy a very Traditional Afternoon Cream Tea served on-board our dedicated dining train, from where you can enjoy the beauty of the Churnet Valley, whilst being hauled by one of our heritage locomotives.


Leek 07766160492

Wed 4 Jan - Sat 30 Dec 2017

Outdoor Market: Wednesday. Indoor Market: Wednesday, Friday & Saturday. Antique & Collectors Market: Saturday. Fine Food Market: 3rd Saturday of the month. Totally Locally Market: 1st Sunday of the month.

Snowdrops by Neil Jinkerson

Congleton 01270 873237

Sat 4 Feb - Sun 5 Mar 2017

Experience one of the UK's finest Snowdrop Walks to mark the start of Spring.


Swadlincote 01283 216633

Mon 27 Feb 2017

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