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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...

Stafford 01785 278574

Sat 14 Jan - Sun 26 Feb 2017

This exhibition features a fascinating selection of work which has been produced for a wide range of projects and exhibitions over the last 25 years.

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.


Leek 01538 300296

Fri 20 Jan - Wed 31 May 2017

Relax with soothing spa treatments, Champagne, two-course lunch and more this Valentine's Day, with the I Love You Spa Day.

Masters of Art and Sport

Stoke-on-Trent 01782 232323

Sat 29 Oct 2016 - Sun 12 Feb 2017

This exhibition celebrates the abstract similarities and differences between the Masters of Art and the Masters of Sport.

The History of Etruria;Factories and Festivals

Stoke-on-Trent 01782 232323

Sat 26 Nov 2016 - Sun 26 Mar 2017

2016 marks the 30th anniversary of National Garden Festival held at Etruria in 1986. Using objects from across the museum's collections this display charts the history of Etruria.

The Snow Queen

Newcastle 01782 717962

Sat 19 Nov 2016 - Sat 28 Jan 2017

When Kai meets the Snow Queen, she persuades him to leave his home, his grandmother and his best friend, Gerda, to live with her in far away Lapland.

Trench Art

Rugeley 01543 877666

Mon 16 - Tue 24 Jan 2017

Thanks to a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund, Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Archive Service has opened access to one of its hidden gems, the First World War Mid-Staffordshire Military Appeal Tribunal records.

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