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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...

Battle of the Somme

Burton Upon Trent 01283 245100

Fri 1 Jul - Fri 18 Nov 2016

Visit the Arboretum to explore and learn about the living and working conditions endured by those who fought in the Great War in an above ground replica trench.


Leek 01538 750755

Sun 25 Sep 2016

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


Manifold Valley 01335 300494

Sun 25 Sep 2016

Choice of walks to suit all abilities, from 2 to 5.5 miles, through beautiful countryside, all starting and finishing at Ilam Hall. The going varies on different routes, ranging from a gentle stroll to a more energetic ‘walking boots’ walk.


Burton Upon Trent 01283 245100

Sun 25 Sep 2016

Join one of the Arboretum’s expert guides on a tour around the grounds to discover just some of the memorials which have links to the Battle of the Somme.

Beatrix's Animals

Stoke-on-Trent 01782 232323

Sat 19 Mar - Sat 1 Oct 2016

To celebrate the 150 anniversary of the birth of Beatrix Potter this displays features some of the animals brought to life in her stories.


Tamworth 01827 709581

Sat 24 - Sun 25 Sep 2016

An opportunity to see some of the local ceramic items held in the Castle collections, that are not usually on display. Look out for famous names such as Gibbs & Canning, and Skeys while you remember household items from years gone by.

Costumes from Downton

Stoke-on-Trent 01782 232323

Sat 2 Jul - Sun 2 Oct 2016

This special exhibition features a selection of costumes from series 1 and 2 of the critically acclaimed ITV drama Downton Abbey.

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