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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...

Cheadle 01538 751173

Wed 26 - Sat 29 Oct 2016

Leesen very carefully, I shall say zis only wunce; C.A.T.S. (Cheadle Amateur Theatrical Society) will be performing the hugely popular comedy play ‘Allo ‘Allo!

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.


Sudbury 0344 800 189

Mon 24 - Sun 30 Oct 2016

Indoor or outdoors Sudbury Hall have lots planned for you this half-term. Children can channel their creative side and have a go at some of the craft activities in the learning rooms or have a go at the Spooky Trail in the garden.


Shifnal 01952 852100

Sat 1 - Fri 28 Oct 2016

This wonderful exhibition is brought to you by the ‘Transatlantic Digital Print Group’ who explore Brown’s legacy through their digital prints.

Ellen Kent's La Bohème

Stoke-on-Trent 0844 871 7649

Thu 27 Oct 2016

La Boheme is one of the most romantic operas ever written. It tells the tragic tale of the doomed, consumptive Mimi and her love for a penniless writer. The set reflects the Bohemian art of the period and will include a local brass band.

Charleston dancers, 1920's

Stoke-on-Trent 01782 232323

Sat 1 Oct 2016 - Sun 8 Jan 2017

European cultural lifestyle in ceramics: from baroque until today. An international touring exhibition of about 200 works from nine European ceramic museums covering the history of ceramic design from the 17th-21st centuries.

WW1 Camp

Rugeley 01543 877666

Mon 24 - Fri 28 Oct 2016

During the First World War, thousands of women served as nurses. While many assisted in hospitals at home, others worked close to the battlefields. 100 years after the First World War, this exhibition pays homage to those nurses.

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