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Hoar Cross

Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire, DE13 8RB, Tel: 01283 508000, www.eaststaffsbc.gov.uk

Hoar Cross is a small village situated approximately seven miles west of Burton upon Trent. The ancient forests are part of The National Forest and have stunning scenery and walking.

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  • Rail station: Burton upon Trent (6 miles)
  • Free entry
 
 
 
Barton under Needwood

Burton upon Trent, Staffodshire, DE13 8AF, Tel: 01283 508000, Email, www.eaststaffsbc.gov.uk

The village lies on the old Roman road - Rykneld Street between Lichfield and Burton upon Trent and is a busy community in the Vale of Trent, close to the National Memorial Arboretum.

 
 
 
Abbots Bromley

Abbots Bromley, Staffordshire, WS15 3DE, Tel: 01283 508000, Email, www.abbotsbromley.com

Abbots Bromley, an attractive village south of Uttoxeter has an ancient church, and several typical, Staffordshire half timbered cottages and is famous for the Abbots Bromley Horn Dance

 
 
Well Dressing in Newborough

Newborough, Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire, DE13 8SA, Tel: 01283 508734, rachel.oakley@hotmail.co.uk

Newborough is a beautiful, small, rural village situated north west side of Needwood Forest, 8 miles West of Burton-upon-Trent.

It practices the annual custom of Well Dressing with three wells being decorated and blessed on May Day.

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  • Rail station: Burton upon Trent (0 mile)
  • Parking: free
 
 
 
Elford

Elford, B79, Tel: -

Elford is a quiet pleasant village forming a triangle between the A513 and the River Tame. The name Elford is said to derive from the eels which were at one time plentiful in the river.

 
 
 
Alrewas & Fradley

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Alrewas is a village of great charm and one of the oldest communities in the Midlands. The village holds the biennial Alrewas Festival every other summer; an eight-day free festival.

 
 
 

Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire, DE13 8XX, Tel: 01283 508111, Email, www.eaststaffsbc.gov.uk

Yoxall is a large village on the banks of the River Swarbourn and is on the edge the Ancient Needwood Forest.

 
 
 
Harlaston

Harlaston, Tamworth, Staffordshire, B79, Tel: 01543 412112, Email

Harlaston lies on the River Mease, about 5 miles (8 km) north of Tamworth. It has a number of historic buildings including a listed Grade II* parish church of St Matthew;

 
 
Tutbury High Street

Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire, DE13 9NA, Tel: 01283 508000, Email, www.eaststaffsbc.gov.uk

Tutbury - The Historic village on the banks of the River Dove, is dominated by the remains of the imposing Tutbury Castle, where Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned three times.
Today the Castle offers new and exciting attractions.

 
 
Etwall

Derby, Derbyshire, DE65 6LU, Tel: 01283 222848, Email, www.visitnationalforest.co.uk/

Etwall was originally named after the Saxon King 'Eatta' whose well or spring still survives near the parish church in the village centre. St Helen, to whom the church is dedicated, is associated with Holy Wells elsewhere in the Country.

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  • Rail station: Derby (6 miles)
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
 
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