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Stafford town centre Market Square
Enjoy Staffordshire Tourism Highly Commended Award

Staffordshire, ST16 1DJ, Tel: 01785 619619,

For centuries, travellers by stagecoach and narrowboat have broken their journeys to enjoy all that Stafford has to offer. Today you'll find us even easier to reach by road, rail and air from every corner of the globe.

Staffordsheer Heaven - The Roaches

Leek, Staffordshire, ST13, Tel: 01889 880100

Impressive gritstone edges and craggy rocks loved by walkers and climbers. It groups together two main gritstone outcrops, 'Ramshaw Rocks' famous for the 'Winking Man' rock formation and 'Hen Cloud' offering stunning panoramic views.

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  • Rail station: Buxton (8 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Free entry



Staffordshire, ST13 5HH, Tel: 01538 483741, Email,

Nestling amongst the stunning scenery of the Peak District, Leek is an historic market town with a reputation for unusual shops, antiques & good food. General weekly markets - Weds, Fri & Sat. Monthly fine food market every 3rd Sat.

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  • Rail station: Stoke-On-Trent (12 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
Rudyard Lake Dam Head

Rudyard, Nr Leek, Staffordshire Moorlands, ST13 8XB, Tel: 01538 306280,

The two and a half mile long lake provides a popular day out, offering walking, boating, sailing and fishing with Visitor Centre and steam railway. Many seasonal special events.

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  • Rail station: Macclesfield (11 miles)
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
Forest of Mercia Innovation Centre

Chasewater Country Park, Pool Lane, Brownhills, Staffordshire, WS8 7NL, Tel: 01543 370737, Email,

Chasewater Country Park is home to various rich biodiverse wildlife, hosting watersports including Wakeboarding, Sailing, and Powerboating, walk or cycle around the reservoir or enjoy a trip in history on the heritage railway.

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  • Rail station: Cannock - 5 miles (0 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
Footpath through the Forest

Bath Yard, Moira, Swadlincote, Derbyshire, DE12 6BA, Tel: 01283 551211, Email,

Across parts of Leicestershire, Derbyshire and Staffordshire, 200 square miles are being transformed, blending ancient woodland with new planting, to create a new National Forest. Come and visit this amazing place.

Ilam Park

White Peak Estate Office, Home Farm, Ilam, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 2AZ, Tel: 01335 350503, Email,

Managed by the National Trust, a beautiful area of open park and woodland, running on both banks of the River Manifold and with spectacular views towards Dovedale. Open all year. Youth Hostel, NT shop, tearoom and small caravan site.


Cheshire, SK11 0BD

Wildboarclough claims to be where the last wild boar in England was killed. The village is now a quiet backwater, popular with visitors at weekends.

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  • Rail station: Macclesfield (4 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
Walton on Trent Church

South Derbyshire, Derbyshire, DE12 8NA, Tel: 01283 222848, Email,

20 mile circular cycle route starting at Burton upon Trent; taking in the villages of Tatenhill, Barton under Needwood, Wychnor, Alrewas & Walton on Trent. One in a series of cycle route leaflets produced by Cyclists Touring Club.

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  • Rail station: Burton on Trent (4 miles)
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry

Mill Lane, Oakamoor, Nr Cheadle, Staffordshire Moorlands, ST10 3AG, Tel: 01538 266909, Email,

Oakamoor Picnic place is situated alongside the river Churnet in the heart of possibly the most attractive part of the Churnet Valley. Two large picnic meadows allow pleaty of space for families or groups to picnic and play.

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  • Rail station: Blythe Bridge (0 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
Burton upon Trent

Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire, DE14 1YQ, Tel: 01283 508000, Email,

Burton upon Trent is associated worldwide with brewing. Shopping in Burton is centred around the pedestrianised town centre, Cooper's Square, The Octagon & Burton Place shopping centres. Open-air & Indoor markets are held Thu, Fri & Sat.


South Staffordshire, WV8 1PX , Tel: 01902 696000,

South Staffordshire is a rural haven in the heart of the country. Walking is a particularly popular pastime with routes suitable for all abilities. Enjoy the natural beauty of Cannock Chase best seen on horseback.

Biddulph Moor.

Biddulph, Staffordshire, ST8 7HZ, Tel: 01782 297836

Biddulph Moor is a large village located on the hill which bears the same name. It is semi-rural and is the source of the River Trent.


Consall Nature Reserve, Nr Cheadle, Staffordshire Moorlands, Staffordshire, ST10 2DQ, Tel: 01538 754780

Consall is an area of natural beauty hidden in a particularly deep section of the Churnet Valley downstream from Cheddleton. It has a designated nature reserve and the Caldon Canal & Churnet Valley Steam Railway run through it.

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  • Rail station: Stoke-On-Trent (9 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome

Staffordshire Moorlands, DE6 2FX, Tel: 01538 483741, Email,

Alstonefield is a small picturesque village in the Peak District National Park. It is located in Staffordshire, near to the border of Derbyshire, between the valleys of the rivers Dove and the Manifold.

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  • Rail station: Buxton (10 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
Tutbury High Street

Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire, DE13 9NA, Tel: 01283 508000, Email,

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.


Staffordshire, DE13 8SH, Tel: 01283 508734

Newborough is a beautiful, small, rural village situated in East Staffordshire on the North West side of Needwood Forest, three miles South West of Hanbury and eight miles West of Burton-upon-Trent.


Hanchurch Hills, Hanchurch, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST4 8SN, Tel: 01785 619619, Email

Hanchurch Hill Picnic Site provides the setting for three circular walks varying in length from two to seven miles linking the picturesque villages of Hanchurch and Swynnerton. Each walk is well signposted and colour coded.

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