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Staffordshire, ST16 1DJ, Tel: 01785 619619 , visitstafford.org
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.
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.
Rudyard, Nr Leek, Staffordshire Moorlands, ST13 8XB, Tel: 01538 306280, www.rudyardlake.com
Rudyard Lake provides some of the most dramatic scenery to be found in the Staffordshire Moorlands. Over two miles long and surrounded by woodland.
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.
Chasewater Country Park, Pool Lane, Brownhills, Staffordshire, WS8 7NL, Tel: 01543 370737, Email
An environmentally friendly attraction that includes a visitor centre, lakeside cafe, water activities such as Wakeboarding, Sailing and water ski-ing. Nature walks and nearby heritage steam railway.
The National Forest is England's most ambitious environmental project. In the Heart of England, across parts of Staffordshire, Derbyshire and Leicestershire more than 200 sq miles are being transformed to create a new forest.
Forestry Commission, West Midlands Forest District, Birches Valley, Lady Hill, Rugeley, Staffordshire, WS15 2UQ, Tel: 01889 586593
Cycle Route: One way MTB trail
A hub for activities in the Cannock Chase forest. Home of Go Ape.
Codsall, Staffordshire, WV8 1PX, Tel: 01902 696000
South Staffordshire is a rural haven which is steeped in history and heritage. A great area for walks, with Stately homes aplenty, it offers a host of intriguing spectacular places including Weston Park, Moseley Old Hall & Chillington Hall.
Grange Road, Biddulph, Staffordshire, ST8 7TZ, Tel: 01538 483741, Email, www.staffsmoorlands.gov.uk/sm/park/biddulph-grange-country-park
Based on the Victorian theme of landscaped views combined with natural features, the 73 acre park offers woodlands, meadows, a large lake and ponds. Paths have been restored and new ones created to give easy access throughout the park.
Rugeley, Staffordshire, WS11 1BG, Tel: 01543 464523, Email
Rugeley is a historic market town in the county of Staffordshire, England. It lies on the northern edge of Cannock Chase, and is situated roughly midway between the towns of Stafford, Cannock, Lichfield, and Uttoxeter.
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.
Sheen, Staffordshire, SK17, Tel: 01538 483741, Email
A small village strung out along a gritstone ridge between the Dove and Manifold valleys. It is a quiet place, unlike the bustle of nearby Hartington. Sheen Hill a fine viewpoint from which to survey the upper Dove and Manifold Valleys.
Visitor Centre, Foxt Lane, Froghall, Nr Cheadle, Staffordshire , ST10 2HJ, Tel: 01538 266909, Email, www.staffordshire.gov.uk/environment/eLand/Countryside/OpenSpaces/OpenSpacesFroghallWharf.aspx
Froghall Wharf is within the beautiful Churnet Valley at the end of the Caldon Canal. It has picnic tables, parking and toilet facilities.
Staffordshire, WV8 1PX, Tel: 01384 873878
Kinver is a beautiful village lying at the foot of a sandstone ridge. This traditional English village has lots to offer its visitors. Why not visit Kinver for yourself and enjoy the delights this traditional English village has to offer.
Village Centre, Ilam, Nr Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 2AZ, Tel: 01335 350429, Email
The village lies at the terminus of the narrow-gauge Leek & Manifold Valley Light Railway; the track now a walk/cycle route. The old station has been beautifully restored and is now a visitor centre with car park, toilets and tea shop.