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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
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.

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.


Barlaston, Staffordshire, ST219AA, Tel: 01785 619619


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

Barlaston, Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 1NY, Tel: 07962 655702, Email

Area of local countryside for walking and nature lovers alike.

Kinver Edge
National Trust

Kinver, Staffordshire, WV8 1PX, Tel: 01384 872553, Email,

Kinver's woodland sandstone ridge offers dramatic views across surrounding counties and miles of heathland walking country.

Trent and Mersey Canal

From Runcorn - Shardlow, ST15 8YP,

The Trent & Mersey Canal is a vital part of the network’s heritage, the ambitious project of the great canal engineer James Brindley. It is full of interesting features that reflect its history, including Harecastle Tunnel.

Ladderedge Country Park

Ladderedge, Car Park SunnyHills Road, Leek, Staffordshire, ST13 7AA, Tel: 01538 395577, Email,

Ladderedge Country Park comprises of 30 hectares (70 acres) of fields and woodland, with ponds, marshland and streams, lying in two contrasting sections.

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  • Rail station: Stoke-On-Trent (0 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry

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.

Lichfield Cathedral

Lichfield, Staffordshire, WS13 6HL, Tel: 01543 412112, Email,

Enjoy the magnificent Cathedral City of Lichfield, with so much to see and do you will want to stay for longer!
Lichfield City Centre is accessible from A38 and from A51 and the M6 Toll - follow the signs to Lichfield Cathedral City.

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  • Rail station: Lichfield City (0 mile)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Free entry
Biddulph Town Centre by Bob Turner

Staffordshire Moorlands, ST8 6AR, Tel: 01782 297836, Email,

Known as the 'Garden Town of Staffordshire', Biddulph is an excellent base from which to explore both the Staffordshire Moorlands and The Potteries. Enjoy a range of activities from cycling and walking to fishing, horse riding and exploring

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  • Rail station: Congleton (4 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access

Wetley Rocks, Staffordshire, ST9, Tel: 01538 483741, Email

Wetley Rocks is a small village about two and a half miles to the south of Cheddleton and is set on the main road from Leek to Stone. The village nestles under the west side of a dramatic out cropping ridge of rocks.

Flash Teapot

Quarnford, Nr Buxton, Staffordshire Moorlands, SK17 0TN, Tel: 01298 25732

Flash, Staffordshire is reputedly the highest village in England at 1514 feet above sea level. It was once a hideout for footpads, highwaymen and counterfeiters. Prize fights took place at Three Shire Heads.

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  • Rail station: Stoke-On-Trent (19 miles)
  • Parking: free
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