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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.
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.
White Peak Estate Office, Home Farm, Ilam, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 2AZ, Tel: 01335 350503, Email, www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ilam-park-dovedale-and-the-white-peak/
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.
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.
Abbots Bromley, Staffordshire, WS15 3DE, Tel: 01283 508111, Email
The village of Abbots Bromley is internationally known for its annual Horn Dance, a fascinating ancient custom dating from 1226. The name orignates from Broom Leah (a clearing in a forest) set in the midst of Needwood Forest.
Eccleshall, Staffordshire, ST21 6NE, Tel: , www.eccleshallguide.com
Eccleshall lies in the gentle unfolding Sow Valley, in one of the most picturesque parts of Staffordshire. It is easily accessible from the West Midlands and the North, yet retains an unspoilt charm which many other small towns have lost.
Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST9 9NH, Tel: 01538 382588
Stockton Brook lies in a valley about 9 miles northeast of Newcastle. The central point of the village is the meeting of roads from Endon, Stanley, Baddeley Green and Brown Edge. The Caldon canal passes a few yards to the west.
Derbyshire, SK17 0SE, Tel: 0845 833 0970
Axe Edge Moor is the major moorland, west of Buxton in the Peak District The moor is the source of the River Dove, River Manifold, River Dane, River Wye and River Goyt. Lay by on A53 road. Axe Edge Grid Ref: SK 034 697.
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!
Visitor Centre, Sutherland Road, Leek, Staffordshire, ST13 7JS, Tel: 01538 387655, Email, www.staffordshire.gov.uk/environment/eLand/Countryside/OpenSpaces/OpenSpacesDeepHayes.aspx
Set in a natural bowl in the hillside, Deep Hayes Country Park is a delightful mixture of woods, meadows and pools, which can be explored by a series of self guided walks and nature trails.
Church Eaton, Stafford, Staffordshire, ST20 0AQ, Tel:
Church Eaton is a small pleasant village in central Staffordshire with a population of about 500. It consists of a main street with a few cul-de-sacs and some houses on the five roads that lead into the village.
Staffordshire Moorlands, ST10 2DQ, Tel: 01538 754780
Kingsley is an irregularly built village in two halves; Kingsley & Kingsley Holt, set on a hillside in the beautiful Churnet Valley and home to the Kingsley Bird & Falconry Centre.
The Historic village of Tutbury is on the banks of the River Dove, and 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.
Lichfield Road, Branston, Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire, DE14 3HD, Tel:
40-acre lake surrounded by woodland, wetland and meadows that supports a wide range of wildlife with one mile surfaced path around the lake.