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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
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.

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.


Bellamour Way, Colton, -, Tel: 01543 412112, Email

Colton is a small village in Staffordshire, a mile North of Rugeley. It boasts a long and vibrant history, with many people, traditions and buildings of historic interest.

Norbury Junction

Norbury, Stafford, Staffordshire, ST20 0PN, Tel: 01785 284292, Email,

Norbury Junction is a canal junction which lies about 1 mile to the SE of Norbury, It opened in 1835,and the main line of the Shropshire Union Canal still runs through it. There is a pub, a boatyard, Tearoom, and a maintenance depot.

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
  • Disabled access

Barlaston, Staffordshire, ST219AA, Tel: 01785 619619

Hales Hall Pool

Oakamoor Road, Cheadle, Staffordshire Moorlands, ., Tel: 01538 395577, Email,

The site comprises of an easy level and broad path surrounding a man-made body of water dating back to 1846. The designed landscape of the site suggests a connection with Hales Hall built in 1722

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

Longnor, Nr Buxton, Staffordshire Moorlands, ., Tel: 01538 399365

Hollinsclough is a small farming hamlet which lies on the upper reaches of the River Dove. The situation of the village is a spectacular one, overshadowed as it is by the cocks-comb ridge of Chrome Hill.

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  • Rail station: Stoke-On-Trent (18 miles)
  • 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
Armitage &  Handsacre

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Armitage is situated in the Trent Valley, close to Rugeley, and adjacent to the Trent and Mersey Canal. The name of this village is known world-wide as a result of the sanitary ware manufactured here for many years by Armitage Shanks

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

Uttoxeter, Staffordshire, ST14 7HN, Tel: 01283 508111, Email

Uttoxeter lies close to the River Dove, and is near the cities of Stoke-on-Trent and Derby. Uttoxeter Racecourse is one of Uttoxeter's most famous landmarks and only a short walk away from the centre.


Rudyard, Staffordshire, ST13, Tel: 01538 483741, Email

In fond memory of the place where they first met, Mr and Mrs Kipling named their famous son after this village. With steeply wooded banks, a two and a half mile lake, visitor centre, picnic area, walking, fishing, sailing and cycling.


Derby, Derbyshire, DE65 6LU, Tel: 01283 222848, Email,

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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