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.
Nr Leek, Staffordshire Moorlands, Tel: 01538 304295
Warslow is a delightful estate village rebuilt in Georgian times by the Harpur Crewe family. The village has a typical Peak District character. Ideal starting point for walks to Revidge and Swallow Moss moors or the Manifold Valley.
Discover Cheadle, home to 'Pugin's Gem', one of Britain's finest churches and gateway to the beautiful Churnet Valley steeped in industrial heritage. Visit the restored Victorian market hall or follow the art trail of unusual sculptures.
Stone, Staffordshire, ST15 8JR, Tel: 01785 619619
An old market town situated north of Stafford. The Trent and Mersey Canal passes through the town. Stone's reputation for excellent food & drink is cemented by the monthly Farmers' Market and annual Autumn Food & Drink Festival.
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.
Greenway Bank Road, Knypersley, Knypersley, Nr Biddulph, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST8 7QX, Tel: 01782 518200, Email, www.staffordshire.gov.uk/environment/eLand/Countryside/OpenSpaces/OpenSpacesGreenwayBank.aspx
Old estate parkland retaining many of the original and interesting historical features with 114 acres of beautiful woodland walks around the Serpentine Lake and Knypersley reservoir. Children's adventure play area adjacent to the visitor ce
Cannock, Staffordshire, WS11 1BG
Cannock is a Southern Staffordshire town which sits to the south of Cannock Chase, the smallest Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in England. The town Centre has outdoor and indoor markets and a shopping centre.
Tamworth has existed since Saxon times, and once was the proud capital of Mercia, the largest of all English kingdoms of its time. Tamworth is the home of the historic Tamworth Castle and Moat House. Drayton Manor and SnowDome.
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.
Derbyshire, DE6 2AY, Tel: 01335 343666, Email
Dovedale is a renowned beauty spot -although it is actually around 2-3 miles long! The River Dove flows through Milldale, Wolscote Dale and Beresford Dale. Famous for its stepping stones, Lionshead rock, caves and literary connections.
Nr Leek, Staffordshire Moorlands, ST13 7LP, Tel: 01538 300250
Upper Hulme is a tiny hamlet clustered around a now redundant mill on the upper reaches of the River Churnet and is the principal access to the fabulous Roaches and Hen Cloud and is a great place to base yourself for walking in this area.
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.
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.
Longnor, Nr Buxton, Staffordshire Moorlands, Tel: 01298 83515
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.
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.
Cheshire, Staffordshire, Shropshire, CW8 3QP, Tel: 01925 847700
The canal lies in the counties of Staffordshire, Shropshire and Cheshire It links the canal system at Wolverhampton, with the River Mersey and Manchester Ship Canal at Ellesmere Port, 66 miles (106 km) distant.
C/o South Staffordshire Water, Waters Road, Abbots Bromley, Rugeley, Staffordshire, WS15 3DU, Tel: 01922 638282, www.blithfieldeducationcentre.co.uk
Blithfield is a large reservoir owned by the South Staffs Water PLC, situated approximately 4 miles North of Rugeley in Staffordshire. The reservoir is divided roughly in half by a causeway. One side is a nature reserve.
Hulme End, Near Hartington, Staffordshire, SK17 0EZ, Tel: 01538 483740
A deep limestone valley of steeply wooded slopes and towering rock pinnacles. Perfect for walks and cycling
Weeford is thought to have been a centre for the cult of Woden and the site of a pagan temple. The church is small and contains a window depicting Pilate washing his hands. supposedly stolen from the Duke d'Orleans in the French Revolution
Stoke-on-Trent to Froghall Wharf, Staffordshire, ST10 2HQ, www.waterwaysleisure.com/waterway/caldon-canal/
Built in 1776, the Caldon Canal is widely seen as one of the most interesting waterways in the country. Very much a canal of contrasts, it begins in the centre of the Potteries passing through remote countryside and the Churnet Valley.
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.
Birches Valley Forest Centre is an excellent starting point for an exhilerating day out on Cannock Chase. From the Midlands best bike trails and woodland walks to adventure play and go ape we've got a great day waiting for you.
Hanbury, Draycott in the Clay, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire, DE6 5HQ, Tel: 01283 508111
Hanbury Common is a picnic area that boasts beautiful views over the Dove Valley. The nearby Cock Inn is the starting point for three local walks throughout the surrounding countryside (available from Burton TIC).
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.