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Stafford
Enjoy Staffordshire Tourism Highly Commended Award

Staffordshire, ST16 1DJ, Tel: 01785 619619, www.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.

 
 
Roaches from a different angle

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 Lake

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.

 
 
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Leek

Staffordshire, ST13 5HH, Tel: 01538 483741, Email, www.visitleek.co.uk

An historic market town with a reputation for unusual shops, antiques, good food and award winning teashops. With connections to William Morris, James Brindley, Thomas Wardle and Bonnie Prince Charlie.

 
 
Forest of Mercia Innovation Centre

Chasewater Country Park, Pool Lane, Brownhills, Staffordshire, WS8 7NL, Tel: 01543 370737, Email, www.enjoychasewater.co.uk/

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.

 
 
Welcome to the National Forest

Bath Yard, Moira, Swadlincote, Derbyshire, DE12 6BA, Tel: 01283 551211, Email, www.nationalforest.co.uk

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.

 
 
Ilam Park

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.

 
 
Barlaston

Barlaston, Staffordshire, ST219AA, Tel: 01785 619619

An ancient parish and large village of Stafford overlooking the Trent valley. The name is of Anglo Saxon origin. Barlaston is the gateway to the Downs Banks - owned by the National Trust

 
 
Longnor

Nr Buxton, Derbyshire, SK17 0NS, Tel: 01538 399365

Longnor is a sizeable village with its bustling cobbled square overlooked by the historic Longnor Craft Centre and quaint streets of stone houses. It nestles between the Dove and Manifold valleys and is a good starting point for many walks.

 
 

Hanchurch Hills, Hanchurch, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST4 8SN, Tel: 01785 619619, Email

Hanchurch Hill Picnic Site provides the setting for three circular walks varying in lengtht from two to seven miles linking the picturesque villages of Hanchurch and Swynnerton. Each walk is well signposted and colour coded.

 
 
Barton under Needwood

Burton upon Trent, Staffodshire, DE13 8AF, Tel: 01283 508111, Email, www.eaststaffsbc.gov.uk

Barton lies on the Old Roman Rykneld Street which ran north from Lichfield to Burton. As traffic increased so has the importance of the village.

 
 

Nr Leek, Staffordshire Moorlands, ST13 7TP

Grindon is a delightful moorland hill village strategically situated above the most interesting and exciting section of the Manifold Valley. There is a car park and picnic spot beside the church.

 
 
Ladderedge Country Park

Ladderedge, Car Park SunnyHills Road, Leek, Staffordshire, ST13 7AA, Tel: 01538 395577, Email, www.staffsmoorlands.gov.uk/sm/park/ladderedge-country-park-leek

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

 
 

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.

 
 

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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

 
 

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

A village worth taking the time to explore. Look out for the the old silk mill (now YHA), the packhorse route and Lud's Church; an immense natural cleft in the rock on the hillside above Gradbach in a forest area known as the Back Forest.

 
 

Longsdon Memorial Hall, Leek Road, Longsdon, Staffordshire Moorlands, ST99QA, Tel: 01782 502940

Longsdon is the centre of an extensive and wooded parish that extends to the Churnet and includes the high land of Ladderedge as well as the hamlet of Horse Bridge.

 
 
Blithfield Reservoir

C/o South Staffordshire Water, Waters Road, Abbots Bromley, Rugeley, Staffordshire, WS15 3DU, Tel: 01922 638282

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.

 
 
 
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