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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sheen, Staffordshire, SK17, Tel: 01538 483741, Email
A small village strung out along a gritstone ridge between the Dove and Manifold valleys. It is a quiet place, unlike the bustle of nearby Hartington. Sheen Hill a fine viewpoint from which to survey the upper Dove and Manifold Valleys.
Although Bagnall is located only a few short miles from the former industrial city of Stoke-on-Trent, it retains a sense of rural isolation and has been described as one of the most tranquil villages in Staffordshire.
Staffordshire Moorlands, ST10 4BW, Tel: 01538 702077, www.alton-staffs.co.uk
Alton is a very ancient village and one of the area's prettiest; its dramatic, hilly setting in the Churnet Valley is truly enchanting. It is home to the world-famous Alton Towers Resort.
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Industrial Heritage with mills and a canal play a large part in the life of Fazeley.
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.
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.
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.
Onecote, Nr Leek, Staffordshire Moorlands, ., Tel: 01538 399365
Onecote is a small village that lies within The Peak District National Park. It is close to the Manifold Valley, Hartington and Leek.