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Stafford town centre Market Square
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.

 
 
 
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
 
 
 
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Leek

 
Leek

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

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
 
 
 
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.

 
 
 
Footpath through the Forest

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

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, www.enjoychasewater.co.uk/

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
 
 
 
Gentleshaw & Longdon

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Longdon stands between Lichfield and Rugeley and stretches about three miles along the A51. Thevillage borders Cannock Chase and includes common land at Gentleshaw.

 
 
 
Biddulph Town Centre by Bob Turner

Staffordshire Moorlands, ST8 6AR, Tel: 01782 297836, Email, www.biddulph.co.uk

Known as the 'Garden Town of Staffordshire', Biddulph is an excellent base from which to explore both the Staffordshire Moorlands and The Potteries. Enjoy a range of activities from cycling and walking to fishing, horse riding and exploring

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  • Rail station: Congleton (4 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 

Cheshire, SK11 0BD

Wildboarclough claims to be where the last wild boar in England was killed. The village is now a quiet backwater, popular with visitors at weekends.

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  • Rail station: Macclesfield (4 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
 
 
 
Burntwood

-, WS7 4UN, Tel: 01543 677166

Burntwood started in 1298 includes Burntwood, Chasetown and Chase Terrace. The town has good shopping facilities a public library and a Leisure Centre with several parks and is now renown for being the home of the Staffordshire Hoard.

 
 
 
Eating Out in Newcastle-under-Lyme

Ironmarket, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, ST5 1RF, Tel: 01782 297313, Email, visitnewcastleunderlyme.co.uk

Newcastle is an historic market town, which also offers a range of small specialist shops selling high quality goods.

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  • Rail station: Stoke-on-Trent (5 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 

Froghall, Nr Cheadle, Staffordshire, ., Tel: 01538 754780, www.staffsmoorlands.gov.uk

Froghall is best known for its beautiful wharf and the Kingsley & Froghall Station for the Churnet Valley Railway. Look out for the remains of the huge lime kilns near the Caldon canal.

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  • Rail station: Stoke-On-Trent (11 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
 
 
 
The Boat House

Grange Road, Biddulph, Staffordshire, ST8 7TZ, Tel: 01538 483741, Email

Based on the Victorian theme of landscaped views combined with natural features, the 73 acre park offers woodlands, meadows, a large lake and ponds. Paths have been restored and new ones created to give easy access throughout the park.

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  • Rail station: Stoke-On-Trent (12 miles)
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Mayfield

Staffordshire, DE6 2HQ, www.eaststaffsbc.gov.uk

Mayfield is a village in Staffordshire on the outskirts of Ashbourne, Derbyshire, and about 9 miles from Uttoxeter. It lies on the banks of the River Dove and borders the Peak District National Park. It has a well-dressing in mid-June.

 
 
 

Buxton Road, Leek, ST13 8TW, Tel: 01538 483741, Email, www.staffsmoorlands.gov.uk

Overlooked by the impressive gritstone outcrops of The Roaches and Hen Cloud and sitting close to Tittesworth Water.

 
 
 
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Ilam

 
Ilam

Village Centre, Ilam, Nr Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 2AZ, Tel: 01335 350503, Email

The picturesque village of Ilam (eye-lamb) nestles beside the River Manifold in the Staffordshire Peak District among limestone hills.

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  • Rail station: Derby (18 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
 
 
 

Staffordshire, SK11 0SH

Well known for its lonely church, the 'Chapel in the Wilderness', this is a pleasant, moorland village nestling under the Cloud. Nearby lies the ancient neolithic monument The Bridestones.

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  • Rail station: Macclesfield (8 miles)
  • Children welcome
 
 
 
Park Hall Country Park

Hulme Road, Weston Coyney, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST3 5BH, Tel: 01782 331889, Email, www.stoke.gov.uk

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  • Rail station: Stoke-on-Trent (10 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
 
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