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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.
Froghall, Nr Cheadle, Staffordshire, ., Tel: 01538 754780
Froghall's landscape was dominated by the Thomas Bolton Brass and Copper works, but is best known for its beautiful wharf, boat trips and Froghall Station to the Churnet Valley Railway.
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.
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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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
Brewood has two Conservation Areas and is often described as one of the jewels in the crown of South Staffordshire. It is a popular tourist attraction, particularly with people travelling on the Shropshire Union Canal.
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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.
Cannock Chase, Staffordshire, WS12 4PW, Tel: 01543 871773
The park has waymarked walking and cycling trails including a trail for the visually impaired. Marquis Drive Visitor Centre includes an adventure play area, Great War Interpretation Centre and Education Centre.
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.
Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST9 9NH, Tel: 01538 382588
Stockton Brook lies in a valley about 9 miles northeast of Newcastle. The central point of the village is the meeting of roads from Endon, Stanley, Baddeley Green and Brown Edge. The Caldon canal passes a few yards to the west.
Walton on Trent is situated about 4 miles south-west of Burton, on the east bank of the River Trent in South Derbyshire. Walton on Trent contains an 18th Century Hall, a 12th Century church, a hall and a village school.