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Staffordshire, ST16 1DJ, Tel: 01785 619619 ,

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 Lake

Rudyard, Nr Leek, Staffordshire Moorlands, ST13 8XB, Tel: 01538 306280,

Rudyard Lake provides some of the most dramatic scenery to be found in the Staffordshire Moorlands. Over two miles long and surrounded by woodland.




Staffordshire, ST13 5HH, Tel: 01538 483741, Email,

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.

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.

Forest of Mercia Innovation Centre

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.

Welcome to the National Forest

Bath Yard, Moira, Swadlincote, Derbyshire, DE12 6BA, Tel: 01283 551211, Email,

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,

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.


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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.

Barton under Needwood

Burton upon Trent, Staffodshire, DE13 8AF, Tel: 01283 508111, Email,

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.


Derbyshire, SK17 0SE, Tel: 0845 833 0970

Axe Edge Moor is the major moorland, west of Buxton in the Peak District The moor is the source of the River Dove, River Manifold, River Dane, River Wye and River Goyt. Lay by on A53 road. Axe Edge Grid Ref: SK 034 697.


Nr Leek, Staffordshire Moorlands, ST13 7TP, Tel: 01538 304313

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.


Nr Cheadle, Staffordshire, ST10 2DQ, Tel: 01538 754780

The pleasant countryside in which it stands and its proximity to Alton Towers makes this an ideal place to stay for people wishing to combine a visit to the theme park with walks in the beautiful countyside of the Staffordshire Moorlands.

Coventry Canal

Fradley, Staffordshire, WS13 8PQ, Tel: ,

The Coventry Canal is a narrow Canal which travels between Coventry and Fradley Junction in the south of the county.

Biddulph Grange Garden House

Staffordshire Moorlands, ST8 6AR, Tel: 01782 297836, Email,

Overall Winner of the Heart of England in Bloom competition, from Spring right through to Autumn Biddulph is awash with colour. Flower beds, troughs and baskets line the streets making this an extremely pretty town.

Flash Teapot

Quarnford, Nr Buxton, Staffordshire Moorlands, SK17 0TN, Tel: 01298 25732

Flash, Staffordshire is reputedly the highest village in England at 1514 feet above sea level. It was once a hideout for footpads, highwaymen and counterfeiters. Prize fights took place at Three Shire Heads.


Staffordshire , ST10 2LA, Tel: 01538 266228

Ipstones is a pretty village nestled in the Staffordshire Peak District. An attractive, friendly village with nearby nature reserve and good walks, it is close to the picturesque Churnet Valley and world renowned 'Alton Towers'.


Wetton, Nr Ashbounre, Derbyshire, DE6 2AG, Tel: 01298 84838

Speciality: Tea room

This quaint epicentre of the Manifold Valley plays host to a redundant corn mill that closed in 1857. It has now been converted into a scenic picnic spot, tearoom and two National Trust Holiday Cottages.


Barlaston, Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 1NY, Tel: 07962 655702, Email

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