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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.
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.
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.
Forestry Commission, West Midlands Forest District, Birches Valley, Lady Hill, Rugeley, Staffordshire, WS15 2UQ, Tel: 01889 586593
Cycle Route: One way MTB trail
A hub for activities in the Cannock Chase forest. Home of Go Ape.
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.
Biddulph, Staffordshire, ST8 7HZ, Tel: 01782 297836
Biddulph Moor is a large village located on the hill which bears the same name. It is semi-rural and is the source of the River Trent.
Longnor, Nr Buxton, Staffordshire Moorlands, ., Tel: 01298 83515
Hollinsclough is a small farming hamlet which lies on the upper reaches of the River Dove. The situation of the village is a spectacular one, overshadowed as it is by the cocks-comb ridge of Chrome Hill.
Fradley, Staffordshire, WS13 8PQ, Tel: , www.waterscape.com
The Coventry Canal is a narrow Canal which travels between Coventry and Fradley Junction in the south of the county.
Wetley Rocks, Staffordshire, ST9, Tel: 01538 483741, Email
Wetley Rocks is a small village about two and a half miles to the south of Cheddleton and is set on the main road from Leek to Stone. The village nestles under the west side of a dramatic out cropping ridge of rocks.
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.
Greenway Bank Road, Knypersley, Knypersley, Nr Biddulph, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST8 7QX, Tel: 01782 518200, Email, www.staffordshire.gov.uk/environment/eLand/Countryside/OpenSpaces/OpenSpacesGreenwayBank.aspx
Old estate parkland retaining many of the original and interesting historical features with 114 acres of beautiful woodland walks around the Serpentine Lake and Knypersley reservoir. Children's adventure play area adjacent to the visitor ce
Staffordshire, DE6 2HQ, Tel: , 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.
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'.
Kinver, Staffordshire, WV8 1PX, Tel: 01902 696539
Without doubt, most of the visitors come to Kinver to see the Edge - 200 acres of open access land owned, with the renowned rock houses, by the National Trust.
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.
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, DE13, Tel: -
King's Bromley has a royal title because the Manor was crown property for several centuries after the Norman Conquest.
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Drayton Bassett was the home Sir Robert Peel, the founder of the modern day police force - hence ""peelers"".