Staffordshire, ST16 1DJ, Tel: 01785 619619, www.stafford-towncentre.co.uk
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.
Welcome to Cannock Chase - central England's woodland jewel, packed with things to see and do. Take time to explore, walk, ride, trek, run. Come on your own, bring the family but most of all bring an open mind and visit the real outdoors!
Hulme End, Hartington, SK17 0EZ, Tel: 01538 483740, www.staffsmoorlands.gov.uk
A deep limestone valley of steeply wooded slopes and towering rock pinnacles. Perfect for walks and cycling
Codsall, Staffordshire, WV8 1PX, Tel: 01902 696000, www.visitsouthstaffordshire.co.uk
South Staffordshire is a rural haven which is steeped in history and heritage. A great area for walks, with Stately homes aplenty, it offers a host of intriguing spectacular places including Weston Park, Moseley Old Hall & Chillington Hall.
From Runcorn - Shardlow, ST15 8YP
The Trent & Mersey Canal is a vital part of the network’s heritage, the ambitious project of the great canal engineer James Brindley. It is full of interesting features that reflect its history, including Harecastle Tunnel.
Greenway Bank Country Park offers a variety of attractive scenery within its 114 acres. With easy access to lawns and shrubberies, extensive areas of quiet woodland around the Serpentine Pool provide the perfect setting for a longer walk.
Rugeley, Staffordshire, WS11 1BG, Tel: 01543 464523, Email
Rugeley is a historic market town in the county of Staffordshire, England. It lies on the northern edge of Cannock Chase, and is situated roughly midway between the towns of Stafford, Cannock, Lichfield, and Uttoxeter.
Derbyshire, DE6 2AY, Tel: 01335 343666, Email
Dovedale is a renowned beauty spot -although it is actually around 2-3 miles long! The River Dove flows through Milldale, Wolscote Dale and Beresford Dale. Famous for its stepping stones, Lionshead rock, caves and literary connections.
Nr Leek, Staffordshire Moorlands, ST13 7LP, Tel: 01538 300250
Upper Hulme is a tiny hamlet clustered around a now redundant mill on the upper reaches of the River Churnet and is the principal access to the fabulous Roaches and Hen Cloud and is a great place to base yourself for walking in this area.
Nr Leek, Staffordshire Moorlands, Tel: 01538 304295
Warslow is a delightful estate village rebuilt in Georgian times by the Harpur Crewe family. The village has a typical Peak District character. Ideal starting point for walks to Revidge and Swallow Moss moors or the Manifold Valley.
Cannock, Staffordshire, WS11 1BG, Tel: 01543 464523, Email
Cannock is a town in Staffordshire, England, just north of the West Midlands conurbation. It sits to the south of Cannock Chase, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and is administered as part of Cannock Chase district
Weeford is thought to have been a centre for the cult of Woden and the site of a pagan temple. The church is small and contains a window depicting Pilate washing his hands. supposedly stolen from the Duke d'Orleans in the French Revolution
Hanchurch Hills, Hanchurch, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST4 8SN, Tel: 01785 619619, Email
Hanchurch Hill Picnic Site provides the setting for three circular walks varying in lengtht from two to seven miles linking the picturesque villages of Hanchurch and Swynnerton. Each walk is well signposted and colour coded.
Discover Cheadle, home to 'Pugin's Gem', one of Britain's finest churches and gateway to the beautiful Churnet Valley steeped in industrial heritage. Visit the restored Victorian market hall or follow the art trail of unusual sculptures.
Grange Road, Biddulph, Staffordshire, ST8 7TZ, Tel: 01538 483741, Email, www.staffsmoorlands.gov.uk/sm/park/biddulph-grange-country-park-biddulph
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.
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.
Uttoxeter, Staffordshire, ST14 7HN, Tel: 01283 508111, Email
The visitor will find a friendly market town of great attraction at Uttoxeter. Colourful outdoor markets are held on Wednesdays and Saturdays
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.
Eccleshall, Staffordshire, ST21 6NE, www.eccleshallguide.com
Eccleshall lies in the gentle unfolding Sow Valley, in one of the most picturesque parts of Staffordshire. It is easily accessible from the West Midlands and the North, yet retains an unspoilt charm which many other small towns have lost.
Staffordshire, WV8 1PX, Tel: 01902 696539
Kinver is a beautiful village just 5 minutes drive away from Stourbridge. There is an abundance of fantastic old buildings in and around the village, such as the old Grammar School and the Whittington Inn. But perhaps even more impressive
Tittesworth Visitor Centre, Meerbrook, Nr Leek, Staffordshire Moorlands, ST13 8SW, Tel: 01538 300400, www.stwater.co.uk
An ideal part of a great day out in the Peak District National Park. There's something for everyone to enjoy; visitor centre, restaurant, gift shop, children's play area and easy access walks.
Stone, Staffordshire, ST15 8JR, Tel: 0
Stone was the capital of early Mercia, a powerful Anglian kingdom that later expanded over most of what is now the West Midlands. It is well worth a visit at any time of the year.
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.