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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.
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.
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.
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.
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'.
Nr Buxton, Derbyshire, SK17 0NS, Tel: 01538 483741
Longnor is a sizeable village with its bustling cobbled square overlooked by the historic Longnor Craft Centre and quaint streets of stone houses. It nestles between the Dove and Manifold valleys and is a good starting point for many walks.
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.
Brookfields, Thorncliffe, Leek, Staffordshire Moorlands, ST13 8SL, Tel: 01538 300229
Meerbrook, which lies in the Vale of Frith (a Saxon word for wooded vale between two hills) is a small village with a reservoir. Tittesworth Water has a nature trail, visitor centre, playground for children and a bird hide.
Tamworth has existed since Saxon times, and once was the proud capital of Mercia, the largest of all English kingdoms of its time. Tamworth is the home of the historic Tamworth Castle and Moat House. Drayton Manor and SnowDome.
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The name Elford is said to derive from the eels, which were at one time plentiful in the river.
Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire, DE14 2JJ, Tel: 01283 508734
Newborough is a beautiful, small, rural village situated in East Staffordshire on the North West side of Needwood Forest, three miles South West of Hanbury and eight miles West of Burton-upon-Trent.
Cannock, Staffordshire, WS11 1BG
Cannock is a Southern Staffordshire town which sits to the south of Cannock Chase, the smallest Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in England. The town Centre has outdoor and indoor markets and a shopping centre.