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Enjoy Staffordshire Tourism Highly Commended Award

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.




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

Nestling amongst the stunning scenery of the Peak District, Leek is an historic market town with a reputation for unusual shops, antiques & good food. General weekly markets - Weds, Fri & Sat. Monthly fine food market every 3rd Sat.

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  • Rail station: Stoke-On-Trent (12 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
Staffordsheer Heaven - The Roaches

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.

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  • Rail station: Buxton (8 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Free entry
Footpath through the Forest

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

Across parts of Leicestershire, Derbyshire and Staffordshire, 200 square miles are being transformed, blending ancient woodland with new planting, to create a new National Forest. Come and visit this amazing place.

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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Chasewater Country Park, Pool Lane, Brownhills, Staffordshire, WS8 7NL, Tel: 01543 370737, Email,

Chasewater Country Park is home to various rich biodiverse wildlife, hosting watersports including Wakeboarding, Sailing, and Powerboating, walk or cycle around the reservoir or enjoy a trip in history on the heritage railway.

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  • Rail station: Cannock - 5 miles (0 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access

Barlaston, Staffordshire, ST219AA, Tel: 01785 619619

Rudyard Lake Dam Head

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

The two and a half mile long lake provides a popular day out, offering walking, boating, sailing and fishing with Visitor Centre and steam railway. Many seasonal special events.

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  • Rail station: Macclesfield (11 miles)
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
Burton upon Trent

Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire, DE14 1YQ, Tel: 01283 508000, Email,

Burton upon Trent is associated worldwide with brewing. Shopping in Burton is centred around the pedestrianised town centre, Cooper's Square, The Octagon & Burton Place shopping centres. Open-air & Indoor markets are held Thu, Fri & Sat.

Well Dressing in Newborough

Newborough, Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire, DE13 8SA, Tel: 01283 508734,

Newborough is a beautiful, small, rural village situated north west side of Needwood Forest, 8 miles West of Burton-upon-Trent.

It practices the annual custom of Well Dressing with three wells being decorated and blessed on May Day.

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  • Rail station: Burton upon Trent (0 mile)
  • Parking: free
Ridwares (The)

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Hamstall Ridware is 4 miles east of Rugeley and sits on the bank of the River Blythe. The village is a conservation area.




Village Centre, Ilam, Nr Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 2AZ, Tel: 01335 350503, Email

The picturesque village of Ilam (eye-lamb) nestles beside the River Manifold in the Staffordshire Peak District among limestone hills.

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  • Rail station: Derby (18 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
Norbury Junction

Norbury, Stafford, Staffordshire, ST20 0PN, Tel: 01785 284292, Email,

Norbury Junction is a canal junction which lies about 1 mile to the SE of Norbury, It opened in 1835,and the main line of the Shropshire Union Canal still runs through it. There is a pub, a boatyard, Tearoom, and a maintenance depot.


Staffordshire, DE6 2FX, Tel: 01538 483741, Email,

Small picturesque village in the Peak District National Park, Alstonefield is located in Staffordshire, near to the Derbyshire border. It lies between the river valleys of the Dove and the Manifold where several old packhorse routes cross.

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  • Rail station: Buxton (10 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
Visit Penkridge

Penkridge, Staffordshire, WV8 1PX, Tel: 01785 714157

Situated along the A449, Penkridge is South Staffordshire’s most vibrant market village. There are lots of things to see and do within the village and the surrounding area.


Consall Nature Reserve, Nr Cheadle, Staffordshire Moorlands, Staffordshire, ST10 2DQ, Tel: 01538 754780

Consall is an area of natural beauty hidden in a particularly deep section of the Churnet Valley downstream from Cheddleton. It has a designated nature reserve and the Caldon Canal & Churnet Valley Steam Railway run through it.

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  • Rail station: Stoke-On-Trent (9 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome

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

A village worth taking the time to explore. Look out for the the old silk mill (now YHA), the packhorse route and Lud's Church; an immense natural cleft in the rock on the hillside above Gradbach in a forest area known as the Back Forest.


Staffordshire, DE6 2HQ,

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.

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