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Stafford

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 Lake

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.

 
 
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.

 
 
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Leek

 
Leek

Staffordshire, ST13 5HH, Tel: 01538 483741, Email, www.visitleek.co.uk

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.

 
 
Forest of Mercia Innovation Centre

Chasewater Country Park, Pool Lane, Brownhills, Staffordshire, WS8 7NL, Tel: 01543 370737, Email, www.enjoychasewater.co.uk/

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, www.nationalforest.co.uk

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, 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.

 
 
Kings Bromley

Staffordshire, DE13, Tel: -

King's Bromley has a royal title because the Manor was crown property for several centuries after the Norman Conquest.

 
 

Uttoxeter, Staffordshire, ST14 5PL, Tel: 01283 508111, Email, www.eaststaffsbc.gov.uk

Home of JCB, the factory lies in 42 acres of parkland and lakes and is a sanctuary for many species of waterfowl.

 
 
Drayton Bassett

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Drayton Bassett was the home Sir Robert Peel, the founder of the modern day police force - hence ""peelers"".

 
 
Cannock

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.

 
 
Brewood & Coven

35 Stafford Street, Brewood, Staffordshire, ST199DX, Tel: 01902 850809, Email, www.brewoodandcovenparish.org.uk

Brewood has two Conservation Areas and is often described as one of the jewels in the crown of South Staffordshire. It is a popular tourist attraction, particularly with people travelling on the Shropshire Union Canal.

 
 

Nr Cheadle, Staffordshire, ST10 2DQ, Tel: 01538 399365

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.

 
 
Newcastle-under-Lyme Town Centre

Ironmarket, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, ST5 1RF, Tel: 01782 297313, Email, visitnewcastleunderlyme.co.uk

Newcastle is an historic market town, which also offers a range of small specialist shops selling high quality goods.

 
 

Mill Lane, Oakamoor, Nr Cheadle, Staffordshire Moorlands, ST10 3AG, Tel: 01538 266909, Email, www.staffordshire.gov.uk/environment/eLand/Countryside/OpenSpaces/OpenSpacesOakamoor.aspx

Picnic place on the banks of the River Churnet in the heart of a picturesque valley. Large grass area on either side of the river. Remains of industrial past can still be seen and link to a local heritage trail.

 
 
Etwall

Derby, Derbyshire, DE65 6LU, Tel: 01283 222848, Email, www.south-derbys.gov.uk/tourism

Etwall was originally named after the Saxon King 'Eata' whose well or spring still survives near the parish church in the village centre. St Helen, to whom the church is dedicated, is associated with Holy Wells elsewhere in the Country.

 
 
Cannock Chase Country Park

Cannock Chase, Staffordshire, WS12 4PW, Tel: 01543 871773

The park has waymarked walking and cycling trails including a trail for the visually impaired. Marquis Drive Visitor Centre includes an adventure play area, Great War Interpretation Centre and Education Centre.

 
 
Baggeridge Country Park
Green Flag Award

Gospel End, Sedgley, Dudley, West Midlands, DY3 4HB, Tel: 01902882605, Email, www.sstaffs.gov.uk/baggeridge

Baggeridge Country Park is a beautiful area of countryside, providing an ideal setting for those looking for wildlife and those wishing to enjoy some peace and quiet in the great outdoors.

 
 
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