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Staffordshire, ST16 1DJ, Tel: 01785 619619, www.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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Barlaston, Staffordshire, ST219AA, Tel: 01785 619619
An ancient parish and large village of Stafford overlooking the Trent valley. The name is of Anglo Saxon origin. Barlaston is the gateway to the Downs Banks - owned by the National Trust
Nr Buxton, Derbyshire, SK17 0NS, Tel: 01538 399365
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.
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.
Nr Leek, Staffordshire Moorlands, ST13 7TP
Grindon is a delightful moorland hill village strategically situated above the most interesting and exciting section of the Manifold Valley. There is a car park and picnic spot beside the church.
Ladderedge, Car Park SunnyHills Road, Leek, Staffordshire, ST13 7AA, Tel: 01538 395577, Email, www.staffsmoorlands.gov.uk/sm/park/ladderedge-country-park-leek
Ladderedge Country Park comprises of 30 hectares (70 acres) of fields and woodland, with ponds, marshland and streams, lying in two contrasting sections.
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.
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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
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.
Longsdon Memorial Hall, Leek Road, Longsdon, Staffordshire Moorlands, ST99QA, Tel: 01782 502940
Longsdon is the centre of an extensive and wooded parish that extends to the Churnet and includes the high land of Ladderedge as well as the hamlet of Horse Bridge.
C/o South Staffordshire Water, Waters Road, Abbots Bromley, Rugeley, Staffordshire, WS15 3DU, Tel: 01922 638282
Blithfield is a large reservoir owned by the South Staffs Water PLC, situated approximately 4 miles North of Rugeley in Staffordshire. The reservoir is divided roughly in half by a causeway. One side is a nature reserve.