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Stafford town centre Market Square
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.

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



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
Forest of Mercia Innovation Centre

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
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.


Barlaston, Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 1NY, Tel: 07962 655702, Email

Area of local countryside for walking and nature lovers alike.

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Stone, Staffordshire, ST15 8JR, Tel: 01785 619619

The Trent & Mersey canal runs through the heart of this attractive market town which has established a reputation for excellent food and drink. Enjoy good restaurants, pubs and winebars, monthly Farmers' Market and annual Food Festival.

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  • Rail station: Stone (0 mile)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access

Cannock, Staffordshire, WS11 1BG

Cannock is a town Southern Staffordshire It sits to the south of Cannock Chase, the smallest Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in England. Cannock Town Centre has outdoor and indoor markets and a shopping centre

View of the picnic area from the car park

Hanbury, Draycott in the Clay, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire, DE6 5HQ, Tel: 01283 508000

Hanbury Common Picnic Site is a 2 hectare area with beautiful views over the Dove Valley. There are a number of walks starting nearby that take in much of the local history.


Barlaston, Staffordshire, ST219AA, Tel: 01785 619619

Limestone Way walkers guide

Castleton to Rocester, S33 8WN, Tel: 01629 761103, Email

Walk Route: 46 miles

The Limestone Way is a superb 46-mile waymarked route across the White Peak landscape of the Peak District National Park.


Ashbourne to Parsley Hay, ., Tel: 01629 823204

The Tissington Trail runs for 13 miles from Ashbourne to Parsley Hay where it is joined by High Peak Junction. You can walk, cycle or ride a horse on the trails all year round.

Croxden Village High Street

Uttoxeter, Staffordshire, ST10 4HN, Tel: 01283 508000, Email,

Croxden is a small village, located 6 miles north west of Uttoxeter. It is the location of Croxden Abbey (English Heritage), the ruined abbey of Cistercian 'white monks' dating back to 12th century.

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
Birches Valley Forest Centre

Forestry Commission, West Midlands Forest District, Birches Valley, Lady Hill, Rugeley, Staffordshire, WS15 2UQ, Tel: 01889 586593,$FILE/TrailLeafletMap(Red).pdf

Cycle Route: One way MTB trail

The Monkey Trail was built and designed in partnership with Chase Trails and features technical rock gardens, boardwalks, jumps and drops.

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  • Access: Birches Valley Forestry Centre
  • Miles: 15
  • Rail station: Rugeley Town (3 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Free entry

Derby, Derbyshire, DE65 6LU, Tel: 01283 222848, Email,

Etwall was originally named after the Saxon King 'Eatta' 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.

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  • Rail station: Derby (6 miles)
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access



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
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