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Stafford town centre Market Square
Enjoy Staffordshire Tourism Highly Commended Award

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.

 
 
 
Rudyard Lake Dam Head

Rudyard, Nr Leek, Staffordshire Moorlands, ST13 8XB, Tel: 01538 306280, www.rudyardlake.com

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
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
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Leek

 
Leek

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

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
 
 
 
Footpath through the Forest

Bath Yard, Moira, Swadlincote, Derbyshire, DE12 6BA, Tel: 01283 551211, Email, www.nationalforest.co.uk

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, 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.

 
 
 
Forest of Mercia Innovation Centre

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

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
 
 
 

Derbyshire, SK17 0SE, Tel: 01298 25106

Axe Edge Moor is the major moorland, west of Buxton in the Peak District The moor is the source of the River Dove, River Manifold, River Dane, River Wye and River Goyt.

 
 
Uttoxeter

Uttoxeter, Staffordshire, ST14 7HN, Tel: 01283 508111, Email

Uttoxeter lies close to the River Dove, and is near the cities of Stoke-on-Trent and Derby. Uttoxeter Racecourse is one of Uttoxeter's most famous landmarks and only a short walk away from the centre.

 
 
 
Cauldon Canal

Stoke-on-Trent to Froghall Wharf, Staffordshire, ST10 2HQ

Built in 1776, the Caldon Canal is widely seen as one of the most interesting waterways in the country. Very much a canal of contrasts, it begins in the centre of the Potteries passing through remote countryside and the Churnet Valley.

 
 
 
Tutbury High Street

Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire, DE13 9NA, Tel: 01283 508000, Email, www.eaststaffsbc.gov.uk

Tutbury - The Historic village on the banks of the River Dove, is dominated by the remains of the imposing Tutbury Castle, where Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned three times.
Today the Castle offers new and exciting attractions.

 
 
Ladderedge Country Park

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.

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  • Rail station: Stoke-On-Trent (0 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
 
 
 

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.

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  • Rail station: Stoke-on-Trent (11 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
 
 
 
Stoke-on-Trent City Centre

Stoke-on-Trent, ST1 1BS, Tel: 01782 233802, Email, www.visitstoke.co.uk

Stoke-on-Trent City Centre is home to a variety of high street stores and the 3 story Potteries Shopping Centre, where shoppers will be in their element. The Cultural Quarter is home to fantastic theatres and restaurants.

 
 

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

Area of local countryside for walking and nature lovers alike.

 
 
Well Dressing

Nr Leek, Staffordshire Moorlands, ST9 9EX, Tel: 01782 503918, Email

Endon is a pleasant village four miles South West of Leek which hosts an annual Well Dressing ceremony every May. Canalside pubs can be found along the Caldon Canal which runs through the 'old village'.

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  • Rail station: Stoke-On-Trent (5 miles)
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 

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 length from two to seven miles linking the picturesque villages of Hanchurch and Swynnerton. Each walk is well signposted and colour coded.

 
 
Cannock

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

 
 
 
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