Chasewater Country Park, Pool Lane, Brownhills, Staffordshire, WS8 7NL, Tel: 01543 370737, Email
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.
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.
Hanbury, Draycott in the Clay, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire, DE6 5HQ, Tel: 01283 508111
Hanbury Common is a picnic area that boasts beautiful views over the Dove Valley. The nearby Cock Inn is the starting point for three local walks throughout the surrounding countryside (available from Burton TIC).
Cheshire, SK11 0BD
Wildboarclough claims to be where the last wild boar in England was killed. The village is now a quiet backwater, popular with visitors at weekends.
The Biddulph Valley Way lies just west of the town of Biddulph, situated in the north west area of the Staffordshire Moorlands. Following the former railway along the Biddulph Valley, The Way is a 4.5 mile flat surfaced path.
Staffordshire Moorlands, ST13 7RZ, Tel: 01538 300450
Butterton in the Staffordshire Peak District is an isolated but picturesque village, situated high up on moorland close to the Manifold Valley. Across the deep gorge lies Ecton Hill which rises to a height of 1212 feet above sea level.
Codsall, Staffordshire, WV8 1PX, Tel: 01902 696000, www.visitsouthstaffordshire.co.uk
South Staffordshire is a rural haven which is steeped in history and heritage. A great area for walks, with Stately homes aplenty, it offers a host of intriguing spectacular places including Weston Park, Moseley Old Hall & Chillington Hall.
Staffordshire, DE13, Tel: -
King's Bromley has a royal title because the Manor was crown property for several centuries after the Norman Conquest.
Kinver, Staffordshire, WV8 1PX, Tel: 01902 696539
Without doubt, most of the visitors come to Kinver to see the Edge - 200 acres of open access land owned, with the renowned rock houses, by the National Trust.
Staffordshire, SK11 0SH, Tel: 01260 226294
Well known for its lonely church, the 'Chapel in the Wilderness', this is a pleasant, moorland village nestling under the 'Cloud'. Nearby lies the ancient neolithic monument The Bridestones.
Stoke-on-Trent to Froghall Wharf, Staffordshire, ST10 2HQ, www.waterwaysleisure.com/waterway/caldon-canal/
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.
Derbyshire, SK17 0SE, Tel: 0845 833 0970
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. Lay by on A53 road. Axe Edge Grid Ref: SK 034 697.
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.
Quarnford, Nr Buxton, Staffordshire Moorlands, SK17 0TN, Tel: 01298 25732
Flash, Staffordshire is reputedly the highest village in England at 1514 feet above sea level. It was once a hideout for footpads, highwaymen and counterfeiters. Prize fights took place at Three Shire Heads.
Nr Leek, Staffordshire Moorlands, ST13 7LP, Tel: 01538 300250
Upper Hulme is a tiny hamlet clustered around a now redundant mill on the upper reaches of the River Churnet and is the principal access to the fabulous Roaches and Hen Cloud and is a great place to base yourself for walking in this area.
Brewood, Stafford, Staffordshire, ST199ET, Tel: 01902 850809
Dating back to Anglo-Saxon times, this beautiful village to the north of South Staffordshire is full of charm and stunning architecture.
Longnor, Nr Buxton, Staffordshire Moorlands, Tel: 01298 83515
Hollinsclough is a small farming hamlet which lies on the upper reaches of the River Dove. The situation of the village is a spectacular one, overshadowed as it is by the cocks-comb ridge of Chrome Hill.
Uttoxeter, Staffordshire, ST14 7HN, Tel: 01283 508111, Email
The visitor will find a friendly market town of great attraction at Uttoxeter. Colourful outdoor markets are held on Wednesdays and Saturdays
Small rural village situated between Uttoxeter and Ashbourne. It is located next to the river Churnet and has a church, pub, shop, farm shop & cafe. Access the Churnet Valley Way cycle route & the Staffordshire Way from the village centre.
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.
Lichfield Road, Branston, Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire, DE14 3HD
40-acre lake surrounded by woodland, wetland and meadows that supports a wide range of wildlife with one mile surfaced path around the lake.