Located at the heart of the Staffordshire Moorlands, Cheadle is a picturesque market town with many historic buildings and features from the Georgian and Victorian eras, although it can trace it’s routes back to medieval times. Of particular significance is 'Pugin's Gem' the Roman Catholic church of St Giles, commissioned in 1841, designed by AWN Pugin and considered to be the finest Victorian Gothic church in the country and a must see during a visit to the town.
The town has many pathways ideal for walkers and a self-guided walk around the historical centre art trail is a must. Booklets are available from the library.
Cheadle is surrounded by countryside and is the gateway to the beautiful Churnet Valley with its amazing canal and river walks and steam railway. Nature lovers are well catered for in the valley, with National Trust - Hawksmoor ancient woodland and Consall Nature Park close by and all open to the public. It boasts a linear Local Nature Reserve, Cecilly Brook, which stretches for 1.25km and is one of the most important sites in Staffordshire for water vole. It also boasts wild flower meadows and ancient hedgerows. With a well-maintained pathway, it is accessible to all. Hales Hall Pool, dating from 1822, has pool edges that are designated a site of biological importance and a diverse range of emergent pool side vegetation occurs including marsh marigold, flag iris and rare for Staffordshire, the greater tussock sedge. A small reed-bed of bulrush occurs at the east end of the site. Again, the surfaced paths are accessible to all.
The Memorial Recreation Ground is a must-visit for children and caters for all ages with an enclosed play area for under 5s and a more adventurous open site for older children, including zip wire and skatepark. The large, grassed area is ideal for ball games and picnics.
The town has many independent shops including traditional butcher, baker, jeweller, bespoke gift shops, wool and craft shops. There are many cafes and restaurants offering a warm welcome. Be sure to visit the traditional fish and chips shops or savour a traditional Staffordshire oatcake!
The Victorian Market Hall and Greyhound Walk house a traditional market on Fridays.
Fancy a spot of fishing? Blakehall Fishery is on the edge of town and is a 40-acre site with a complex of 5 pools which are spring fed with more than 80,000 gallons of fresh oxygen water each day, with a modern clubhouse offering a warm Winter retreat and a place to relax in the Summer. Disabled anglers and families are welcome. Hillside Fishing Pool is well stocked with home-grown fish including Carp, Tench, Perch and Roach. There is a kitchen offering tea and coffee.
There is a public car park situated next to the High Street and public conveniences can also be found here. Half day closing is on Wednesday
Map & Directions
By Road: From West: Exit M6 Jct 15, A500 towards Stoke, A50 towards Uttoxeter, A521 to Cheadle. From East: Exit M1Jct 24, A50 towards Uttoxeter, A522 to Cheadle.Public transport: First Bus - Service No 32 / 32A Stoke-on-Trent to Uttoxeter via Cheadle. Monday - Saturday regular service every 2 hours during peak hours. Sunday limited service.Accessible by Public Transport: Uttoxeter station is 9 miles away.
- Disabled access
- Disabled toilets
Booking & Payment Details
- Cash Point
- Currency Exchange
- Baby changing facilities
- Children welcome
- Facilities for groups
- Parking with charge
- Dogs Accepted
- Public toilets
- Telephone (public)
- Coach parties accepted