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Churnet Valley Railway
Kingsley and Froghall Station
A truly beautiful heritage railway deep in the heart of Staffordshire's secret valley.
Opening:- Easter - October, every Sunday and all Bank Hol Mondays. June, July and August every Saturday.
July and August every Wednesday (please phone before visit)
This craggy outcrop of rocks lying on the the southern uplands of the Pennines just 4 miles north of Leek offers fantastic views, walks and climbing.
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Biddulph Grange Garden
Grange Road, Biddulph. Staffs Moorlands ST8 7SD
Tel: 01782 517999 Fax:01782 510624
An unusual Victorian Garden, restored by the National Trust including a Chinese Temple, Egyptian Court, Dahlia walk and a Scottish glen.
Joint admission ticket with Little Moreton Hall available
Peak Directions - Promoting Enterprise across the Peak District
with descriptions and links for a wide range of websites that provide support and information to help small businesses and social enterprises in the Peak District area
Why not visit the Peak District National Park?
The Peak District National Park does not disappoint! Over 500 square miles of bustling market towns, impressive stately homes and country houses, craggy peaks, gentle valleys, unspoilt villages all providing a rich resource for visitors to explore and enjoy ? annual visits in excess of 22 million per year serve only to bear testimony to its popularity.
Peak District attractions and places to visit on your Peak District Holiday peakdistrictview.com
Mill Street, Leek, ST13 8HA
James Brindley, the famous canal engineer, built this water powered corn mill by the River Churnet in 1752. Visitors can see corn being ground and visit the museum showing millwrighting skills.
Open: Easter-September, weekends and bank holidays. Also 3rd Monday in July to end of August. Mon, Tue, Wed. 2pm-5pm. Admission charged.
Alton, Staffs ST10 4DB
Tel:0870 4444 455
Alton Towers is Britain's no.1 theme park. Set in
500 acres of beautiful Staffordshire countryside.
Enter a world of magic, excitement, thrills and
Open from April - November. Most of the park is
accessible to people with disabilities.
Cheddleton Flint Mill
Leek Road, Cheddleton ST13 7HL
(on A520 beside the Cauldon Canal)
Tel: 01782 502907
Unique watermill, with two wheels, tells the story
of pottery materials.
Open: Sat and Sun 2pm-5pm throughout the year.
Weekdays by appointment.
Admission: Free (donations welcome) Visitors with
disabilities limited to ground floor.
Consall Forge Pottery
Mill Cottages, Consall Forge, Wetley Rocks,
Stoke on Trent
Staffordshire ST9 OAJ
Tel: 01538 266625
Craft Pottery in secluded Churnet Valley -
attractive handthrown functional and decorative
Open: The pottery is open most days between 10am -
5pm but telephone first before making a special
Ilam Park - The National
Ilam, Ashbourne, Derbyshire DE6 2AZ
Tel / Fax: 01335 350245
Beautiful area of open parkland and woodland
alongside the River Manifold.
Open: Grounds open all year. Shop open daily April
- October. Tea room closed Wednesday / Thursday,
low season open weekends only.
Admission: Car park charge, National Trust members
free. Limited access near Hall (wheelchair
available). Adapted W.C. Info centre and shop
accessible via cobbled courtyard, ramps
Froghall Wharf Boat
Foxt Road, Froghall, Stoke on Trent ST10
Tel: 01538 266486
An enjoyable way to experience the Cauldon Canal
and Churnet Valley. Our crew, dressed in period
costumes, will serve you with home cooked food.
Advanced booking recommended for all trips.
Open: Mid May to early September, Sunday lunch and
afternoon tea trips.
Group charters available throughout the week.
Winkhill, Leek ST13 7QR
Tel:01538 308293 Fax: 01538 308283
A fun and educational day for all whatever the
weather. Rare birds, unusual animals, reptiles,
insects and aquatics.
Open April-October 10.30am-5.30pm; November-March
Admission charged. Excellent access to all
Foxfield Steam Railway
Caverswall Road Station, Blythe Bridge,
Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire
Tel: 01782 396210 Fax: 01782 396210
Journey back to the age of steam on a trip through
rural North Staffordshire. Large collection of
locomotives and rolling stock.
Open: Sundays Easter - End of September. Bank
Holiday weekends. Weekends in December.
Admission: £4.50 adults, £3.50 Snr
Citizens, £2.00 children (5-16 yrs) Wheelchair
access on the trains not available at the
Meerbrook Nr Leek ST13 8SW
Play area, outdoor walks and shopping! Wonderful
scenery across waters of reservoir. Visitor
Closed Christmas day only.
Kiddies Kingdom Indoor Play
Cross St. Mill, Cross Street, Leek,
Staffordshire ST13 6BL
Tel / /fax: 01538 382333
RSPB Coombs Valley
Six Oaks Farm, Bradnop, Leek, Staffordshire
Tel / Fax: 01538 384017
Coombs Valley Reserve
11/2 miles of nature trails in spectacular wooded
valley. A super selection of birds, flowers and
Open: All days except Christmas and Boxing day.
Access difficult for people with
Rudyard, Nr Leek, ST13 8PF
Tel / Fax: 01538 306280
Ideal for walking, picnicking, sailing, fishing and
canoeing. Shop / cafe, visitor's centre, toilets
and changing rooms. Miniature railway www.rlsr.org
, boat hire / rides.
Open: Call for details on opening times / activity
prices. Fully accessible toilet, visitor centre and
The Threshing Barn
Lower Lady Meadows Farm, Near Bradnop, Leek
Staffs ST13 7TZ
Tel: 01538 304494
A perfect venue for day workshops in country
crafts. Spinning, weaving, natural dying, felt, rag
Open: Closed Monday, open 9.30 - 5.30 all year.
Ground floor workshop fully accessible. Wide
Foxt, near Froghall, Staffordshire Moorlands
Fine detailed relief ceramics, jewelry, wall
plaques and intricately carved oak panels.
Open: Most days (please telephone to check)
Admission: Free Visitors with special needs please
Famous Double Sunset
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