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Churnet Valley Guide


Explore and appreciate all the characteristics of Staffordshire's precious jewel, the Churnet Valley landscape. These photos and locations showcase the very essence of this wonderful landscape.

Swineholes Wood Nature Reserve


There are clues all around that reveal the heritage of the valley. Take a look at the man-made heritage features that have made such an impact and consider how it was then and is now.

Stone gatepost with grooves


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Images contributed by Andrew L Cope, Laura Bird and David Cadman

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Upcoming events

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1 May 2017

Staffordshire Day will be happening on 1st May again this year. 

This initiative led by EnjoyStaffordshire is an ideal opportunity to support our county and promote small businesses and community organisations. Let's be sure to give this area a loud shout out! 

1 May 2017

Staffies ride for free!

1 May 2017

To celebrate Staffordshire Day the SPDTA is organising a heritage walk starting in Froghall. Steeped in heritage, the wooded Churnet Valley is also wonderful countryside in which to walk.

1 May 2017


Come and join us celebrate STAFFORDSHIRE DAY as we walk around Cheddleton taking in the scenic views around the Churnet Valley, the Canal etc. Today's Walk will be of 60 to 90 minutes duration and we willbe walking approximately 3 miles.


See a map with all points of interest colour coded here


See the full list of local accommodation providers here

The Laurels Bed & Breakfast
Trough Ivy House