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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.

Toothill Rock


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.

Smelting Mill and Pond, Dimmingsdale


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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 November 2016

As autumn is now upon us, perhaps you have time to come to our next meeting.

10 November 2016

Our monthly Uttoxeter Canal work parties carry out vegetation management and other tasks in the area near to Bridge 70. All tools and equipment will be provided. Volunteers are advised to wear old clothes, stout shoes and to bring waterproofs in case of rain and a packed lunch if staying all day.

11 November 2016

In previous years Mayfield concerts have helped raise thousands of pounds for local organisations including Mayfield and Ellastone Community First Responder Group and St John the Baptist Church.

12 November 2016

Learn the traditional skill of hedge laying with Martin Evans over two days at Tittesworth Reservoir near Leek in the Staffordshire Moorlands.
All tools and equipment will be provided including gloves.


See a map with all points of interest here


See the full list of local accommodation providers here

The Orchards, Ilam
Windy Arbour