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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.

Dale Tor


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.

Dimmingsdale ponds


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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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Blore pastures, Ilam - Tuesday 22nd and Wednesday 23rd August

Staff and volunteers at RSPB Coombes Valley nature reserve near Leek are inviting families to join them every Tuesday in August for a series of fun, activity and craft events that will connect children to nature.

25 August 2017 to 28 August 2017

Come and enjoy a range of great tasting gins, as G&T takes on a whole new meaning for the Churnet Valley's returning Gin Festival following its successful premiere in 2016.

26 August 2017

Family entertainments galore including dog show and classic vehicles.

Poultry, cattle, goats, horses and gymkhana.

Crafts and horticulture competitions plus trade stands.

And of course, the crowning of the Ipstones Queen.


See a map with all points of interest colour coded here


See the full list of local accommodation providers here

The Annexe at The Old Furnace
Lower Micklin Farm Holiday Cottages Near Alton Towers

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