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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.

Rainroach 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.

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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24 November 2017

New weekly outdoor market at Cheadle's Greyhound Walk starts Friday 17 November

25 November 2017

Free entry from 1-3pm - lots of stalls including all-natural organic skincare gifts, handmade liver dog biscuits, home made cakes, tea, coffee, crafts, Christmas cards, etc. Raffle has £50 top prize plus slabs of beer and other prizes. Also, a visit from Santa in his grotto.

25 November 2017

Nativity, stalls, lights - an event for all the family.

26 November 2017

We look forward to seeing you all to do some craftwork, listen to a story, enjoy some music and meditation then lots of tasty goodies to end the afternoon.


See a map with all points of interest colour coded here


See the full list of local accommodation providers here

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

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