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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.

Caldon Canal - horse ramp


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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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19 August 2018

Supporting Animal Charities
Every Sunday
(excluding Easter Sunday 1st April)
£6.00 per car

20 August 2018

Come and join us every Monday as we walk around Cheddleton taking in the scenic views around the Churnet Valley, the Canal etc. Walks are usually of 60 to 90 minutes duration and cover an average distance of between 2 and 3 miles.

25 August 2018

Now in its 76th year, the Gardeners Association has something for everyone whether you are a grower or a shower, baker or a maker or a keen photographer.

There is a novice category and a popular children's category as well.

25 August 2018

Join us for a fun evening walk and explore Cecilly Brook Local Nature Reserve looking for bats and moths. Listen to bats with our bat detector and take a closer look at moths using our trap.
Please bring warm, waterproof clothing and a torch.


See a map with all points of interest colour coded here


See the full list of local accommodation providers here

The Church Farm B&B
Lower Micklin Farm Holiday Cottages Near Alton Towers

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