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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.

Ipstones Edge


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.

Rock Well, Alton


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

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30 June 2019

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

30 June 2019

Improve your wildflower identification skills and which species are considered as indicators of ancient and unimproved grasslands.

This event is open to all, but preference will be given to members of Churnet Valley Farmers.

5 July 2019 to 7 July 2019

The Churnet Valley Railway’s Rail Ale Trail is one of the most popular and busy events in the season’s calendar, with bars at each of the three stations and each station with its own pub!

5 July 2019

There’s going to be some lovely local craft stalls and you get a glass of Prosecco and pudding for just £10, as well as a great nights entertainment.
Get in touch for tickets or pay on the door. Open to everyone.

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See a map with all points of interest colour coded here


See the full list of local accommodation providers here

Lower Micklin Touring Park
The Annexe at The Old Furnace

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