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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.

Swineholes Wood Nature Reserve


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.

Weir for Alton Mill Leat


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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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21 June 2018

The AGM of the Friends of Cecilly Brook and Hales Hall Pool takes place at Thorley Drive Sports Pavilion at 7.p.m. on Thursday 21st June.
All welcome.Please come along and meet the team.

23 June 2018

Lots going on all over the village. Stalls, activities as well as the beer and classic cars!

Friday Evening - beer, food and music

24 June 2018

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

25 June 2018


Join our Walking For Health group Fresh Air Fitness and Friends Monday 25th June 2018 for our JUNE Away Day "Special" Walk.


Fresh Air Fitness & Friends

Monthly Away Day Walk




See a map with all points of interest colour coded here


See the full list of local accommodation providers here

Swallows Loft
Trough Ivy House

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