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Rudyard Lake Archive
Ideal for walking, picnicking, sailing, fishing and canoeing. Shop / cafe, visitor's centre, toilets and changing rooms. Miniature railway www.rlsr.org , boat hire / rides.
Open: Call for details on opening times / activity prices.
Fully accessible toilet, visitor centre and fishing.
Rudyard, Nr Leek, ST13 8PF
Tel / Fax: 01538 306280
Mill Street, Leek, ST13 8HA
James Brindley, the famous canal engineer, built this water powered corn mill by the River Churnet in 1752. Visitors can see corn being ground and visit the museum showing millwrighting skills.
|Manifold Craft Barn
Fenns Farm , Butterton, Leek
At Manifold Craft Barn the joys of crafts can be experienced by all! We aim to excite and stimulate our visitors with a list of Craft activities to try: Pottery Painting, Decopatch, Clay Modelling, Pot throwing, Weekly Clubs, Masterclasses with our resident artist Ed Bentley. Aswell we offer Kids and group Parties.
We are up in the rolling hills of the Staffordshire Moorlands/Peak District but only 20 miles from the centre of the Pottery Industry of Stoke on Trent.
Whatever the weather, you're guaranteed a warm welcome at the Craft Barn!
Open Tuesday to Saturday 10 til 5, Sunday 11 til 4 and Bank Holiday Mondays 10 til 5.
Contact us on Tel:01538 304604
Foxlowe Arts Centre
Local Arts and Music at its Best!
"Leek's Art Centre for the people of Leek and the Staffordshire Moorlands.
In a short time Foxlowe Arts centre has rapidly developed a reputation as the place to go in Leek."
This craggy outcrop of rocks lying on the the southern uplands of the Pennines just 4 miles north of Leek offers fantastic views, walks and climbing.
Visit the Roaches website
Biddulph Grange Garden
Grange Road, Biddulph. Staffs Moorlands ST8 7SD
Tel: 01782 517999 Fax:01782 510624
An unusual Victorian Garden, restored by the National Trust including a Chinese Temple, Egyptian Court, Dahlia walk and a Scottish glen.
Joint admission ticket with Little Moreton Hall available.
|Peak Directions - Promoting Enterprise across the Peak District
with descriptions and links for a wide range of websites that provide support and information to help small businesses and social enterprises in the Peak District area
Why not visit the Peak District National Park?
The Peak District National Park does not disappoint! Over 500 square miles of bustling market towns, impressive stately homes and country houses, craggy peaks, gentle valleys, unspoilt villages all providing a rich resource for visitors to explore and enjoy ? annual visits in excess of 22 million per year serve only to bear testimony to its popularity.
Peak District attractions and places to visit on your Peak District Holiday peakdistrictview.com
Alton, Staffs ST10 4DB
Tel:0870 4444 455
Alton Towers is Britain's no.1 theme park. Set in 500 acres of beautiful Staffordshire countryside. Enter a world of magic, excitement, thrills and surprises.
Open from April - November. Most of the park is accessible to people with disabilities.
|Cheddleton Flint Mill
Leek Road, Cheddleton ST13 7HL
(on A520 beside the Cauldon Canal)
Tel: 01782 502907
Unique watermill, with two wheels, tells the story of pottery materials.
Open: Sat and Sun 2pm-5pm throughout the year. Weekdays by appointment.
Admission: Free (donations welcome) Visitors with disabilities limited to ground floor.
|Consall Forge Pottery
Mill Cottages, Consall Forge, Wetley Rocks, Stoke on Trent
Staffordshire ST9 OAJ
Tel: 01538 266625
Craft Pottery in secluded Churnet Valley - attractive handthrown functional and decorative ceramics.
Open: The pottery is open most days between 10am - 5pm but telephone first before making a special journey.
|Ilam Park - The National Trust
Ilam, Ashbourne, Derbyshire DE6 2AZ
Tel / Fax: 01335 350245
Beautiful area of open parkland and woodland alongside the River Manifold.
Open: Grounds open all year. Shop open daily April - October. Tea room closed Wednesday / Thursday, low season open weekends only.
Admission: Car park charge, National Trust members free. Limited access near Hall (wheelchair available). Adapted W.C. Info centre and shop accessible via cobbled courtyard, ramps available.
|Blackbrook Zoological Park
Winkhill, Leek ST13 7QR
Tel:01538 308293 Fax: 01538 308283
A fun and educational day for all whatever the weather. Rare birds, unusual animals, reptiles, insects and aquatics.
Open April-October 10.30am-5.30pm; November-March 10.30am-dusk
Admission charged. Excellent access to all areas
|Foxfield Steam Railway
Caverswall Road Station, Blythe Bridge, Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire
Tel: 01782 396210 Fax: 01782 396210
Journey back to the age of steam on a trip through rural North Staffordshire. Large collection of locomotives and rolling stock.
Open: Sundays Easter - End of September. Bank Holiday weekends. Weekends in December.
Admission: £4.50 adults, £3.50 Snr Citizens, £2.00 children (5-16 yrs) Wheelchair access on the trains not available at the moment.
Meerbrook Nr Leek ST13 8SW
Play area, outdoor walks and shopping! Wonderful scenery.
Closed Christmas day only.
RSPB Coombes Valley
Six Oaks Farm, Bradnop,
Leek, Staffordshire ST13 7EU
Tel / Fax: 01538 384017
Coombes Valley Reserve
1½ miles of nature trails in spectacular wooded valley.
A super selection of birds, flowers and butterflies.
Open: All days except Christmas and Boxing day.
Access difficult for people with disabilities.
Foxt, near Froghall, Staffordshire Moorlands ST10 2HS
Fine detailed relief ceramics, jewelry, wall plaques and intricately carved oak panels.
Open: Most days (please telephone to check)
Admission: Free Visitors with special needs please telephone first.
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