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Staffordshire Moorlands Area Guide

The Staffordshire Moorlands is where you will find breath-taking scenery, thrilling adventures, captivating history, heritage, tantalising menus and more!

What's it like in the Staffordshire Moorlands?

The Staffordshire Moorlands is an area located between the city of Stoke-on-Trent and the Peak District National Park.

There are three towns in the Staffordshire Moorlands which are Leek, Cheadle and Biddulph. Visitor attractions include the National Trust property Biddulph Grange, the Churnet Valley Railway, the UK’s largest and number one theme park Alton Towers Resort, and the annual Leek Arts Festival. There are also a variety of outdoor pursuits such as rock climbing (The Roaches), sailing (Rudyard Lake) and cycling (Waterhouses).

The Staffordshire Moorlands is divided in to the following areas. Alstonefield, Alton, Basford Green, Biddulph, Biddulph Moor, Birchall, Blackshaw Moor, Blackwood Hill, Blore, Bradley In The Moors, Bradnop, Brindley Ford, Brown Edge, Brund, Burntcliff Top, Butterton, Calton, Cauldon, Caverswall, Cheadle, Checkley, Cheddleton, Cheddleton Heath, Consall, Cotton, Cresswell, Crowdecote, Danebridge, Dilhorne, Draycott In The Moors, Endon, Farley, Fawfieldhead, Flash, Fole, Ford, Foxt, Froghall, Great Gate, Grindon, Heaton, Hollington, Hollinsclough, Hopedale, Horse Bridge, Horton, Hulme End, Ilam, Ipstones, Kingsley Holt, Leek, Leekbrook, Longnor, Lower Tean, Meerbrook, Milldale, Mixon, Newtown, Norton Green, Oakamoor, Onecote, Pilsbury, Ramshorn, Rudyard, Rushton Spencer, Saverley Green, Sheen, Stanley, Stockton Brook, Swinscoe, The Folly, Thorncliffe, Threapwood, Timbersbrook, Upper Elkstone, Upper Hulme, Upper Tean, Warslow, Waterfall, Waterhouses, Werrington, Wetley Rocks, Wetton, Whiston and Winkhill.

The area benefits from excellent transport links and is in close proximity to the M6 and M1 motorway networks, multiple local and national train station lines and domestic and internal airports.

You will find many people who move to the area, tend to stay for a long period of time (if not all their life!). With a strong local economy and a geographic position which lends to commuters in to large cities such as London, Birmingham and Manchester is a huge pull; and with a vast variety of different types of property which suit all buyers from families, first time buyers and even landlords looking for investment properties in one of the most cost effective regions in the country, why would you choose to be anywhere else?

Where do the locals go?

For a day out in the sunshine?

  • The Trentham Estate
  • Monkey Forest
  • Rode Hall and Gardens
  • Apedale Country Park
  • Heritage Canoe Trail

Where do the locals go…

for a rainy day out with the kids?

  • Potteries Museum & Art Gallery
  • Just Kidding
  • Ten Pin Bowling
  • Water World
  • Super Play Factory

Where do the locals go…

for a Sunday lunch with trimmings?

  • The Rose & Crown
  • The Travellers Rest
  • The Masons Arms
  • Six Arches
  • Rotisserie at Trentham Gardens

Did you know?

The town of Leek in the Staffordshire Moorlands boasts a unique phenomenon in the form of a double sunset, which can be witnessed from St. Edward’s Churchyard on and around the summer solstice in June. The illusion is created by the sun disappearing behind a rocky outcrop called The Cloud, to re-emerge briefly at a lower level before finally setting.

What about property prices?

Like all parts of the country, the property market in the Staffordshire Moorlands was hit by the global crash of 2008, although generally the impact was less dramatic than much of the UK. Take a look at our guide to see how theStaffordshire Moorlands property market performing.

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