Attractions in Staffordshire

There are plenty of places to see and visit in Staffordshire. Whether you love hiking or cycling, Staffordshire is a region where 20 hidden gems are waiting to be explored and visited. Check the top places to visit in the region and plan your next adventure today.

The top 20 Attractions in Staffordshire

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    1

    Thor's Cave

    Hiking Highlight

    A brilliant example of a small cave system, it can be very busy here during weekends and holidsys etc, but if you go early you should miss the crowds.

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    Tom
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    2

    cannock chase choosing point

    Mountain Biking Highlight

    This is the point were you choose which trail to take. Follow the dog or the longer monkey trail

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    3

    Forest Wood

    Hiking Highlight

    Not the most decisive name but this is home to Luds Church. There are some old trees here and it has a very good mystical feel to it. I had …

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    JJ
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    4

    Grounds - Birches Valley Cafe

    Mountain Biking Highlight

    Fantastic little cafe. Lots of seating indoors and outdoors. Plenty of bike parking and bowls for dogs at all outside tables. Food was delicious with a range of options for …

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    River Dove

    Hiking Highlight

    The River Dove meanders gently through the Dovedale valley. Boasting an internationally important ancient ash woodland, wildflower-rich grassland and a river full of wildlife, awesome caves and stepping stones, this …

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    Dan
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    Awesome flowy descent

    Mountain Biking Highlight

    After the "Incidious Incline" you're rewarded with this awesome downhill. Not technical but great fun if ridden fast!

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    Simon
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    Doxey Pool

    Hiking Highlight

    This tiny little pool is said to be home to a malicious mermaid named Jenny Greenteeth. The mysterious Doxey Pool can be found on the path that runs across the …

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    Breeze
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    Milldale

    Hiking Highlight

    Lovely village, can be really busy most weekends and during the summer. Top of the trail from Dovedale, only about 6miles of more or less flat gravel alongside the river dove.

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    Tom
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    9

    Cannock Chase Cycles

    Mountain Biking Highlight

    Bike hire and equipment shop. Perfect to pick up last minute kit or snack essentials. Friendly helpful and knowledgeable staff. Bike hire service was brilliant.

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    10

    Fairoak Pools

    Hiking Highlight

    Just beautiful to watch the sunshine on the water. To sit in peace in the sunshine and take it all in.

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    Dominique
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    11

    Luds Church

    Hiking Highlight

    Legendary, mystical and often muddy!
    Combine with a walk around Danebridge and The Roaches and you won't be disappointed.

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    Breeze
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    505m above sea level.

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    Roach Nature Reserve

    Hiking Highlight

    Since the devastating fire of the roaches last summer, the upper branches of these magnificent pines were badly scorched.

    But yesterday I was heartened to see nature is doing what …

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    JJ
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    14

    Glacier boulder

    Hiking Highlight

    Exactly as the title states, this boulder has been here since the last big glacier melt in the area.

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    Tom
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    15

    Hen Cloud

    Hiking Highlight

    Just above the market town of Leek lies The Roaches. This outcrop is called Hen Cloud

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    Breeze
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    Reynards Cave

    Hiking Highlight

    Reynard’s Cave is located high up on the bank of Dovedale. The caves were formed by the erosion of limestone and have a long history, having been used as shelter …

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    Dan
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    The upper branches of the pines still show signs of last year's blaze.
    Hopefully this summer, it will have restored significantly.

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    JJ
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    18

    Manifold Valley Trail

    Bike Touring Highlight (Segment)

    Flat and traffic free cycle and walking route following the bed of the Leek and Manifold Light Railway through some magnificent scenery.
    Bike hire available at the southern end of …

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    smokey57
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    Top of "The Butts"

    Hiking Highlight

    Surely worth a trip to the trig point for the name alone. Some nice views around the area, plenty of heather out at this time of year.

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    Tom
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    20

    Stepping stones

    Hiking Highlight

    A place to see fully grown adults turn back time and relive the fun of their youth. Everybody loves stepping stones.

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    Tom

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