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There are plenty of places to see and visit around Staffordshire Moorlands. Whether you love hiking or cycling, Staffordshire Moorlands 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 around Staffordshire Moorlands

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    1

    The Roaches

    Hiking Highlight

    It's a relatively easy climb to the top. Not too far from Luds Church either. Check out the icrecream van on roach road near the squeeze stile wall if you fancy a hot beverage.

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    2

    Doxey Pool

    Hiking Highlight

    It is a very unusual find on the walk. Sadly there was a blazing fire here that stretched across the upper tier of The Roaches last summer. All heather and …

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    3

    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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    4

    Ramblers Retreat

    Hiking Highlight

    Superb location for many walks. The food is all locally sourced where possible too.

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    5

    The Stepping Stones make for a quirky crossing of the River Dove. In the middle of the stones, be sure to look around and admire the stunning scenery. The stones …

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    6

    The Cloud

    Hiking Highlight

    The Cloud is a prominent hill on the Cheshire/Staffordshire border. One of the highest points for miles around, the summit affords wonderful views over Congleton, Macclesfield, Holmes Chapel, and Greater …

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    7

    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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    8

    Bawd Stone

    Hiking Highlight

    Whether a dolmen or a fortuitous natural arrangement of rock (the jury is still out), this Bawd Stone has been visited since days of old for healing.

    The less informed …

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    9

    Dovedale

    Hiking Highlight

    The River Dove meanders gently through the Dovedale valley. Boasting an internationally important ancient ash woodland, wildflower-rich grassland, abundant wildlife, awesome caves and stepping stones, this is the perfect place for fun and explorations in the southern Peak District.

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    Apparently lodgings can be had here if booked with BMC.

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    11

    The Mill Pond

    Hiking Highlight

    The smelting mill is now much altered and is a private residence, but the former mill pond is a very popular place with walkers in National Trust's Dimmingsdale.

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    12

    "On an autumn night, the Earl of Shrewsbury was returning to his home at Alton Towers when an old woman suddenly appeared in the road ahead of his horse and …

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    13

    Three Shires Head

    Mountain Biking Highlight

    Three Shires Head is the Grade II listed stream bridge (or waterfall, accounts differ) which marks the intersection of three counties; Staffordshire, Cheshire and Derbyshire.

    The run around cut-thorn hill …

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    Barney
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    14

    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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    15

    Larkstone Lane Hill Climb

    Road Cycling Highlight (Segment)

    #131 of the Simon Warren's Another 100Climbs begins just after the bridge that crosses the River Manifold and climbs up the valley side to the junction with Stable Lane. It …

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    Ian B
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    16

    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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    17

    Rudyard Lake

    Hiking Highlight

    Rudyard Lake is in fact a reservoir, constructed in the 18th century to feed the Caldon Canal. It became a centre for recreation thanks to the North Staffordshire Railway, which …

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    18

    Black Lion Pub

    Hiking Highlight

    A very happily situated pub near to the lime kilns.

    Inside it has an open log fire (always a plus!).

    We didn't try the food but when we finally got …

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    19

    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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    20

    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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