Walking & cycling:
Our village has 2 cycle hires, both on the manifold valley cycle trail. We are right next to the Peak District national park, Dovedale, Ilam, Thors cave, Blue John mines, Pooles cavern, Dimmingsdale & loads more!
Churnet Valley Steam railway:
Take a steam powered journey back in time, then stop for tea & scones at the vintage railway cafe.
Cinema, bowling & ice skating:
All in one place at Uttoxeter cinebowl.
Trentham monkey forest:
Take a walk amongst the monkeys as they roam free in the woodlands & meadows of the trentham estate.
Peak Wildlife park:
A new little zoo on our doorstep, check it out if you fancy a peek at some penguins.
Theme park & Waterpark, just 3 miles down the road.
The Roaches, Hen cloud, Black rock & loads more climbs are all very close by. You may even be able to borrow a copy of Staffordshire grit if you ask nicely.
Blake Hall fisheries are the closest places to try for a big catch.
Traditional town markets:
Leek: General market - Wednesday. Antique market - Saturday. Ashbourne: General market Thursday. Antique market - Saturday.
Stoke skate plaza:
Arguably, the largest and most original skateplaza in Europe (34000 square feet!) it has everything, great for anyone who wants to skate or ride concrete.
Beaver hall & Poplars farm are the closest riding stables.
Lots to do at this reservoir: take windsurfing or kayaking lessons, go fishing, hire a rowing boat, hire a bike or just go for a stroll then take a break at the visitors centre and cafe.
Our favourite places to eat & drink
The Ramblers retreat: This little cafe is nestled amongst the trees at dimmingsdale. Beautiful food & beautiful views; the perfect place to relax after a woodland walk. ST10 4BU
Denstone farm shop & cafe: This cafe and farm shop is all about buying local & supporting lots of independent local producers. Open 8.30 - 4,30 Tuesday - Saturday & 10.00 - 4.00 on Sundays. ST14 5HF
The Yew Tree: A real unusual real ale pub. Pork pies, pickled eggs, polyphony, a pianola and penny farthings can all be found here! ST10 3EJ
The Rose & Crown: Lovely food & drink, family friendly local restaurant run by Dan & Henrietta Breen. DE6 2JT
Buxton Tap House: Handmade craft beers brewed in Buxton, tasty food & regular live music. SK17 6AT
Foxlowe Cafe & Arts Centre: Great cafe run by volunteers, plus theres always a free art exhibition on upstairs along with regular cinema nights, comedy nights, live music & lots of other events. ST13 6AD