Rudyard Lake (pictured above left) is a haven of peace and tranquillity and only 2 miles away from Fairboroughs Farm. A popular day out, offering walking, boating, sailing and fishing.
The two and a half mile long lake was created more than two centuries ago to supply water for the then expanding canal system of the West Midlands.
Stunning views of The Roaches with a number of activities on offer, Tittesworth Reservoir (pictured above right) and visitor centre is suitable for the whole family to enjoy.
Tittesworth is located 3 miles north of Leek, off the A53 Leek to Buxton road. Follow signposts to Meerbrook, or the familiar brown and white signs.
The Roaches is the name given to a prominent rocky ridge situated above Leek and Tittesworth Reservoir in The Peak District. Along with Ramshaw Rocks and Hen Cloud, they form a gritstone escarpment which is very popular with hikers, rock climbers and free runners.
The Peak District National Park
The Peak District National Park is an area of great diversity. It became the first national park in the United Kingdom in 1951.With its proximity to the cities of Manchester and Sheffield and easy access by road and rail, it attracts millions of visitors every year.
Thor’s Cave is a natural cavern located in the Manifold Valley of the White Peak in Staffordshire. The cave can be reached quite easily from Wetton and is well worth a visit for a scramble inside or to climb onto the prow above the cave itself and admire the excellent view of the Manifold Valley.
Although in North Staffordshire, the Manifold Valley is still in the Peak District. It is a lovely steep sided valley with the River Manifold running through its bottom. The river, known for its limestone beds, rises on Axe Edge near Buxton and flows south for 12 miles parallel with its sister river the River Dove to where they both meet at Ilam.
Poole’s Cavern is a two million year old cave on the edge of Buxton in the Peak District. It forms part of the Wye system, and has been designated a Site of Specific Scientific Interest.
Blue John Cavern
Blue John Cavern is one of the four show caves in Castleton, Derbyshire. The cavern takes its name from the semi-precious mineral Blue John, which is still mined in small amounts outside the tourist season and made locally into jewellery. The deposit itself is about 250 million years old.
Matlock Bath is the gateway to the Peak District and blessed with breath-taking scenery, once described by Byron as ‘a romantic fragment of Switzerland set in the heart of England’.
Dovedale lies between Milldale in the north and a wooded ravine near Thorpe Cloud and Bunster Hill in the south. In the wooded ravine, a set of stepping stones cross the river and there are two caves known as the Dove Holes. The valley was cut by the River Dove and runs for just over 3 miles (5 km).
Carsington Water is a popular visitor attraction located a short distance from the Peak District National Park in Derbyshire.The reservoir is a major centre for leisure activities including walking, cycling, fly fishing, birdwatching, sailing, canoeing, and windsurfing.
Chatsworth House (pictured above middle) is home to the Duke and Duchess of Derbyshire, the Cavendish Family. This lavish stately home is like taking a step back in time. With unique collections of priceless paintings, furniture, books and other artefacts, Chatsworth has been selected as the United Kingdom’s favourite country house several times. Also worth a visit is the Chatsworth Estate Farm Shop offering quality fresh produce from the estate.
Trentham Estate – A brilliant family day out! Visit the award-winning Trentham Gardens with the Giant Dandelions and Fairies or shop at the Trentham Shopping Village along with the Garden Centre it’s perfect for shopping. Walk with 140 Barbery macaques at the Monkey Forest or take a tight rope adventure at Aerial Extreme. Trentham has everything for all the family.