Churnet Valley, Staffordshire
The Cauldon Canal
The Churnet Valley Railway is a delightful 10.5 mile journey through Staffordshire's hidden Churnet Valley.
Churnet Valley Railway
The steam train is a wonderful way to explore stopping off at the heritage sites along the way. You will go through one of the longest tunnels at Leekbrook. The railway offers educational days and the railway is available as a film location.
At Cheddleton is the Grade II Listed Victorian station which is also the headquarters of the railway. There is a picnic area, souvenir shop, tea rooms and a museum. There is car parking by the riverside.
The Flint Mill
Just a quick walk away from the station is the Flint Mill an atmospheric working mill that used to supply the pottery industry with crushed flint, transported by the canal. Also nearby is St Edwards church with the famous William Morris design windows. Cauldon Gallery is nearby. The Boat Inn public house is a great place for a pit stop.
A pretty little hamlet on the valley floor, with a train station with Victorian waiting room and signal box. There is a nature reserve and visitor centre with woodland trails. Consall Hall Gardens have recently being restored also worth a visit.
Kingsley & Froghall has a North Staffordshire Railway style station building, which has an award winning tea rooms. There is the Railway Inn pub. There are historic Lime Kilns and the Cauldon Canal are within walking distance of the station.
Kingsley Bird and Falconry Centre
Take a guided tour 'Bird of Prey Experience' and view the owls, falcons, eagles and learn so much about these fantastic birds.
Staffordshire Moorlands Walks
The local council offer 12 walks around the Churnet Valley leaflets are available at tourist information.
The Cauldon Canal