Peak District Towns and Villages: Staffordshire

Peak District Towns and Villages: Staffordshire 1

The Staffordshire Peak District


The south-western reaches of the Peak District National Park are made up of parts of the spectacular county of Staffordshire.  From gently rolling hills to the rocky outcrops of gritstone known as The Roaches, the landscape of Staffordshire is as varied as it is beautiful.

The Staffordshire Peak District is also home to plenty of peaceful, idyllic villages, as well as the historic market town of Leek, full of independent shops to browse around and great places to eat and drink.

Click on the links below to find out more about the beautiful Towns and Villages of the Staffordshire Peak District.


The peaceful, picturesque village of Butterton lies in the Staffordshire Peak District, overlooking the beautiful Manifold Valley.  The lanes of the village are lined with pretty sandstone cottages, and a substantial ford runs through the centre along a cobbled street … [more]

Peak District Towns and Villages: Staffordshire 2Flash

The little village of Flash is very close to the borders of Staffordshire, Derbyshire and Cheshire.  Standing at 1,518 feet above sea level, it has the honour of being recognised as the highest village in England … [more]


Grindon is a very pretty village in the Staffordshire Peak District, on the southern edges of the National Park.  It lies to one end of the Manifold Valley, surrounded by stunning White Peak countryside … [more]


Hollinsclough is a small but very pretty village situated between the River Dove and the River Manifold.  It lies in the most stunning landscape, close to the magnificent limestone summits of Parkhouse Hill and Chrome Hill, and also near to the popular beauty spot of Dovedale … [more]

Hulme EndHulme End

Hulme End is a small but pretty village, situated on the Staffordshire/Derbyshire Peak District border beside the River Manifold.  It is surrounded by beautiful White Peak countryside, characterised by rolling green hills and ancient dry stone walls … [more]

Peak District Towns and Villages: Staffordshire 3Ilam

Ilam is just about as perfect a Staffordshire Peak District village as you could hope to get.  With a collection of pretty cottages set in the most idyllic location, it’s a wonderful place to spend a day … [more]

Peak District Towns and Villages: Staffordshire 4Leek

The bustling market town of Leek is situated on the south-western edge of the Peak District, and is known locally as The Queen of the Moorlands. It has plenty to offer the visitor, and is set in the stunning landscape of the Staffordshire Moorlands … [more]


Longnor is a beautiful little village in the Staffordshire Peak District, situated on a high ridge between the Manifold Valley and Dovedale.  It is a place full of history, with pretty stone houses lining narrow streets … [more]


Wetton is a beautiful village in the Staffordshire Peak District, set amidst the stunning scenery of the Manifold Valley.  It has everything you could hope for from a White Peak village: pretty stone cottages on twisty lanes, a cosy country pub, an ancient church, and the most magnificent views … [more]


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