Things to do in Oakamoor, Staffordshire
Oakamoor is a very picturesque small village a few miles from the Peak District. The River Churnet runs through the village and summer days can be passed, just having a picnic on its banks.
In years gone by the village was humming to the sound of the great industrial revolution, the area which is now a park, used to be the site of a great copper factory, the remnants of which can still be seen.
There is a marked information trail around the village telling the story of Oakamoors part in the industrial revolution. The Staffordshire way passes through Oakamoor; ramblers and walkers will find plenty of walks around the village.
Nature lovers will enjoy a trip up Cotton Dell; here you will find many species of trees, birds and animals you might expect to find in woodland.
For cyclists there is a track, which runs from Oakamoor all the way to Denstone about 3 miles away. On the way there are tearooms to tempt you to replace those burnt calories with a cake and a nice cup of tea.
There are a few bed and breakfasts and two pubs all of which offer a friendly service although with Alton Towers being less than 5 minutes away by car these can get busy in the summer.
Oakamoor is situated in the Churnet Valley, which resembles a little Switzerland. It is a truly wonderful sight, when driving into the village and looking over the valley. Come and see for yourself.
Description by Melissa Macmillan
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