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Things to do in Oakamoor, Staffordshire

The River Churnet © Berenice Baynham

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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Images of Oakamoor

A view of part of the village © Berenice Baynham
The river © Berenice Baynham
Remains of the railway station © Berenice Baynham
Lord Nelson Inn © Berenice Baynham
War memorial © Berenice Baynham
Cricketers Arms © Berenice Baynham

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