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2.32km from Lud's Church
The Roaches in Staffordshire is a Peak District gem; located above Leek and Tittesworth Reservoir, it’s loved by hikers and climbers alike. The impressively rugged and steep gritstone ridge is home to mythical mermaids and 15 metre natural gritstone clefts, so this is far more than your average countryside walk. It is the most prominent part of a curving ridge which extends for several miles from Hen Cloud in the south to Back Forest and Hangingstone in the northwest.
Three Shires Head
3.63km from Lud's Church
Three Shires Head lies at the junction of three counties; Derbyshire, Cheshire and Staffordshire. It was once an important crossing point over the River Dane for trains of packhorses. And a place where the horses could be rested and watered. The main landmark is a packhorse bridge. The bridge is Grade II-listed, and was probably constructed in the late 18th century.
4.06km from Lud's Church
Shutlingsloe is a hill near the village of Wildboarclough, in the east of the county of Cheshire. A steep-sided hill with a distinctive profile, sometimes described as the 'Matterhorn of Cheshire', it is the third highest peak in the historic county. A good trekking destination and you can spend a beautiful time here.
6.12km from Lud's Church
The dam at Tittesworth was constructed across the River Churnet between 1959 and 1963, to provide for increased water demand in Leek, Stoke on Trent, and the surrounding area. The reservoir has a wide range of wildlife. There is an information area, exhibition, restaurant, shop, play area, water-saving garden, bird-watching hides, and trails.
6.14km from Lud's Church
Trentabank Reservoir is located within Macclesfield Forest, partly in the Peak District National Park in England, and is home to rich unimproved uplands and grasslands. The reservoir is surrounded mainly by coniferous plantations and is also home to about 22 pairs of herons.
6.38km from Lud's Church
Macclesfield Forest is a working forest around a cascade of reservoirs; Trentabank, Ridgegate, Teggsnose, and Bottoms. The mixture of water and woodland habitat makes Macclesfield Forest an excellent place for wildlife lovers, with red deer and many birds including Heron Broods in Cheshire’s largest heronry. One of the good trekking destination and also you cans spend some good time there.
7.22km from Lud's Church
Rudyard Lake is a haven of peace and tranquility, 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. The lake is still used for many water activities such as boating, canoeing, fishing and also for walks and recreational steam train trips.
8.12km from Lud's Church
Shining Tor is a hill with a height of 559 meters above sea level in the Peak District of England. One of the beautiful trekking destinations and The views from the top are superb on a clear day. Looking out over the Cheshire Plain, you'll easily pick out the hills of the Clwydian Range in North Wales and the Wrekin in Shropshire, as well as numerous local landmarks, including Shutlingsloe, and the large Lovell radio telescope at Jodrell Bank.
Rudyard Lake Steam Railway
8.37km from Lud's Church
The Rudyard Lake Steam Railway is a Victorian style narrow gauge steam railway which gives a beautiful three mile return trip from the free car park at Rudyard Station along the side of Rudyard Lake. Trains are about half the size a normal narrow gauge railway and are steam hauled. It runs at weekends and bank holidays from March to November, with more regular services from Easter to October and daily during school holidays
Tegg's Nose Country Park
8.45km from Lud's Church
Tegg's Nose Country Park sits on the western flanks of the Pennines overlooking Macclesfield and the Cheshire Plain to the west. Rock and man have created a landscape of dry stone walls and sturdy barns adding to the dramatic character of the steep sided valleys while many of the hill tops are pitted with old quarries.
9.04km from Lud's Church
Solomon's Temple, also known as Grinlow Tower, is a Victorian folly near the spa metropolis of Buxton inside the Derbyshire Peak District. The structure is a 20-foot-high, two-story tower built on top of a Bronze Age barrow, sitting on top of a ridge at a height of 440 meters above sea level. The tower does not contain anything other than the staircase to the top. It is a Grade II listed building.
9.26km from Lud's Church
Parkhouse Hill is a small but distinctive hill in the Peak District National Park in the English county of Derbyshire. It lies on the north side of the River Dove, close to the border with Staffordshire. For many years access to Parkhouse Hill was difficult, as there was no right of way to the summit. Access is now possible under the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000, as the hill is a designated access area.
Ruin of Errwood Hall
9.35km from Lud's Church
This once-magnificent country house, enjoying wonderful views over the picturesque Goyt Valley, is now just a sad pile of stones. It survived for less than 100 years. It was built around 1843 and demolished in 1934. Click on any of the posts below for information relating to the hall. I’ve managed to collect quite a few old photos showing the hall in all its former glory. The Hall still gets thousands of visitors every year, drawn to the mystique of the mansion in the woods.
Poole's Cavern & Buxton Country Park
9.36km from Lud's Church
This great carboniferous limestone cavern is one of the finest show caves in England and boasts many strange and wondrous formations and so more. There has been Evidence of prehistoric life from the Neolithic and early Bronze ages have been found. It will be a new experience visiting this place.
9.92km from Lud's Church
Errwood Reservoir is a drinking-water reservoir in the Peak District National Park, Derbyshire, close to the counties of Cheshire and Staffordshire. It was situated in a naturally beautiful location and it provides drinking water for the town of Stockport and its surrounding areas, and it holds 4,215 million liters.
The Pavilion Gardens
10.37km from Lud's Church
The Pavilion Gardens is a beautiful, historic venue Set within twenty-three acres of magnificent, landscaped gardens and play areas, dating back to 1871 which superbly shows off the Victorian splendor of Buxton. The unique personality and characteristics of this Grade II listed building also provides the ideal backdrop for private bookings and Pavilion Gardens offers comprehensive and bespoke packages for weddings and special occasions, conferences and meetings, festivals and events.
Buxton Museum & Art Gallery
10.51km from Lud's Church
Buxton Museum and Art Gallery focuses its collection on history, geology and archaeology primarily from the Peak District and Derbyshire. With over 1,200 objects on display, covering 360 million years of history. Geology: explore a time when sharks swam across the Peak District and when giant dragonflies rule the sky! Ice Age Animals.
National Trust - Biddulph Grange Garden
11.44km from Lud's Church
The National Trust's Biddulph Grange Garden is a landscaped Victorian garden, located near Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire.These gardens let you follow paths, steps, and tunnels on a global journey from an Egyptian Court to a Chinese landscape based on the Willow pattern, and a Himalayan glen. This Grade I listed garden is one of the most exciting survivals of the great age of Victorian gardening.
Upper Goyt Valley
12.39km from Lud's Church
A beautiful valley located in the southern section of the valley of the River Goyt in North West England. Stunning views across the Errwood Reservoir, picturesque natural scenery, and endless rolling hills make Goyt Valley the perfect location for an adventurous day out in the Peak District. One of the good trekking destinations and also you can spend some good time in the middle of nature.
12.5km from Lud's Church
The Macclesfield Canal passes through mostly green and rural surroundings, with Victorian mills and warehouses along the way adding a distinctive character. It passes through beautiful countryside and touches on several towns – Bollington, Macclesfield, and Congleton. The route of the canal was surveyed by Thomas Telford and construction was engineered by William Crosley. The completed canal was opened on 9th November 1831 at a cost of £320,000.
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Macclesfield, Buxton SK17 0SU, UK
A majestic and historically important church which has been a hotbed of British legend for hundreds of years, having said to have been visited by such major figures as Robin Hood and Sir Gawain. Lud's Church is an immense natural cleft in the rock on the hillside above Gradbach, in a forest area known as the Black Forest. The feature has been formed by a landslip that has detached a large section of rock from the hillside.