Cheddleton Flint Mill - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
Cheadle Rd, Cheddleton, Leek ST13 7HL, UK
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About Cheddleton Flint Mill
Cheddleton Flint Mill is a fine example of a water mill that ground flint for the pottery industry. The site features two water mills, a small museum, a period cottage, the canal and many other exhibits. The site is open to the public. There are actually two mills: one was purpose-built to grind flint for use in the pottery industry, and the other was converted to the same purpose from use as a corn-mill. The mill complex includes a miller's cottage, two flint kilns, a drying kiln and outbuil
Attractions Near Cheddleton Flint Mill
Coombes Valley in Staffordshire is a wonderful free place to go for nature rambles. See wildflowers including bluebells and migrant birds in spring. Spot basking lizards and colourful butterflies through summer and into autumn when the leaves turn colour. There are trails, regular children’s events and activities. It is also home to the nationally scarce argent and sable moth, a priority species in the UK's Biodiversity Action Plan.
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
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.
The Churnet Valley Railway is a preserved standard gauge heritage railway to the east of Stoke-on-Trent in Staffordshire, England, that operates along a part of the former North Staffordshire Railway's Churnet Valley Line. Regular services travel between the two main stations at Cheddleton and Kingsley and Froghall . There is an intermediate station at Consall. Some trains also head beyond Cheddleton to Leek Brook Junction and on to Ipstones, but Ipstones station is not in use.
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.
Knypersley Reservoir is a canal feeder reservoir near Biddulph in Staffordshire. It is located south-east of Biddulph and named after the local Knypersley area. The reservoir was built in 1827 to supply water to the Caldon Canal, along with two others at Stanley Pool and Rudyard Lake. There are actually two adjacent lakes at the site, the upper one being the Serpentine Pool which feeds the lower Knypersley Pool or reservoir.
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Staffordshire is a landlocked county in the West Midlands of England. It borders Cheshire to the north west, Derbyshire and Leicestershire to the east, Warwickshire to the southeast, the West Midlands County and Worcestershire to the south, and Shropshire to the west.