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Coombes Valley RSPB reserve - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

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About Coombes Valley RSPB reserve

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.


Attractions Near Coombes Valley RSPB reserve

Cheddleton Flint Mill
Cheddleton Flint Mill3.67km from Coombes Valley RSPB reserve

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

Peak Wildlife Park
Peak Wildlife Park4.55km from Coombes Valley RSPB reserve

A beautiful willife park Set on the edge of the Staffordshire Peak District which offers a truly unique and immersive animal experience. It has over 200 species of bird and around 40 mammals and reptiles. It had large collection of cranes, pelicans, and waterfowl.

Churnet Valley Railway (1992) plc
Churnet Valley Railway (1992) plc6.02km from Coombes Valley RSPB reserve

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.

Tittesworth Reservoir
Tittesworth Reservoir6.81km from Coombes Valley RSPB reserve

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.

Rudyard Lake Steam Railway
Rudyard Lake Steam Railway7.2km from Coombes Valley RSPB reserve

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 Manifold Way
The Manifold Way8.62km from Coombes Valley RSPB reserve

The Manifold Way is a multi-user route along the Manifold Valley following the former Leek and Manifold Light Railway through the attractive Staffordshire Moorlands. This trail is an easy route being on a tarmacadam track and minor roads between Waterhouses and Hulme End. The route has been open since the 1930s when the railway closed, and is probably the earliest case of a disused railway line being converted to a walkers' and cyclists' route.

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Staffordshire
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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.

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