Hiking the Peak District has to be one of my favourite things to do. But hidden up here is an absolute gem where you might find yourself taking a giant pig for a walk or petting a giant Flemish rabbit in the same day. Peak Wildlife has had a complete overhaul in recent times making it even better than ever.
Perfectly placed among the Peak District National Park’s dramatic craggy heights is the Roaches. Home to the famous Winking Man formation and a former wallaby herd. This spot possess not only movie-worthy scenes, but also something that all great walks should have.
With its distinctive cultural heritage as the home of pottery, the Potteries offer an abundance of places to take tea using authentic locally-made pottery. Inspired by my weekend of pottery-based past-times I’ve rounded up my favourite places to take tea in Staffordshire.
From throwing pots, to theme parks, there are tons of things to do in and around Stoke on Trent. So, if you’re looking for something to do in the area, check out some of my favourite out-of-the-box things to do in the Potteries in helpful infographic form.
By some chance or moracle it just so happened that this week my mother and I had the same week day holiday. By that same chance however, it also happened to be the same day we were experiencing some of the worst rain OF THE YEAR. Safe to say our plans of walkies went straight out of the window so we decided to do something that every potter should do at least once in their lives. We headed to the Wedgewood factory to throw down some clay and make our very own pot.
Looking for a multi-generational afternoon out is a difficult affair in these parts so when the Rabbit Hole Tea Room was recommended to me, I jumped at the chance to sip tea and gorge on cakes in the quirkiest of surroundings. Just a short walk from the train station, this place blew us away with mouth-wateringly delicious food and a host who couldn’t be more welcoming.
A drizzly day in Stoke-on-Trent called for an afternoon escape to one of its hidden wonders, a stop off at the Unconventional Menagerie was just the ticket to combat the mammoth downpour going on outside.
Driving through Leek to get to many of our weekend Peak District walks we have frequently had the discussion that we ‘really should have a walk around Leek one of these days’ so what better opportunity than a stop off on our way up north?