Staffordshire

Potter’s Wheel

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Overview

From Trentham Estate head to Uttoxeter before arriving at Kingsley. Pass through Leek to enjoy the floral displays of Biddulph. Arrive in Stoke on Trent to enjoy the heritage of pottery at a range of museums.

Trentham

Enjoy the glorious award winning Trentham Estate - wander the gardens, walk around the lake designed by Capability Brown or get amongst the monkeys in the Trentham Monkey Forest. Visit Trentham Treetop Adventures and take on the 30 obstacles high up in the canopy.

Uttoxeter

The market town of Uttoxeter, set in the stunning Staffordshire countryside is home to the Uttoxeter Racecourse – pop in to have a flutter and enjoy the national hunt racing. From Uttoxeter take a detour to Sudbury Hall & Museum or ride the rollercoasters at Alton Towers.

Kingsley

Visit the walking trails of the Consall Nature Park in the River Churnet valley – where you can also find The Churnet Valley Railway. If birds are your thing, book a visit and spend some time at the Kingsley Bird & Falconry Centre. Close by is the Staffordshire Regimental Museum.

Leek

The market town of Leek is set on the banks of the River Churnet on the edge of the Peak District National Park. Call at Brindley Mill to see the mid 18th century working corn mill and visit the 90ft high Nicholson War Memorial with its clock face – known as Sir Arthur’s Wristwatch.

Biddulph

Enjoy the “Garden town of Staffordshire”. The old mining town of Biddulph is a mosaic of colour and you can visit the National Trust’s Biddulph Grange Garden and Greenway Bank. Alternatively, use the town as a base to explore the surrounding moorland and beautiful countryside.

Stoke-on-Trent

The city is the heart of the pottery industry where you can visit The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery, the Gladstone Pottery Museum and Etruria Industrial Museum with its beam engine. Don’t miss the famous World of Wedgwood.

Overview

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Trentham

2
16.8 miles

Uttoxeter

3
14.1 miles

Kingsley

4
9.4 miles

Leek

5
10.3 miles

Biddulph

6
10.5 miles

Stoke-on-Trent

What to see and do…

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Peak Glamping Hideaway

Peak Glamping Hideaway, Hollinsclough, Buxton, SK17 0SL

The Daisy Shepherds Hut

Lordspiece Farm, Stanton, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, SE6 2DD

Hazel Barrow Farm

Upper Hulme, Leek, Staffordshire, ST13 8UQ

Lower Drayton Farm

Lower Drayton Lane, Penkridge, Stafford, Staffordshire, ST19 5RE Telephone: 01785 330757

Cool Cabin

Water's Edge, Reacliffe Road, Rudyard, Staffordshire, ST13 8RS

Break Free Escape Room Stoke

98-104 High Street, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST5 1QQ

Cosy Nook at the Old Beerhouse

The Old Beerhouse, 112 Woodhouses Road, Woodhouse, Staffordshire, WS7 9EJ

Drayton Manor

Fazeley, Mile Oak, Tamworth, Staffordshire, B78 3TW

Alton Towers

Alton Towers Resort, Farley Ln, Alton, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST10 4DB

About the Potter’s Wheel Trail

Distance: 61 miles
Cities / Towns: 6
Number Of Businesses: 9

At the sprawling Trentham Estate you can explore a wealth of gardens and the heights of the Trentham Monkey Forest before heading to the races at Uttoxeter. Head to Kingsley in the Churnet Valley before arriving in the market town of Leek on the edge of the Peak District National Park. Pass through the blooms of Biddulph – the Garden of Staffordshire – before arriving at Stoke on Trent to take in the collection of pottery museums including the World of Wedgwood.

Trentham

Explore the fabulous Trentham Estate with its Italian Garden, Upper Flower Garden, range of show gardens including the Sensory Garden, Potager Garden and Secret Garden and the ruins of Trentham Hall.

The Potteries

Stoke on Trent has a range of museums where you can visit a range of museums dedicated to the pottery industry, where you can undertake tours. The nearby towns of Tunstall, Burslem, Hanley, Fenton and Longton make up the 6 towns that formed the Potteries.

Bloomin’ Biddulph

Biddulph is famous for its floral displays – an award winning, colourful display known as the “Garden of Staffordshire”.

Also Nearby

Peak Glamping Hideaway

Peak Glamping Hideaway, Hollinsclough, Buxton, SK17 0SL

The Daisy Shepherds Hut

Lordspiece Farm, Stanton, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, SE6 2DD

Hazel Barrow Farm

Upper Hulme, Leek, Staffordshire, ST13 8UQ

Lower Drayton Farm

Lower Drayton Lane, Penkridge, Stafford, Staffordshire, ST19 5RE Telephone: 01785 330757

Cool Cabin

Water's Edge, Reacliffe Road, Rudyard, Staffordshire, ST13 8RS

Break Free Escape Room Stoke

98-104 High Street, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST5 1QQ

Cosy Nook at the Old Beerhouse

The Old Beerhouse, 112 Woodhouses Road, Woodhouse, Staffordshire, WS7 9EJ

Drayton Manor

Fazeley, Mile Oak, Tamworth, Staffordshire, B78 3TW