Much of Cheddleton straddles the A520 immediately to the south of the river Churnet and the Caldon Canal, but the true heart of this quaint old village lies away from the main road, around the 12th century parish church of St Edward.
Across the road from the entrance to the church is the pound - a plaque in the stone wall tells you this was part of the village green during the Middle Ages and was used for the impounding of stray animals. The historic Flint Mill which dates from the second half of the 18th century has been fully restored in recent years. The Churnet Valley Railway has an old Victorian country station, complete with signal box and mainline locomotives in the village. There are numerous self-guided walks available for you to fully appreciate the beauty of this area including 'Styles in Stone' and the Cheddleton Footpath Guide No. 1.
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By Road: from the centre of Leek take the A520 south, signposted to Stone and Longton. About 6km south of Leek the road descends into the steep-sided Churnet valley.
By Bus: The 106 Leek - Cellarhead - Stoke bus passes through Cheddleton and runs 5 times daily.
- Education/study area
- On-site light refreshments
- Picnic site
- Telephone (public)
- Children welcome
- Dogs accepted