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Countryside overview

Staffordshire is a beautiful rural county of scenic contrast, stretching from the Gritstone Hills on the edge of the Peak District National Park, to the flood plains of the river Trent, to the edge of the West Midlands conurbation. The area includes the Cannock Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the National Forest, together with the Forest of Mercia, a community forest.

''We aim to provide members of the public with the chance to sample the variety of Staffordshire countryside via an estate of approximately 6000 acres of country parks, open spaces and greenways, together with a public rights of way network of approximately 2500 miles.

A series of country trails and promoted routes are available to encourage use of the path network. A series of circular walks centred on the Staffordshire Way. This series of walks were produced with the assistance of the Ramblers Association.

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Latest environment news
Regional recognition for Air Aware primary school

Regional recognition for Air Aware primary school

A Staffordshire primary school has won regional recognition for its work promoting active and sustainable travel and combatting air pollution outside their school.
Date:
05 December 2019
Farmers fined for animal welfare offences

Farmers fined for animal welfare offences

Two farmers from Meerbrook in Leek have pleaded guilty to a series of animal welfare offenses.
Date:
11 October 2019
Pupils target drivers in anti-idling campaign

Pupils target drivers in anti-idling campaign

Pupils from Heath Hayes Primary Academy in Cannock are urging drivers to switch off their engines outside school as part of a new campaign to reduce air pollution.
Date:
09 October 2019
Successful deer deterrent scheme expanded

Successful deer deterrent scheme expanded

A successful scheme designed to prevent accidents involving deer by keeping them away from the road is being expanded.
Date:
09 October 2019

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