STAY AT HOME NORTH STAFFORDSHIRE
National Geographic Traveller (UK)|October 2021
Between the pillars of its industrial past, Staffordshire’s rural north offers scenic lakes and epic hikes
CAROLINE BUTTERWICK

Why go

The location for Channel 4’s The Great Pottery Throw Down, Staffordshire offers an abundance of museums and tours that explore the ceramic heritage of the county’s northern swathe — there are 47 distinctive-shaped bottle kilns in the city of Stoke-on-Trent alone. Veer from the potteries, however, and the county’s rural side reveals itself: discover sprawling country estates, epic hiking trails and winding canal towpaths, which lead walkers through the perfect mix of city and country. enjoystaffordshire.com

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