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Dreaming of escaping to the great outdoors this summer for fresh air, peace and tranquility? With dramatic peaks, moors and crags to conquer, more miles of canal than any other shire county and acres of ancient forest, woodland and parks to explore by foot, horseback or bike, there are countless ways to discover the diverse Staffordshire landscape.

Set in the midst of Cannock Chase, with its own nature reserve designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest, Silver Trees Holiday Park offers the opportunity to get back to nature, as Fallow Deer roam free amongst the static caravans. With Private swim sessions in the heated indoor swimming pool, tennis court and woodland walks. Silver Trees is the perfect summer retreat and ideal base from which to explore Staffordshire.

Get your culture al fresco with a visit to the historic estate of Shugborough near Stafford and enjoy outdoor concerts, family activities and walks around the Grade One listed gardens and parkland.

The Peak District, Britain’s first National Park, lies to the north east of the county and provides a spectacular setting for climbing, caving, walking and cycling. The Peak District enjoys an extensive public transport network, enabling you to have a full day out exploring the area without using the car.

With more than 700 miles of paths to explore, the gentle undulating landscape of the National Forest is perfect for outdoor pursuits. And through the creation of new habitats, it is an ideal location for bird and wildlife watching.

Cannock Chase Trekking Centre offers relaxed and friendly trekking through spectacular countryside. No previous horse riding experience is neccessary as the centre has an extensive selection of horses and ponies suitable for all ages and abilities.

For outdoor adventure with a difference visit Trentham’s Monkey Froest where you can walk amongst 140 Barbary macaques roaming free in 60 acres of beautiful English Forest. Why not make like the monkeys and have a go on Trentham’s Aerial Extreme! where you can swing, climb and slide from tree to tree up to 40ft above the ground.

From discovery centres to stately homes, woodland crafts to wildlife watching, cycling to skiing, Staffordshire has something for everyone.

Mark Kerrigan, Chair of Destination Staffordshire said:

“Situated less than an hour from Birmingham and Manchester and just two hours from London by train, Staffordshire has a strong appeal for people who like to spend their leisure time outdoors. It is a county of contrasts, with landscapes ranging from the uplands of the Peak District National Park in the far north, to the heathland and woodlands of Cannock Chase and the rolling landscape of South Staffordshire.

“The county offers great value for money, with many 2 for 1 entry discounts available. It’s a destination that you really can‘t afford to miss.”

Visit www.enjoystaffordshire.com for everything you need for your days of outdoor discovery.

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Notes to Editors: For further information and images email enjoystaffordshire@sealcommunications.co.uk or call 01743 234 224.

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