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Dimmingsdale, Alton

#18 of 66 in Parks in Staffordshire
Park · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Dimmingsdale is truly one of Staffordshire’s hidden gems.

This enchanting and beautiful valley is a haven for walkers, nature lovers and those seeking tranquillity and spectacular scenery.

Forming part of the Churnet Valley in the Staffordshire Moorlands it is located between Alton and Oakamoor and is managed by Forestry England and Staffordshire County Council.

Lakes, streams and rivers combine with a mixture of broadleaf trees and spectacular Scots Pines and huge sandstone rocky outcrops to create spectacular scenery and an amazing haven for wildlife, which is beautiful at anytime of the year.

Its beauty and tranquillity has been recognised by regional and national media – The Sunday Times stated Dimmingsdale was one of the most beautiful places to walk in winter, Midlands’s television stated it as one of the best places to view Autumnal colours and it regularly features in regional press as one of Staffordshire’s hidden gems. Affectionately known as “Little Switzerland” and “Fairy Glen” it was also described by a priest as”the closest place to heaven”!
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  • Lovely place to visit with ample routes to walk. Recommended you print off a map and take it with you as there are not many signs telling you where to go so easy to get abit lost. two car parks which....  more »
  • We have been coming to Dimmings dale for over 30 years and we never cease to be amazed by how beautiful it is. Of course there are lots of walks but probably the best thing about the walks around...  more »

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