A trip to the Staffordshire Moorlands

We’ve just had a lovely few days up the road in the Staffordshire Moorlands. We were lucky enough to have the brilliant Wallbrook House campsite to ourselves for 5 days – our little place in the country! -and we had some good weather too.  It’s a really lovely area for a holiday – and only about an hour’s drive for us.  And we got to visit Pronto – a wonderful Italian deli in the moorland town of Leek, and the legendary Longnor village takeaway for fish and chips.

tent and blue skies

All set up and looking great! Am I showing off our tent too much??? It is gorgeous isn’t it!

settling in

The boys didn’t take long to settle in – yes that is a Christmas book that Danny is reading…

moonrise and guy rope

Moon rise from our tent. With a very poorly positioned guy rope in foreground!

a misty morning with footprints

We woke up to a beautiful misty morning – another view from our tent.

down to the mud

We went on a walk to the Manifold valley – where there’s a disappearing river… This walk is about to get muddy!


We paddled at Wettonmill – great for removing mud from feet.

thor's cave

The dramatic Thor’s Cave above Manifold valley.

rowan tree

A very gnarled rowan tree with vibrant berries – at the campsite.

sheen hill

Sheen Hill – glowering down on us from the other side of the valley.

storm clouds

Worrying storm clouds behind the tent. Fortunately we avoided the worst of it… and it was nearly time to go home.

tom's office

Tommy chose new paper and tracing paper for his holiday treat – he really loves to draw…

a new bear

Danny was extremely pleased with his new fluffy bear (thank you Oxfam) and a new ball…

It was a short break, but very sweet, and definitely up there with our top camping trips. We’re already looking forward to next spring when we can get the tent out again (well… it hasn’t actually been put away yet, but you know what I mean!).

So now we’re back we need cheering up… so get your baking trays ready, I’ll be back tomorrow with biscuits..

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