Dove Valley Centre

“An eco-friendly farm setting, perfect for fans of nature” - VisitEngland Assessor

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Sheen, Staffordshire

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The Dove Valley Centre comes with some impressive green credentials. Materials used on the farm and in the accommodation are all eco-friendly; the heating is geothermal, firewood is from managed woodland, and ecological land management has greatly benefited local flora and fauna. Also on-site is a studio that can be hired for workshops or events.

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4 Star Self-Catering
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Recommended for walkers
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Recommended for cyclists

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Dove Valley Centre
Dove Valley Centre, Under Whitle, Sheen, BUXTON, Derbyshire, SK17 0PR
Phone : 01298 83282

About the area

Discover Staffordshire

It was Staffordshire that bore the brunt of the largest non-nuclear explosion of World War II, when a munitions dump at RAF Fauld went up in 1944. It was also the county’s regiment that once boasted within its ranks the most decorated NCO of World War I, in the person of William Coltman (1891-1974). Going back a little further, George Handel penned his world-famous masterpiece The Messiah on Staffordshire soil. During another chapter of Staffordshire history, the county was home to the first canals and the first factory in Britain, and it had front-row seats for the drama surrounding one of the most notorious murder trials of the 19th century, that of Doctor William Palmer.

In outline, Staffordshire looks not unlike the profile of a man giving Leicestershire a big kiss. The man’s forehead is arguably the best region for hillwalking, as it comprises a significant chunk of the Peak District. This area is characterised by lofty moors, deep dales and tremendous views of both. Further south are the six sprawling towns that make up Stoke-on-Trent, which historically have had such an impact on Staffordshire’s fortunes, not to mention its culture and countryside. This is pottery country, formerly at the forefront of the Industrial Revolution and the driving force behind a network of canals that still criss-cross the county.

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