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How to get here

By bicycle (Sustrans cycle route)

National Cycle Network - traffic-free route: nearest access near Biddulph, about 12.5 miles (20.5 km) away.

By train

The nearest railway station, Stoke on Trent, is 12 miles (19 km) away and has a taxi rank

By bus

Bus no. 108 from Leek to Ashbourne. The bus stop is 1.2 miles (2 km) from reserve entrance. Walk in Ashbourne direction and take first right turn (crossing the disused railway line). Follow this lane until you see the reserve entrance on the left.

By road

The reserve lies off the A523 road to Ashbourne, three miles (4.8 km) east of Leek. Leave Leek on the Ashbourne road. After passing Bradnop, turn up the minor road (and across a railway line) to Apesford (signposted to RSPB Coombes Valley) - the reserve is on the left after a mile (1.6 km).

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Where is it?

  • Lat/lng: 53.07781,-1.98803
  • Grid reference: SK009534
  • Nearest town: Leek, Staffordshire
  • County: Staffordshire
  • Country: England

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