Wood Anemone The Churnet Valley - Links and Credits
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The links and references below all relate to some aspect of the valley, ranging from an in-depth account of the Cheadle Coal Field to pub opening times and terrible poetry. This site contains precious little by way of original research and I think, having spent almost no time pouring over original sources, that it's important to acknowledge the people who have. All the photos on the site are mine but the supporting text includes information gleaned from all over the place.




The Boat Inn The Boat Inn, Cheddleton
The Boat is another favourite for both food and beer. As the name suggests, it overlooks the canal at Basford Bridge, but it's also handy for the Churnet Valley Railway at Cheddleton Station.

The Railway Inn The Railway Inn, Froghall
The Railway reopened in late May 2011, advertising food and B&B accommodation via a new website, which has since disappeared. I visited in July for a couple of well-kept pints of Bombardier. They also had Old Speckled Hen on.

The Fox and Goose The Fox and Goose, Foxt
Foxt sits high up on the valley side, above Froghall. The pub is small and friendly and the beer garden has fine views across the fields to Ipstones and beyond. There was good pint of Ruddles County to be had, when I visited. Food is served in a separate dining area.

Local Sites

The Valley in Poetry

The Railway

Camping & Cycle Hire


is a link site with masses of stuff on it, including links to sister site, boatsandcanals.co.uk, which hosts forums on anything and everything boat-and-canal-related.

General Interest

Maps, Images and History

Books, Booklets and Other Paper-Based Sources

Other Sources

Information points have been erected at sites around the village of Oakamoor, at Froghall Wharf and elsewhere in the valley. These are excellent resources, featuring old photographs of the sites in their industrial heyday with informative supporting text.