Staffordshire Moorlands

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Staffordshire Moorlands District
Staffordshire Moorlands
Shown within Staffordshire
Geography
Status:District
Region:West Midlands
Admin. County:Staffordshire
Area:
- Total
Ranked 86th
575.85 km²
Admin. HQ:Leek
ONS code:41UH
Demographics
Population:
- Total (2003 est.)
- Density
Ranked 234th
94,536
164 / km²
Ethnicity:99.2% White
Politics
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Arms of Staffordshire Moorlands District Council


Staffordshire Moorlands District Council
http://www.staffsmoorlands.gov.uk/
Leadership:Leader & Cabinet
Executive:Residents + Liberal Democrats + Independent
MPs:Charlotte Atkins, William Cash, Joan Walley

Staffordshire Moorlands is a local government district in Staffordshire, England. Its council, Staffordshire Moorlands District Council, is based in Leek and is located between the city of Stoke-on-Trent and the Peak District National Park.

Principal industries are agriculture and tourism. The area's three towns are Leek, Cheadle, and Biddulph. Visitor attractions include the National Trust property Biddulph Grange, the theme-park Alton Towers, and the annual Leek Arts Festival (http://www.leekartsfestival.org/). There are also a variety of outdoor persuits such as rock climbing (The Roaches), sailing (Rudyard Lake) and cycling (Waterhouses).

The Terrain is, as is suggested by the regional name, mostly moorland with fantastic forests and lakes stretching out across the vast plains. In the Roaches (a local series of small mountains) Wallabies roam free and the area was once home to Doug "Lord of the Roaches" Miller, who currently dedicates much of his time to writing diatribal tirades into Leekension newspapers.



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