There’s a common perception that the Peak District falls only within the confines of Derbyshire.
This isn’t true.
The Staffordshire Moorlands are also part of the Peak District National Park and bizarrely enough, are in Staffordshire.
If you’re after rugged natural beauty with heather clad, windswept moors and where there’s little chance of bumping into other walkers, the Moorlands are for you.
The village of Warslow, where you’ll find the Barn, is right on the edge of the Moorlands.
As you drive up out of the village over the cattle grid, the heather starts and the scraggy, iron rich rocks begin to jut from the landscape on either side.
The terrain here is pretty unique and you’re likely to see hen harriers, kestrels, grouse, curlew and wild deer if you spend much time walking on the moors.
The contrast with the more cliched Peak District of Taddington, Ashford in The Water and Tideswell couldn’t be more stark.
Book a stay at the Barn and see for yourself!