Quarry Walk Park, Freehay, Staffordshire | Our Woodland Break Review

Written by Shayle

We recently stayed in a Cabin at Quarry Walk Park in Staffordshire for a few days to reset after Christmas and celebrate New Year. Long walks, waking up in the stunning woodland and toasting marshmallows! We loved every second…here’s our full review of Quarry Walk Park.

For New Year we headed to the Staffordshire countryside. Tucked into 46 acres of tranquil woodland is Quarry Walk Park, it’s a total haven for wildlife and visitors alike. We chose to stay in one of their Bluebell camping pods and we absolutely loved it!

Quarry Walk Park, Staffordshire Review

If you fancy a break from everyday life and want to disconnect from technology, or you want to spend a romantic night with your loved one Quarry Walk Park is a brilliant place to do just that.

Glamping Pods at Quarry Walk Park

Quarry Walk Park has a large selection of luxurious glamping pods for those who want to enjoy a glamorous camping experience. We love to go camping during the Summer months and we find glamping so much fun during the Winter, that way we can still explore and enjoy nature. By booking a glamping pod, you can avoid the hassle of carrying your own tent, bed, and everything you need for comfortable camping. We get a little stir crazy spending a lot of time indoors, so find glamping pods a wonderful way to connect with nature.

Quarry Walk Park Review

When we arrived at our Glamping Pod we were really impressed with the size of it and how clean, modern and warm it was! We felt instantly content and excited to spend some time outdoors. The fully furnished pods are complete with beds, bathrooms, a shower, kitchenette and other things that will make your stay very comfortable no matter the time of the year. They don’t provide towels so ensure to bring your own! For children, onsite they have lovely woodland trails and play areas available.

Every pod can accommodate up to 4 people at a time and has a picnic area and a decking bench where we enjoyed eating, chatting, playing games, watching and listening to the sound of nature at night. We heard a few owls which were just lovely.

Quarry Walk Park Review, Bluebell Glamping Pods

In between pods are communal fire pits, the areas are beautiful and the fire pits themselves are absolutely huge! For an extra charge, they supply you with wood, kindling and marshmallows to toast or you can take your own. The fact they are communal is a nice touch as it means you can get to know other families visiting too.

If you’re visiting during warmer months they have a dedicated camping area with shower and toilet facilities for couples and families to set up their tents.

Lodges and Cabins at Quarry Walk Park

They don’t just have glamping pods at Quarry Walk Park, they also have a large selection of lodges and cabins with multiple bedrooms and amenities. These are perfect for large families or groups. The traditional log cabins and timber clad lodges boast an exquisite setting for doing as much or as little as you please. Unwind in the dreamy luxury of a hot tub, or wander around the surrounding area.

Quarry Walk Park Lodge with Hot Tub

These self-catering accommodations are perfect for those visiting Alton Towers Resort, who want to make their trip into a little break. Or those visiting the Peak District, these log cabins and lodges are the ideal base.

Things to do near Quarry Walk Park

Staffordshire is famous for its Potteries and merges together industrial heritage with a stunning landscape. The moorlands are beautiful and Cannock Chase hosts fabulous walking and cycling, while the Caldon Canal presents an ideal venue for relaxed boating. Thrill-seekers won’t be disappointed either as Alton Towers is just 4 miles away!

1. Visit Alton Towers

Alton Towers is close to Quarry Walk Park, Freehay

Just 4 miles away is Alton Towers, a theme park resort located in Staffordshire, England, near the village of Alton. The resort, which is operated by Merlin Entertainments Group, incorporates a water park and hotel complex. It’s a great day out for families, friends and thrill-seekers.

2. Cycle Cannock Chase

Cannock Chase is a popular attraction near Quarry Walk Park

Cannock Chase is a great place to visit at any age. With a children’s play area, Go Ape, orienteering trails and even a dog activity trail, there will be something to do. You can hire a bike from their cycle centre, bring a picnic or lunch to the café. Rain or shine, you will all go home having had a fantastic forest adventure.

3. Explore the Peak District

The Peak District is just a short drive from Quarry Walk Park

The Peak District National Park offers breath-taking views and fantastic opportunities for pastimes such as cycling, walking and wildlife watching. Quarry Walk Park is a fantastic base for those wanting to explore the Peak District.

4. Visit the Ramblers Retreat


The Ramblers Retreat is an award-winning country tearoom in Dimmingsdale. This is part of the beautiful Churnet Valley in Staffordshire. The menu is homemade using fantastic quality ingredients, many of which are sourced from local suppliers in the Staffordshire Moorlands. As well as delicious meals here you can also enjoy the beauty and tranquillity of this spectacular valley by following one of the established woodland walks.

Have you stayed at Quarry Walk Park? Let us know what you thought in the comments.

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