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Kidsgrove Area Guide

Living in Kidsgrove

Kidsgrove is a town with a strong community feel - thanks in no small part to its original roots as a pit town. Officially in the borough of Newcastle-under-Lyme, Kidsgrove enjoys superb commuter links but nestles in some of the county’s most stunning countryside.

Residents therefore enjoy the best of both worlds - with rural canal path walks alongside direct rail and road links to major employment hubs.

A wide range of local and independent shops, pubs, restaurants and schools also makes Kidsgrove attractive to first-time buyers, downsizers and investors alike.

History at its Heart

From pottery to pit and from factory to farmstead, Kidsgrove has come a long way. It is said that Kidsgrove’s name derives from the valley that goat herders used to shelter in when taking their animals to market - long before the town formed. And the residents’ respect for the town’s deep-rooted history remains.

Kidsgrove Villages and Schools

Clustered around Kidsgrove is a selection of smaller hamlets and suburbs, all of which offer a wonderfully unique village feel of their very own. If you are looking for friendly neighbours and tight-knit family communities then Kidsgrove is a fine choice of place to call home. Nurseries, primary schools and secondary schools are all available, including St Thomas’, The King’s, Dove Bank and St John The Evangelist primaries, as well as the continually improving University Academy Secondary School and Sixth Form.

Community facilities

The Kidsgrove area is alive with community activities and residents are spoilt for choice with the variety on offer. Pensioners’ groups, parent and child mornings, Rotary clubs, Scouts and Brownies, keep fit classes, a football club, a library, Clough Hall Sports Centre, a swimming pool and even a Ski Slope are to be found here. Good bus routes and local taxi services offer convenient access to the town centre and there is plentiful car parking. There is a vast selection of local independent shops (butchers, bakers, florists, and even an oatcake shop) and on the outskirts of Kidsgrove the destination shopping centre, Freeport Talke.

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Countryside at the door

For the most stunning views across Staffordshire, look no further than Kidsgrove’s very own Mow Cop - the home of Mow Cop Castle (built as a summer house in 1754 by the local Lord of the Manor). Alternatively try a heritage walk along the Trent & Mersey and Macclesfield Canal towpath, with rural fields, tunnels, aqueducts and locks along the way. Meanwhile Bathpool Park provides over 178 acres of woodland walks, cycle routes and bridle paths around a main lake and several ponds

Sports and leisure in and around Kidsgrove

For those interested in the more active side of life there are the Kidsgrove Sports Centre, the Linley & Kidsgrove Rugby Club, Kidsgrove Athletic FC and the Kidsgrove Ski Slope all within a mile of the town centre. For the more relaxed resident, great food is laid on at the Arena Restaurant, The Plough Inn and The Rifleman Inn, amongst others.

First Rate Schools

Clustered around Kidsgrove is a selection of smaller hamlets and suburbs, all of which offer a wonderfully unique village feel of their very own. If you are looking for friendly neighbours and tight-knit family communities then Kidsgrove is a fine choice of place to call home. Nurseries, primary schools and secondary schools are all available, including St Thomas’, The King’s, Dove Bank and St John The Evangelist primaries, as well as the continually improving University Academy Secondary School and Sixth Form.

Tranquil Spaces 

Residents of Kidsgrove can enjoy the peacefulness of nearby parks and green spaces; with everything being so close together in this town, nowhere is too far to travel or walk to. The Mere is a serene lake in a quiet setting, while the Grade 2 Listed Mow Cop Castle is a spectacular ruined folly dating back to 1754.

Commuting made easy

Commuting from Kidsgrove and its village style suburbs could not be easier with the A34, A500 and M6 Motorway easily reachable - meaning Manchester, Liverpool and Birmingham are all under an hour’s travel away.  Kidsgrove railway station provides hourly services to Stoke-on-Trent, Manchester Piccadilly, Derby, Crewe and London Euston. 

Kidsgrove Properties 

An excellent variety of property is available - traditional Victorian terraced homes ideal for first-time buyers and investors; attractive former miners’ estate houses with 3 or more bedrooms, plus well designed modern and period family homes. Clough Hall and Whitehill are both popular, as is the area around Chatterley Drive and Bath Pool. Talke and Talke Pits offer bungalow properties and ex-local authority semi-detached houses. Newchapel, Packmoor, Harriseahead and Mow Cop are semi-rural locations with some breath-taking views. 

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