is a large village located on the hill which bears the same name. It is in Biddulph
Biddulph is a town in Staffordshire, England, north of Stoke-on-Trent and south east of Congleton, Cheshire.-Origin of the name:Biddulph's name may come from Anglo-Saxon bī dylfe = "beside the pit or quarry"...
parish and is a part of the Staffordshire Moorlands
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. The 2001 census recorded the population as...
district in England
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. It is very similar to Mow Cop
Mow Cop is an isolated village which straddles the Cheshire–Staffordshire border, and is thus divided between the North West and West Midlands regions of England...
which is located on the other side of the valley of Biddulph. It is semi-rural and is the source of the River Trent.
Legend has it, that the people of Biddulph Moor are descended from Saracen
Saracen was a term used by the ancient Romans to refer to a people who lived in desert areas in and around the Roman province of Arabia, and who were distinguished from Arabs. In Europe during the Middle Ages the term was expanded to include Arabs, and then all who professed the religion of Islam...
warriors captured during the Crusades. Whether there is any truth to this appears doubtful.
The highest point is over 300 metres above sea level and it enjoys views over Staffordshire
Staffordshire is a landlocked county in the West Midlands region of England. For Eurostat purposes, the county is a NUTS 3 region and is one of four counties or unitary districts that comprise the "Shropshire and Staffordshire" NUTS 2 region. Part of the National Forest lies within its borders...
Cheshire is a ceremonial county in North West England. Cheshire's county town is the city of Chester, although its largest town is Warrington. Other major towns include Widnes, Congleton, Crewe, Ellesmere Port, Runcorn, Macclesfield, Winsford, Northwich, and Wilmslow...
plains and on a clear day the Welsh mountains are visible.
The nearest train station is Congleton which is 4 miles away. The nearest city is Stoke on Trent which is approximately 10 miles away.
The source of the river Trent is a short walk down a public footpath that can be picked up at the end of Trentley Drive.
The village has three churches, a first school, a post office, two local shops, a pharmacy and two pubs. Each Friday a mobile 'chippy van' used to serve fish and chips from about 4:30-6pm outside the local shops. This has been replaced by a fish and chip shop. The Rose and Crown often has live music with a number of Irish bands performing on a regular basis.
Next to the local village hall there is a park where many different events such as fund-raising events are held. One of the more significant and popular of these is 'Rock on The Rocks', an outdoor music event held each summer.
Just out of the village to the south is an unusual and attractive rocky outcrop, 'Rock End', with views to the southwest.