Apedale Community Country Park
Coordinates: Apedale Community Country Park is a 454 [154ha] acre country park in the borough of Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, England. The park is unusual for the area as it was previously as an opencast mine.
The park is considered by administration as a form of compensation to the residents of the area for the large amount of development that has taken place over recent years. The shallow mine at Holditch was redeveloped into a business park and industrial estate, which led to significant capital gains for Staffordshire County Council. The amelioration of the park was part paid for out of these receipts.
Within the park is the Apedale Heritage Centre. The adjoining Moseley Railway Trust is currently running the first phase of the 2 ft (610 mm) narrow gauge Apedale Valley Light Railway extending further into the parkland. There are a series of tracks, waymarked routes and self-guided trails.