Chettleton straddles the A520 immediately to the South of the River Churnet and the Calden canal but the heart of this very quaint old beautiful village is away from the main road around the 12th century parish church St Edward. Across the road from the entrance to the church is the pound, a plaque in the Stonewall tells us that this was part of the village green during the Middle Ages and was used for the impounding of stray animals.

The historic flint mill which dates from the second half of the 18th century, has been fully restored in recent years. There are numerous self-guided walks available to fully appreciate the beauty of the area and the Churnet Valley Railway has an old Victorian country station, complete with single box and mainline locomotives in the village.