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County - Staffordshire | Map
Tel code: 01538 | code search
Postcode: ST13 | code search
Population: 18800
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Leek History
Birthplace of:
Anna Watkins
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Folk Customs:
Abbots Bromley Horn Dance
The Barlaston Wassail

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Just So Festival
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RSPB Coombes Valley Nature Reserve
"We first arrived and the heavens opened so we delay our visit to the afternoon.the man we met in the information center was very welcoming and advised us on the ..." More

RSPB Coombes Valley Nature Reserve
"Well worth a visit.Vegetable soup was delicious... home made cakes and buns..Lovely environment. Will go again when in Leven,Scotland

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Moss Rose Inn
"What a lovely English pub very homely and inviting,the food was really good and fair priced too,We visited again the next evening as we was staying at a local caravan ..." More

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Lying close to the River Churnet the town of Leek in Staffordshire is a pretty little town on the edge of the Peak District. Economically it has throughout its history relied on farming and textiles, in the 18th century it principal manufacturing industries were connected with the silk trade and products from here included buttons, swing silk, ribbons and handkerchiefs. Leek is built on the slopes and top of a hill amidst some of the most picturesque moor and dale scenery and it is for this reason that it is known as “The Queen of the Moorlands”. Long linked with the textile industry there are interesting buildings and architecture that remain today as part of this towns heritage. It has enjoyed a long history as a market town and today it still holds regular markets in the town. Leek is one of those places that holds your interest, the town centre has a number of traditional shops and stores and if you can stand the steep walk you will be rewarded with the sight of some interesting features, a mix of architectural styles each providing a snapshot of the growth of this town through history. For those who are visiting Leek, it is an ideal location in which to base your trips into the surrounding countryside or if you prefer to enjoy the town and all it has to offer – but remember those streets can be quite steep!

Attraction

Blackbrook Zoological Park
Brindley Mill and James Brindley Museum
Cheddleton Flint Mill
Churnet Valley Railway
RSPB Coombes Valley Nature Reserve
Rudyard Lake Steam Railway
Tittesworth Visitor Centre

Camping

Heathy Roods Farm Caravan & Camp Site
White Lea Farm

Caravan Park

Blackshaw Moor Caravan Club Site
Glencote Caravan Park
Heathy Roods Farm Caravan & Camp Site
Leek Camping and Caravanning Club Site

Care Home

Pine Meadows Care Home

Church

St Edward the Confessor

Classes

Dance - Jeanette Corbishley Dance Studio

Cottage

Beech Cottage at White Chimnies Farm
Canal Cottage at Hollybush Cottages
Chacara
Cherry Cottage at White Chimnies Farm

Grange Park Cottage
Hollybush Cottage
Honeysuckle Cottage
Horton Lodge Boathouse
Ivy Cottage at White Chimnies Farm
Kipling Lodge
Manifold Cottage
Meadow Cottage
Moorland Cottages
Satinwood Barn
The Cottage at The Retreat
The Old Chapel

Council

Staffordshire Moorlands District Council

Estate Agent

Britannia Estate Agents
Bury & Hilton
Butters Charles & Sons
Daniel & Hulme
Whittaker & Biggs

Farmers Market

Leek Fine Food Market

Golf Club

Leek

Westwood Golf Club

Holiday Park

Rudyard Lake Lodges

Inn

Green Man

Market

Leek Butter Market
Leek Craft/Antique Market
Leek Fine Food Market
Leek Market
Leek Moorlands Country Market

Pub and Bar

Abbey Inn
Earl Grey Inn
Moss Rose Inn
Park Inn
Prince Of Wales
Qarma Tandoori
Red Lion Inn
The Black Swan
The Mermaid Inn & Restaurant
Three Horseshoes Inn
Travellers Rest
White Lion

Wilkes Head

Restaurant

Abbey Inn
Moss Rose Inn
Number 64
Qarma Tandoori
Red Lion Inn
The Mermaid Inn & Restaurant
Three Horseshoes Inn

Self-Catering

Beech Cottage at White Chimnies Farm
Belmont Lakeside
Canal Cottage at Hollybush Cottages
Castle Moat House
Cherry Cottage at White Chimnies Farm
Holly Oak Barn
Horton Lodge Boathouse
Meadow Cottage
Moorland Cottages
Rudyard Lake Lodges
The Cottage at The Retreat
The Old Chapel

Taxi

A 2 B
Country Wheels
Lennies Private Hire
Malkins Taxis
Renshaws Taxis
Taxico
Telecars

Sports Clubs

Abbey View TC (Tennis)
Ball Haye Green (Amateur Football)
Leek (Men's Hockey)
Leek (Women's Hockey)
Leek C.S.0.B. (Amateur Football)
Leek CC (Cricket)
Leek Town (Amateur Football)
Staffordshire Moorlands AC (Athletics)

Shops

Picture Book
PeakOak
Possibilities
Englands Gallery
Caldon Gallery

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The Gallery
Fruits of the Earth
Superdrug
Edinburgh Woollen Mill
Specsavers
Hallmark Cards
Bridge End Garden Centre

Antiques

Southbank Antiques
Roberts & Mudd Antiques
Prestine Antiques & Reproductions Ltd
Period Features
Haynes Roger
Compton Mill Antique Emporium
Chapman Sylvia
Anvil Antiques Ltd

Activities

Peak District Flight Training (Hang Gliding)(Airsports)
Derwent Pursuits(Archery)
Eldon Pothole Club(Caving)
Leek CC(Cycling)
Bungee Extreme Club(Extreme Sports)

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Tittesworth Visitor Centre(Walking)

Places to Stay near Leek

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Green Man (0.29 miles)

Green Man

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The Green Man Guesthouse is a 3 star Bed and Breakfast with 8 en-suite rooms - situated in Leek in the Staffordshire Moorlands. Located at the centre of Leek, ideal ... More

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The Cottage at The Retreat (0.30 miles)

The Cottage at The Retreat

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Situated in the market town of Leek in Staffordshire, The Cottage at The Retreat is a perfect stop for visitors to The Peak District, which is 1/2 hour away. The ... More

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The Silken Strand Hotel (0.39 miles)

The Silken Strand Hotel
Our hotel has six double en-suite rooms and one Junior Suite, all individual and all finished to a high standard.The hotel boasts an excellent Tapas Bar & Restaurant located in the cellar of this 18 ... More | visit website
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The Old Chapel (0.45 miles)

The Old Chapel

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This truly enchanting chapel conversion, stylishly combining original features with very comfortable, contemporary furnishings, makes a delightful base for exploring Derbyshire, Staffordshire and Cheshire. Set in a ... More

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Belmont Lakeside (2.42 miles)

Belmont Lakeside

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Enjoying a spectacular, secluded and sunny position with panoramic views over magical Rudyard Lake, this exceptional and very spacious property sits within private landscaped grounds stretching to ... More

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Holly Oak Barn (3.86 miles)

Holly Oak Barn

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Set in the Peak District National Park this lovely barn conversion enjoys views over countryside and famous Roaches rocks. Ideal for walking, climbing or fishing, it lies ... More

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Prospect House B&B (3.99 miles)

Prospect House B&B

Prospect House nestles in the stunning North Staffordshire moorlands close to the Peak District National Park with glorious walks and drives and plenty of outdoor pursuits such as cycling or pony trekking. Just nine miles ... More | visit website

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Beech Cottage at White Chimnies Farm (4.06 miles)

Beech Cottage at White Chimnies Farm

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Set in an idyllically peaceful position on the borders of Cheshire, the Peak District, Derbyshire and Staffordshire, these superb cottages offer a wonderful base from which to ... More

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Hermitage Working Farm (5.87 miles)

Hermitage Working Farm
Hermitage Working Farm B&B provides you with an ideal base to visit the many attractions in and around the Staffordshire Moorlands, for example Alton Towers, The Peak District, Trentham Gardens, The Churnet Valley, Dovedale and ... More | visit website
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Little Park Farm (6.27 miles)

Little Park Farm

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Glorious panoramic views over meadowland and the Staffordshire moorlands and a peaceful farmstead location are enjoyed by visitors to this recently built farmhouse. Perfect for larger groups, ... More

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