Leek is a delightful historic market town – still bustling with a variety of weekly traditional markets. It lies on the southern fringes of The Peak District in Staffordshire and offers a range of self catering accommodation in appealing stone cottages and houses for holidays in all seasons. You’ll eat well on holiday here; they like their food in Leek, as demonstrated by the wide range of local food shops – butchers, bakers, delicatessens and more selling a diversity of local produce. Leek’s attractive town centre is largely unspoiled by modern development while the huge Victorian Mills have long since been converted into other uses, such as antique centres. The town is surrounded by the appealingly rugged gritstone moorland of the Peak District, offering plenty of opportunities for activities in the great outdoors. Walkers can choose from dramatic moorland hikes over the rocky ridges offering splendid views or enjoy a leisurely towpath ramble alongside the tranquil waters of the Caldon Canal.
The young (and young at heart) can test their skills on the high ropes at a local Go Ape course. Leek is within easy reach of other fascinating days out: drive to Matlock Bath and take a cable car ride up the Heights of Abraham, or visit Chatsworth House, one of England’s most magnificent stately homes. Steam train lovers can get their fix at the Rudyard Lake Steam Railway and the Churnet Valley Railway.
What ever your interest, a holiday in Leek will guarantee plenty of exciting days out in the Peak District at any time of the year.