Tourists visiting the Peak District National Park should definitely include Leek in their itinerary. Search the Rent My Caravan website to find direct caravan holidays in the Peak District, booking static caravans direct from owners that serve as the perfect base to explore the historic market town of Leek, or to enjoy the stunning countryside of the region.
Leek has a lengthy history with such celebrated characters as Queen Victoria, designer William Morris, canal engineer, James Brindley and Bonnie Prince Charlie. If you include its award winning eateries, distinctive shops, historic churches, Victorian Mills and ancient markets, there is an abundance of exciting events and places of interest for the visitor to experience. This historic market town is surrounded by craggy countryside, with the famous Roaches gritstone rock formations. Check out the Leek market town, promotional film commissioned by Staffordshire Moorlands District Council below.
The well-preserved town centre makes a refreshing variation to modern shopping outlets, having some unique, independent antique shops. The huge Victorian Silk Mills have been converted to house reproduction and antique pine centres, as well as showcasing contemporary and traditional art in various galleries. The town offers various, individual food stores including traditional beers, wine and whiskies, delicatessen, green grocers, bakers and butchers.
Outdoor activities in Leek
Discover the energizing moorland walks that will leave you feeling invigorated. Test your rope skills in the National Park; climb high on the rugged gritstone craggy rocks or follow an ecclesiastical trail. Track the Staffordshire Way through beautiful countryside and experience not only moorland, forest, mountain trails and rocky ridge views but also quiet picnic spots, wooded valleys and unspoilt villages.
There is no need to be super-fit to take part in cycling around Leek. There are routes to suit all abilities, as it is ideally placed for both challenging rides on the roads and trails of the Peak District or more leisurely, flat rides along disused railway tracks at The Manifold Valley and Rudyard Lake.
If you are a fan of fishing, there are several opportunities in and around Leek including:
- The River Churnet – countryside stretch for river fishing of Trout, Grayling and Chub.
- Rudyard Lake – a wooded area surrounds this peaceful lake for Carp, Bream, Perch and Pike.
Situated above Tittesworth Reservoir and Leek, The Roaches rock formation reaches as high as 1667 feet delivering popular climbs and walks for all levels of experience.
There are many more outdoor activities and exciting places to visit in and around Leek, but visitors usually find that direct caravan holidays need to be longer than a weekend to experience them all. Static caravan rental provides affordable accommodation for families and groups of friends since they are usually hired by unit rather than per person.