10 Things to Do in Leek That You Shouldn't Miss

February 6, 2018 Chanda Heide

Discover the best top things to do in Leek, United Kingdom (UK) including The Roaches Peak District, Rudyard Lake, Peak Wildlife Park, Rudyard Lake Steam Railway, Foxlowe Arts Centre, RSPB Coombes Valley Nature Reserve, Trials Day, Nicholson Institute Gallery and Museum, Cheddleton Flint Mill, St Edward's Church Leek.
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1. The Roaches Peak District

Upper Hulme, Leek ST13 7LX, England +44 1782 847409
Excellent
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5 based on 355 reviews

The Roaches Peak District

Reviewed By Stazia18

A gorgeous walk with wonderful views. A little boggy in places but quite accessible. Good walkways. Exhilarating for an after Christmas blast.

2. Rudyard Lake

Lake Road, Rudyard, Leek ST13 8XB, England +44 1538 306280
Excellent
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4.5 based on 200 reviews

Rudyard Lake

Reviewed By bigtruck61 - Staffordshire, United Kingdom

Rudyard lake is easy to find with decent parking facilities.
Stunning scenery,with some beautiful walks,also a miniature steam railway running alongside one side of the lake.
Lovely wildlife,comorants sitting on the boats,various ducks and multitude of birds to see and watch.
A small tea shop and toilet facilities are available ,but i would take your own refreshments and stop on your walk
Great place ,lovely walks,and various Seating around the lake....great place to visit.

3. Peak Wildlife Park

Blackbrook | Near Leek, Winkhill, Leek ST13 7QR, England +44 1538 308880
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4.5 based on 503 reviews

Peak Wildlife Park

Set in the heart of the Staffordshire Peak District; Peak Wildlife Park offers a truly unique and immersive animal experience. Our large walkthroughs allow you to come face to face with exotic and endangered animals from across three continents. Whether you love lemurs, have a passion for penguins or want to wander with the wallabies (and feed them with your hand!)our park has something for you. Our regular keeper talks and on site facilities provide everything you need for an entertaining, exciting and educational day out. The kids will have a wild time enjoying our play area with space hoppers, trikes and large bouncy castle, whilst you can enjoy a relaxing hot drink and delicious snack. Once you’ve done all that…Make sure you meet our Meerkats, look out for otters, see if you can hear the Rheas and DON’T miss our african village (or our Pygmy Goats won’t be happy!). You can do all of this whilst helping to contribute to the conservation of some of the word’s most amazing animals

Reviewed By Cherrie-rose D

Honestly disappointed such high expectations £75 between admission and cafe for 2adults and kid.... Half animals weren't out took us an hour to walk around as there's no point in stopping at empty pens.... Never again cheaper to go west Midlands Safari park

4. Rudyard Lake Steam Railway

Rudyard Road | Rudyard, Leek ST13 8PF, England
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4.5 based on 183 reviews

Rudyard Lake Steam Railway

Steam trains give a scenic 3 mile return trip along the side of Historic Rudyard Lake. This is the best way to see the beautiful lake and get to its attractions. The lake is where poet Rudyard Kipling's parents met at a picnic and named their child after the spot. Its an unspoilt place great for a family day out or picnic.There are toilets for our customers open 10.30 to 4pm when the trains are running and the Platform 2 cafe is open at weekends from April to October.There are special family event days throughout the year. See the website for details or email us for information.

Reviewed By Roy T

The Railway now has a new name:- It is The Leek & Rudyard Railway.
Trains depart every hour on the hour from the main station between 1100 & 1600.
For May, June & July the trains operate on a Friday, Saturday & Sunday. During August it is in operation for 7 days. Then from September to the first weekend in November the railway operates on a Saturday & Sunday with the exception of the October half term break where it operates every day.
At the main station there is a very reasonably priced snack bar where items are freshly prepared for you. Have a look at the menu on the table, note the table number (on one corner of your table) and go to the counter with your order and table number.
It is possible to purchase an all day ticket and break your journey at The Dam in order to visit the Rudyard Lake Information Centre.

5. Foxlowe Arts Centre

Market Place, Leek ST13 6AD, England +44 1538 382615
Excellent
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4.5 based on 84 reviews

Foxlowe Arts Centre

Foxlowe Arts centre opened its doors in Leek as Leek’s Art Centre for the people of Leek and the Staffordshire Moorlands in December 2011. In a short time Foxlowe Arts centre has rapidly developed a reputation as the place to go in Leek.The Foxlowe Arts Centre has a very popular café and gallery, with a live music venue and cinema / lecture room.The Foxlowe Cafe is open seven days a week 10am – 4pm with a choice of hot and cold drinks and meals. The café is vegetarian and vegan friendly. The Gallery is open Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 4pm & Sunday 11am – 4pm

Reviewed By TonyMoores - Macclesfield, United Kingdom

Went to see Pilgrims Way (who were great!), with two friends. First time at venue, easy parking directly opposite, lovely relaxed atmosphere, cheap bar, friendly staff. Seating nicely arranged with tables to make conversations easier between songs, chairs a bit solid but easy to get up for a quick walk round. Seem to have lots of things going on. Will definitely go again, and will try to call during the day to see gallery, cafe, etc.

6. RSPB Coombes Valley Nature Reserve

Six Oaks Farm, Ashenhurst Lane | Six Oaks Farm, Bradnop, Leek ST13 7EU, England +44 1538 384017
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4.5 based on 60 reviews

RSPB Coombes Valley Nature Reserve

Coombes Valley is a wonderful woodland nature reserve. There is something for everyone including a play trail, woodland walks and plenty of wildlife

Reviewed By MissMinnie1 - stoke on trent

Beautiful place to walk. Three routes of varying length. Stunning surroundings, nice area for picnics and toilets at the visitors centre. Added bonus was tea and coffee at the visitors centre. Parking £3 but well worth it in order to help maintain the facilities. Apparently no dogs are allowed but that suits me just fine!

7. Trials Day

Blackshaw Farm Blackshaw | Blackshaw Moor, Leek ST13 8TR, England +44 7974 399325
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5 based on 18 reviews

Trials Day

UK's Premier Trials School - Fun, thrilling and challenging trial bike training in the beautiful Peak District. Experience Days, Corporate Days 1to1 Training with professional tuition. Bikes, kit and refreshments provided. No motorcycle licence required.

Reviewed By Jonathan R

Spent a really enjoyable day with Stu learning all about control and balance. The day was amazing and Stu is a brilliant, professional teacher with the patience of a saint, even if I did break two of his well maintained bikes. If you fancy a lovely day out in this gorgeous setting and learning amazing bike control then you will not be disappointed and will have a really enjoyable, exhilarating day.

Leek Central Library Nicholson Institute Stockwell Street, Leek ST13 6DW, England
Excellent
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4.5 based on 19 reviews

Nicholson Institute Gallery and Museum

Reviewed By Andrew S - Ormskirk, United Kingdom

We spent an enjoyable hour at this amazing Victorian building - part library, part museum, and part Art Gallery. Lots of space in the two major galleries. Not overdone, but a limited number of items very well displayed. Enjoyed the embroidery from the Leek School of Needlework. Wonderful models of old fairground attractions. Although this is a local attraction, there is a lot to interest the visitor. Good information centre, and helpful staff.

9. Cheddleton Flint Mill

About 3 miles S of Leek | Signposted on A520, on the W side of road, Leek ST13 7HL, England +44 161 408 5083
Excellent
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4.5 based on 21 reviews

Cheddleton Flint Mill

Reviewed By e10ise - Cheddleton

What an interesting place! The flint mill itself is a gem, one could feel the history of the miller's workplace.
My favourite is the cottage, a wonderful reflection of day to day life.
A brilliant place to visit if you are in the Staffordshire Moorlands area.

10. St Edward's Church Leek

6 Church Street, Leek ST13 6AB, England +44 1538 388134
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4.5 based on 8 reviews

St Edward's Church Leek

Reviewed By 2014Jandy - Nottingham, United Kingdom

St Edwards is just across the road from the market place. The church dates from the medieval times and it has its own church grounds. If you like visiting historic churches this one is worth visiting if you are in the area.

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