A great base to explore the Peak District and the Potteries.
Our Leek Club campsite located in the Staffordshire Moorlands and with the southern Peak District within a stone’s throw will appeal to those campers who enjoy nothing more than a good walk to take in the local area.
Bordered by trees and some sheltered pitches, the site has a good range of facilities including two facility blocks, a small children’s play area and dog walk.
A little north of the campsite the Roaches, a craggy outcrop of rocks, provides a playground for climbers while its miles of paths satisfy seasoned ramblers. The villages of Upper Hulme and Meerbrook populate the area. The latter has a reservoir, Tittesworth, which is within walking distance of Leek campsite. There are pleasant walks around the shores and at the north end bird hides. There is also a Visitors Centre, adventure playground and picnic area.
Another great way to enjoy the local scenery is to take a ride on a train. South of the campsite the Churnet Valley Railway wends its way through beautiful countryside known as Staffordshire’s “Little Switzerland”. Hop on board a steam train at The Foxfield Steam Railway, Stoke-on-Trent, and enjoy a five-and-a-half mile journey through north Staffordshire countryside.
Leek campsite is also well placed to explore the Potteries. Stoke-on-Trent south of the site has several museums and galleries dedicated to the ceramic industry which gave the Potteries its name.
Other days out from the campsite include Alton Towers theme park, Chatsworth House, Blackbrook Zoological Parkand the National Trust’s Ilam Park near Ashbourne.
50 all-weather pitches available, however we require awnings to be pitched on hardstandings, therefore steel pegs may be required. Some pitches are sloping and chocks are required. No area for ball games.
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The Wednesday market I Leek sells local produce and there are monthly farmers' markets in Bakewell, Matlock, Buxton, Castleton and Whaley Bridge.
has the following facilities on or around the site.
Members' and non-members' caravans welcome
Members' and non-members' trailer tents welcome
Hardstanding with electric hook-up
A well-sheltered site
Electric shaver sockets
Chemical toilet disposal point
Childrens play area
Designated dog walk
Club Site Wi-fi
Battery charging facilities
Members' and non-members' motorhomes welcome
Members' and non-members' tents welcome
Grass pitch with electric hook-up
Grass only pitch (no electric)
Dedicated accessible facilities
Drinking water taps
Ice pack freezing
Grass only pitch for larger tents
Grass pitch with electric hook-up for larger tents
Good site for access to the Roaches.
I read some of the comments before booking and yes there are only 2 toilets and 2 showers per block but at this bank holiday weekend I didn't have any problem finding a vacant shower or toilet.
also the gate into and out off the site isn't a problem as long as you have a passenger that can jump out and open and close the gate for you, I can understand that this could be a hassle on your own.
my only gripe if any is that the site reception hardly sold anything it would have been nice for the children to buy some chocolate or stock up on some essentials. I would defiantly visit again.
- Location: Country
- Suitable For: Families,Peaceful break,Younger couples
Excellent stay. Very friendly and helpful staff. Lots of great walking and cycling . Wifi was very good as was TV reception. Easy access to the Peak District cycling trails which are of a high standard and a pleasure to ride on.
- Towing: Easy
- Location: Country
- Suitable For: Active break
We stayed at the same time as the reviewer who left 2 stars and we couldn't have had a more different experience. Yes, the roads into Leek were clogged everyday but we just chose to avoid the area in the day and head towards Buxton instead.
We used the facilities in the lower block and I was surprised that with only two showers, toilets and privacy sinks, I never had to queue. Not once. They were kept spotlessly clean, with a couple of fellow inconsiderate campers to blame for grassy showers, not the owners/wardens. It only takes a few seconds to mop the floor after you've showered so why doesn't everyone do it?!
The pitch was on a slight incline but it's a hilly area, and therefore expected. It wasn't a problem and we just positioned our airbeds accordingly.
If you are looking for a large play area for kids, go elsewhere. It's beautifully quiet and peaceful, and we, as a family, really valued that. Sadly, on our last night, there was a group of teenage campers who played loud music and chatted until the early hours of the morning, and then carried on the same noise when they got up in the morning. If we'd stayed any longer, it would probably have spoilt our experience but thankfully we left them to their noise and headed home.
Leek is a very small site but exceptionally well maintained. The shop isn't particularly well stocked but leek is only a few minutes up the road with an Asda, Aldi, Sainsburys and, our favourite, a large Waitrose!
You must eat at The Red Lion in Thorncliffe. The food is exceptional!
- Suitable For: Older couples,Active break,Peaceful break
Only stayed one night and used as an overnight stop over.
Very clean site with helpful wardens, with wooded and open area's.
On site very quiet especially for August but site is on a fairly busy A road from Leek town centre.
Leek town centre and walks nearby.
- Towing: Easy
- Location: Town
- Suitable For: Older couples
Nearest bus stop: 0.25 mile from Site entrance
Nearest train station: Buxton – 10 miles
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Minimum booking periods do apply.