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"A great base to explore the Peak District and the Potteries."
In the Staffordshire Moorlands, our campsite at Leek is perfect for walking or exploring the industrial heart of England. The Peak District National Park is to the north, the Potteries to the south. There are plenty of attractions to visit in the area, including the theme park at Alton Towers.
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We have stayed here for some two years.
All the time we spent at Leek was a delight. - Mr and Mrs Gayler
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Leek Camping and Caravanning Club SiteBlackshaw GrangeBlackshaw MoorLeekStaffordshireST13 8TL
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David Boulton, Kristina Boulton
fantastic reception by staff, facilities spotless, highly recommend to all
DATE STAYED: May 2013
MEMBER FOUND TOWING: Easy
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Older couples,Peaceful break
This is our second time at Leek as allways the welcome from Dave & Kristina was great their team also.The toilet & showers were better than clean they were emaculate . Thanks again
DATE STAYED: April 2013
SUITABLE FOR: Older couples,Peaceful break
Our couple of nights stay at this camp site was very restful. It was our first time away in the van so it was a learning few days for us. We found Dave very helpful as he helped us to set the van up with us when we arrived. The other visitors on the site were very friendly as well. Although we did not need to use the facilities the cleanliness was excellent. We recommend and will also be going back ourselves to this site.
DATE STAYED: March 2013
Facilities ie; toilets, showers, dish washing area very clean. We took our very well behaved dog with us but there were no facilities for her to have a run. The exercise area is about the size of two pitches put together which was very disappointing! We ended up taking her to the derelict army barracks close by so she could have a run. Apparently,we were gold by our neighbour u cannot erect wind breakers which I found particularly bizzare. He told us about a few other tiles too which were a little pedantic on behalf of the owners if I'm honest. All in all 2 nights was plenty of time to stay. Probably not revisit either :-(
The only thing missing here are the individual wash-rooms. Great and helpful welcoming staff. Quiet location. Attractive countryside nearby. Leek's about 3 miles away, well worth a visit, particularly on market-days.
DATE STAYED: October 2012
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Older couples,Groups,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
Friendly site, beautiful location, toilets/showers spotless. Road noise not in the least intrusive. Site good for visiting southern Peak District. Will return soon from south of England.
DATE STAYED: September 2012
SUITABLE FOR: Older couples,Peaceful break,Younger couples
well kept site,facilities excellent. Steve and Ann gave us a really warm welcome and told us alternative places to walk our dogs. We had a problem with our waste water overflowing, Steve came to assist us and helped clear the problem he was so helpful and kind. We would certainly use this site again ,not too far out of Leek
supermarket and weekly market
We have only just returned from a four night break at this peaceful site. Staff very friendly and work hard to make your stay as good as they can nothing to much trouble for them.
Great meal at the Three horseshoes Pub which is in walking distance of the site. The site information leaflet is clear and informative.
The only negative is that the site could do with some upgrading, but this did not effect our stay will be going back again.
DATE STAYED: August 2012
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Older couples,Peaceful break,Younger couples
A nice, clean and peaceful site. A very friendly welcome, who gave help with positioning the caravan, and, as we have purchased an awning, that morning, lent us a hammer for the pegs.
Nothing seemed to be too much trouble, for the wardens.
The toilet/shower block, was exceptionally clean, and a nice touch, was the flowers by the washbasins.
The Three Horseshoe pub, up the road, is well worth a visit, with the carvery, after, 18.30, well worth the money.
Overall, a very nice site, with a nice dog-walk area, at the bottom. Would highly recommend, and will visit again.
SUITABLE FOR: Active break,Peaceful break
I like the site, the friendly staff were nice on arrival. The site is nicely laid out and looked good.
However two things total lack of showers and toilets, two of each, often queues even in the mens!!!
Also on Sat night at 11pm in August, we were told to keep the noise down. We were talking in our awning, no music, no dancing, no singing, just talking..... Im sorry but every site ive ever been on people meet and chat. We were lost for words.
SO IF YOU LIKE TO TALK AT NIGHT THINK TWICE...
SUITABLE FOR: Peaceful break
We were offered a lovely pitch and thoroughly enjoyed our five nights. We experienced lovely meals at two local pubs - "three horseshoes and the old rock" - leaflets in the excellent on-site information room. We didn't find the road noise at all intrusive and for a very welcome change there were no continuously yapping dogs which so often completely ruin our enjoyment of club sites. We will definitely visit this site again. Thank you to all the friendly on-site staff.
DATE STAYED: July 2012
SUITABLE FOR: Older couples,Active break,Peaceful break
Lovely peaceful site. Facilities spotless and regularly cleaned and never needed to queue. Wardens friendly and helpful, suggesting good days out for family. Not very level, but whole area is hilly so can't be helped. Beautiful views from tent area. There is some road noise, but so tired didn't disturb! Would strongly recommend to anyone wanting a break in a lovely part of the country.
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Older couples,Active break,Peaceful break
Steve and Anne couldn't have been more welcoming when we arrived and friendly throughout the stay. The leaflet we got on arrival was a great idea with info on nearest supermarket, pub, doctors etc. Steve also recommended places to walk the dogs including tips on where they could go off lead.
The Lazy Trout about 2 miles away is fab for food and very reasonable indeed - great little garden at the back if you've got dogs with you. And Tittesworth Reservoir has a super 4.5 mile waymarked walk - only about 1.5 miles away from the site with plenty of parking.
We loved this site so much we extended our stay but a further day... and we'll definitely be back again soon
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Older couples,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
Lovely site for visiting southern peak district. The showers were a little chilly for the time of year but very clean.
Overall the campsite was ok, we arrived 20mins after 8pm & our welcome was rude & quite abrupt as we were meant to call if we were arriving after 8pm, which we werent aware of. Facilities were clean but could have done with more heating and modernisation. We also were woken on our last day with noisy dogs early in the morning, not exactly peaceful. Didnt cater much for kids as play area was basic to say the least. Location good, basic shop.
SUITABLE FOR: Older couples
Site roads are in urgent need of re-surfacing,Very helpful wardens,
Arrived at 19:00, which was 90mins late due to accident on motorway, so had to ring bell and wasn't given the warmest welcome - was even accused of using the accident as an excuse for being late! (he might of been joking?)
Albeit, he was very helpful when picking out a pitch for the tent as the ground was very saturated, so were limited options. This did give us an issue with the electric hookup as there is not a hookup at every pitch and our 5m hookup was too short.
This is not a site for light sleepers, like myself - it is next to a road where heavy trucks were using, it is next to a field in which cows made their displeasure of the rain known and it is very popular to the local bird population, which at 4am make more noise than the trucks and cows combined! (this is no fault of the campsite itself, it's just its location!)
Overall though, this is a decent campsite and was only things out of the site's control that made the stay worse, none more so than the constant rain in July!
We stayed in July 2011. Having been to Bakewell and Ashbourne in 09/10 we saw Leek on Country File and booked a week`s stay. Wife Myself Daughter and Buster the Dog had a very good time. Easy walking to Leek. Have booked again and be on site second week of July for another weeks stay.
DATE STAYED: July 2011
Lovely peaceful break. Wardens extremely helpful. Toilets and showers very clean. Some road noise but did not affect our holiday. Will be visiting again and again!
DATE STAYED: May 2012
stayed in august last year and was very impressed we have just phoned to book for easter2012 only to find change of site manager but she was very pleasant very helpful and i can not wait to meet her we have booked to stay at easter ther is plenty to do in the surrounding area but also a quiet site if that is what you want
DATE STAYED: August 2011
Our first trip to a club site so nothing to compare with yet. However, everything we needed was here - friendly welcome, hot showers, clean toilets and the forgotten tomato ketchup for the bacon butties! We wanted to walk to the nearby pub but sadly circumstances did not allow this, but we did walk to Tittesworth Reservoir and visitor centre from the site.
DATE STAYED: February 2012
only had my motor home for a about 2 weeks and live fairly local so thought i`d try a site near to.very nice and quiet site but was early december,still a few on site.Toilets very clean and a friendly service.would go again (early next year)and deffinately join camping and caravan club.
DATE STAYED: December 2011
We stay here every year and have stayed here in a tent, trailer tent and caravan and have always been impressed.
DATE STAYED: October 2011
We received a warm welcome and had a chioce of pitches all of which were very basic and not well maintained. This site has 2 shower blocks but both are in need of updating. Only 4 showers for the whole site. Reception and other out buildings suffering from wear and tear i.e rotting woodwork etc. Suggest some money is spent on this site as it is open all year round. Dont think we will use again.
DATE STAYED: September 2011
When we arrived we had to ring bell and did not get the warmest of greetings but did have our choice of pitch. Having read the previous comments about the flowers in the showers blocks, must point out that these only relate to the top block the bottom block could do with some updating. Only 2 showers, 2 sinks and 2 toilets - poor handryer. It rained quite a lot the week were were there and the grass pitch became sodden and a quagmire. Despite being near the bottom on the site the noise from the main road (Leek to Buxton)was very audiable. Would not recommend the fish and chip van that turns up on a friday - very greasy and over priced for the portion sizes.
SUITABLE FOR: Older couples,Active break
On arrival we were greeted in a rushed fashion by the female site manager, told we were facing the wrong way when we had pulled up outside the reception area, then taken to a choice of 2 pitches and told to pick one.
At no point were we shown where the drinking water was or where the grey water disposal was although we were told where the bins were.
The dog walk as described by a previous reviewer was only suitable as quick toileting area as it is litterally just a tiny square of land with a few trees.
Maybe with more helpful and attentative site managers it may have been better, but not a good showing for your club as this was the first time we had used one of your club sites and unfortunately it has left us disappointed and considering not renewing our membership come November.
We were welcomed by Ann and was given the choice of our pitch which we were then shown to.
Setting up the tent was a challenge â€“ stones were just under the grass which made putting in the pegs difficult. The facilities were kept clean and tidy but we did find that the showers are on a 25 second timer with no temperature control â€“ the water was too hot for our children which made showering them difficult. Of the two sinks in the toilets, only one had soap so if somebody was in the sink cubicle, there was no soap to wash your hands with. It rained for most of the three days we were there but the site remained well drained.
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Older couples,Groups,Active break,Peaceful break
On arriving we were told that we had not booked for an awning but were then told something could be found for us. We were taken to a new very even area under the trees next to the dog walk, and I use this term very carefully as it was so small it could only really be use for one thing. The next day I produced our booking form which showed we did in fact book a site with awning. Although it was their mistake we never received an apology. I feel this site is really for tents and caravans and motorhomes are the poor relation to be hidden away. Would not go back.
DATE STAYED: June 2011
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Older couples
A beautifully maintained site, run by very friendly and helpful people. Smashing location, and lots to do for young families in the local area.
We (and others) had a problem with our nearest neighbours' dogs (barking and whining constantly), and it was resolved by the staff (the owners stayed, the dogs asked to leave) with understanding and tact and no resulting awkwardness.
I would definitely recommend this site.
DATE STAYED: June 2010
absolutely splendid site! very friendly and helpful staff with a very well maintained camp. although the weather was extremely wet one day the whole site remained well drained and free of mud ! plenty of hot water in the showers made the wet weather easier.
Fantastic site just 3 mins out of Leek on the Buxton Route.
Super-friendly booking and welcome. Shown to the pitch by Gerry who helped push the van onto our hardstanding pitch, as I've not perfected the art of reversing onto a pitch yet. Do ensure you have chocks and ramps as although a concrete slab, strangely our pitch still sloped. Toilets showers all immaculately clean and flowers in both Gents & Ladies. Really peaceful site for walking in the Peak. Lazy Trout nr Tittesworth reservoir great for well-priced meals and a great welcome at Merebrook, good pint in the Three Horseshoes but food looks expensive. Good walk but didn't eat there.
Great view of the Roaches a must for climbing & walking
this was our first time in our motor home we found staff very friendly,the shower block clean and tidy,the flowers in the ladies made i nice touch,the three horse shoes is worth a visit for sunday lunch it was delicious.we purchased tomaps of walks for only 20p each with the money going in to a pot to purchase more plants ect,we did not find the time to do the walks but have kept them for the next time we visit
Lovely site, clean and well kept. My only critiscm would be about the paper towels in the toilet block not being replenished when empty, although there is a hand dryer available.
Great helpful staff, made it a pleasure to stay on this site. Plenty of places to visit of interest.
Would definitely be staying on this site again in the near future.
Not far from the site is the 3 horse shoes public house/ restaurant well worth a visit, food very good food.
Bank holiday weekend spent in lovely scenic location. Clean welcoming site. Easy access to lots of countryside walks in the surrounding area. Attractions for all nearby. A site to go back too.
DATE STAYED: May 2011
We stayed here in may 2010 and we enjoyed it we r going back on Friday the 27th of may 2011 the kids love playing around over 10/10
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Older couples,Groups,Peaceful break
This the best campsite my wife and I have visited,it has every thing, very friendly, great walking,very peaceful,a visit to tittenworth reservoir is a must,easy walk though fields.
We stayed for 3 nights whilst visiting relatives. The Staff were very polite and helpful. The site is very clean as are the toilet blocks. It is only about 2 miles from Leek, which has a lot of antique shops. There are lots of places to visit such as the potteries, Trentham Gardens, Monkey world to name but a few. It is not all that far from Alton Towers.
We will return.
I loved the site. the only one problem was that there was only four male showers on the site so we had to wait until someone else had finished. the site was very nice and there is a pub down the road and that was fantastic for a walk down to there.
DATE STAYED: April 2011
MEMBER FOUND TOWING: Moderate
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Groups,Peaceful break
My friend and I arrived here with such a warm welcome. This was my friends first time towing and we were met by such a friendly team. 2 guys helped us both reverse our vans which was fantastic!!
Small dog run area but Basil loved it and served a purpose!!
kids area basic but kept our crew ammused
could do with a ball games area but apart from that fantastic place!!
Had a lovely day at Tittersworth!!
Just the staff were fantastic and cant thank them enough!!
Excellent People running the site more than happy to help you with anything.
Great Bathroom faciliies.
Areas with both grass and trees and open areas.
nice walks just in next field.
Great food in the 3 Horse Shoes Pub left out onto the main road and half a mile down the road. Well worth a visit.
Lots to do in the area, had a great day a Rudyard Lake with a steam train ride and row boats that allow young children (mine was 2 years old) and dogs on board at no extra cost.
Only down side was some road noise but it wasn't disturbing.
We will be going back again and again.
Brilliant friendly site with good facilities, easy to get to and central to a lot to do. One minor downfall, next to a main road, but I'm sure its a lot quieter when there are leaves on the trees. Lovely site, would def stay again. Liked the concrete hard standings. Tittesworth lake near by as is the Peaks and Potteries.
DATE STAYED: March 2011
We found that the site was welcoming and the area around good for walkers, if you want to walk into Leek it took us about 50 mins (but we are slow walkers) main road quite busy, Bus stop about 10 mins walk away, Take the Bus into Buxton really worth a visit, also have a look at leek libary wonderfull building,.
will be going back again
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Older couples,Active break,Younger couples
This was only our 3rd camping trip and we found it a great experience.We arrived after dark and was given a choice of pitches to park by the friendly warden who was very helpful.In agreat spot for walking with our two dogs (who also loved it). Not far from the Tittersworth Reservoir which you can walk all the way round.Site was spotless and well looked after. My only complaint was not against the site but other unresponsible dog owners who had not cleaned up after their dogs in the dog walk area even though a bin and dustpan were provided. Will defenately be returning.
DATE STAYED: February 2011
We had travelled all the way down from Eastern Scotland to visit The Potteries.
Weather was mostly wet but we found this location excellent for our requirementsThoroughly enjoyed our visit to the Peak District and would go back again.
DATE STAYED: July 2010
Wonderfull site run by very friendly and helpful team. Facilities always spotlessly clean and site well maintained.
Lovely walks directly from the site to the Roaches and Tittesworth Resevoir and an excellent pub is 15 min walk away (Real Ale and good food)Leek Town short drive away with traditional market on Saturdays. Many Peak District attractions a short drive away.
DATE STAYED: October 2010
SUITABLE FOR: Older couples,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
I was camped at the bottom of the site (no electric)standard pitch. The whole bottom area is poorly drained not helped by the bank at the rear of the slope. The whole time I was there the ground was waterlogged and when it rained most of the pitches had water laying on the surface. I found the only dry spot in the right hand corner under the trees just enough to pitch my 2 man tent. I think that the situation could be improved by planting more trees (plane or poplar)at the back of the site as they do on waterlogged ground in Holland and by cutting drainage channels in the bank so that the water can drain into the ditch behind. Apart from this I think this is a wonderful well maintained site.
DATE STAYED: September 2010
So much to see & do in both the local area and further afield. Can walk to nearby pub/restaurant with stunning views. Very helpful staff who went out of their way to make our family feel very welcome.
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Active break,Peaceful break
my wife 2 grandchildren had a very restful snd full w/end at Leek site Icould not fault it in any way more than highly recommend.... pub 10 minutes from site is also super, lovely scenary allround simply a wonderful part of the world
A very friendly site which we will definitely visit again.
Good location for country and city visits. A wonderful setting and very tranquil. Good flat well maintained pitches ideal for our trailer tent.
DATE STAYED: April 2010
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Active break
Excellent site for tent, staff very friendly and accomodating. Loads to do and visit round about (even with children aged 13 and 5). Look forward to returning to do all the things we never had time to do.
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Older couples,Younger couples
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Nearest train station: Buxton – 10 miles
Nearest bus: 0.25 mile from Site entrance
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