LOCAL KNOWLEDGE LEEK & NORTH STAFFORDSHIRE
Thrilling climbs, descents, ridgetops and moors, accessible from peaceful back lanes. Enjoy off-road family rides in this little-known district of lakes, plus possibly England’s loveliest canal and definitely Britain’s highest village. The Staffordshire Moorlands are a subtle gem for cyclists. Our base is Leek with market-town facilities and chain hotel to bunkhouse accommodation.
Moorlands magic, 53 miles Best of the Staffordshire Peaks This route provides you with a great day of climbs, ridgetop undulations and long descents on quiet lanes with stunning scenery wherever you look. Take in Morridge; the National Trust’s Ilam Park for a café stop; a taste of the Manifold Trail; Flash, the United Kingdom’s highest village; the awe-inspiring rocky ridge of Roaches and Tittesworth Lake. Get the route: