LO­CAL KNOWL­EDGE LEEK & NORTH STAFFORD­SHIRE

Cycling Plus - - THE HUB -

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.

ROUTE ONE

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:

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