Local area information


Plenty to see and do, whatever the weather

Field House Cottage self-catering Peak District accommodation is situated next to Hen Cloud and The Roaches, between the bustling market town of Leek in Staffordshire and Buxton, the Derbyshire spa town.

The Roaches

The Roaches form the south-western tip of the Pennines. This dramatic rocky ridge offers some of the best gritstone climbing in the UK and walkers and fell / trail runners can enjoy great routes across the area direct from the cottage. Artists and photographers will be inspired by the stunning scenery - the views and sunsets from The Roaches are spectacular.

Activites and attractions

There are lots of outdoor activities for you and your family and friends to experience during your stay in the Peak District National Park including abseiling, caving, climbing, cycling, hiking, horse riding and running. For watersports and fishing, Tittesworth Water and Rudyard Lake are just a few miles away and also offer great birdwatching as does nearby Coombes Valley RSPB reserve.

Leek (4 miles away) and Buxton (10 miles) have many attractions and a wide range of shops, markets, pubs, restaurants and other amenities. 

The village pub is a 10 minute walk from the cottage and serves good local ales and food. There are also many other country pubs and restaurants just a short drive away.

Whatever the weather, there's plenty to see and do in the area. Nearby places of interest include:

  • Alton Towers
  • Bakewell
  • Chatsworth House
  • Haddon Hall
  • Trentham Gardens
  • and World of Wedgwood, to name just a few

And there are many other beautiful areas of the Peak District close by, such as Dovedale, Lathkill Dale and Monsal Head, for you to explore.

We're available if you have any questions or require assistance during your stay. Equally, we're happy to provide ideas and recommendations for walks, runs, places to visit, eat and drink.