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 including the path across The Roaches to the legendary Lud's Church, a deep and mysterious chasm. Artists and photographers will be inspired by the stunning scenery - the views from Hen Cloud, The Roaches and nearby Ramshaw Rocks are spectacular, particularly at sunrise and sunset.

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 fell/trail running.

We are proud to be one of True North Adventures' accommodation partners for their guided cycling packages. True North Adventures guide, teach skills and offer coaching for all cycling disciplines, e-mountain bikes, mountain biking, gravel riding and road riding. 

If you're new to climbing or looking to improve your skills, Peak Climbing School is based in the village and offers climbing courses and coaching.

For watersports, Tittesworth Water and Rudyard Lake are just a few miles away and also offer great birdwatching as does nearby Coombes Valley RSPB nature reserve. And just a short drive away is Peak Wildlife Park with its walk throughs with lemurs, wallabies, penguins and other animals.

Leek (4 miles away) and Buxton (10 miles) have many attractions and a wide range of shops, markets, cafes, pubs, restaurants and other amenities. And the towns of Ashbourne and Bakewell are both about 30 minutes by car.

A short walk from the cottage is The Roaches Tea Rooms and the village pub, Ye Olde Rock Inn. There are also various country pubs in nearby villages including The Three Horseshoes in Blackshaw Moor, The Lazy Trout in Meerbrook and The Reform Inn in Thorncliffe. 

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

  • Alton Towers
  • Chatsworth House
  • Haddon Hall
  • Castleton Caverns
  • Trentham Gardens and Monkey Forest
  • and World of Wedgwood, to name just a few.

And there are many other beautiful areas of the Peak District close by for you to explore, such as the Manifold Valley and the Monsal Trail (where you can also hire bikes), Dovedale, Lathkill Dale and the Hope Valley.

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