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image for Walking Route item typeLeek to Rushton Spencer Green Way at Leek

Walking Route, free entry

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01538 387655


ST13 5HH

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The Leek to Rushton Spencer Greenway is a pleasant rural route running from Woodhouse Road near the centre of Leek. It is an excellent family cycle route. The Rushton Spencer section from the Knott Inn to Beat Lane Car park is open to horses. You can enjoy a lovely stroll along the North West shore of Rudyard Lake famed as a Victorian holiday destination and its links with Rudyard Kipling.

A miniature Railway operates along this shore from the car park at Rudyard Road. No

At Rushton Spencer The Knott Inn offers refreshments and meals and children’s play area. There is a circular route of the lake utilising the Green Way and public footpaths.

Access: no car park at the end of the route

Baby changing facilitiesCash PointCoach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsPostboxPublic toiletsTelephone (public)Facilities for corporate hospitality

Grounds for outdoor activitiesChildren welcomeDogs acceptedGuided tours for groupsSmoking allowed


Free entry



See location of Leek on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SJ 984565  Lat: 53.10580 Long: -2.02397

Nearest railway stations: Stoke-on-Trent (12 miles), Macclesfield (13 miles), Buxton (13 miles). Frequent connecting bus services available from Stoke, regular connecting bus services available from Macclesfield & Buxton.

By Road:
From North West: Exit M6 jct 16. A500 towards Stoke. A53 to Leek.

From North East: Exit M1 jct 28. A38 towards Derby. A52 to Ashbourne. A52 / A523 to Leek.

From South West: Exit M6 jct 14. A34 to Stone. A520 to Leek.

From South East: Exit M1 jct 23A. A50 towards Uttoxeter / Stoke. A520 to Leek.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 12 km from Stoke-On-Trent station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Cash PointCash Point
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • PostboxPostbox
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Grounds for outdoor activitiesGrounds for outdoor activities
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
  • Guided tours for groupsGuided tours for groups
  • Smoking allowedSmoking allowed
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