Onecote is a small village, that lies within The Peak District National Park. It is close to the Manifold Valley, Hartington and Leek.
The houses are attractively built in local sandstone, with the Georgian style church at the centre and a pub.
There is an interesting walk up the Upper Hamps which takes you past Mixon, the site of a disused copper mine which was exploited about the same period as the Ecton Hill mines. There is also good access onto the uplands of Morridge, which offer superb views across the to the south west of the Peaks, particularly The Roaches, Ramshsaw Rocks and Tittesworth.
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Heading out of Leek, take the A523 heading towards Ashbourne, until you reach Bottomhouse. Turn left when you reach The Green Man onto the B5053, follow the road into Onecote.
By bus Onecote is serviced by the number 405 bus service, from Leek to Hartington.