Upper Hulme is a tiny hamlet clustered around a now redundant mill on the upper reaches of the River Churnet. The houses are built from the local sandstone, which is a beautiful rose colour.
The road through is the principal access to the fabulous Roaches and Hen Cloud as well as being close to Ramshaw Rocks to the north and Tittesworth Water to the south so is a great place to base yourself for walking in this area.
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From Stoke-On-Trent, take the A53, heading for Leek. From Ashbourne & Macclesfield take the A523 and head into Leek. Once in Leek, take the A53 (signposted to Buxton) follow the road until you reach Blackshaw moor and a pub called The Threehorse Shoes, about 0.5 mile on the right is the turning for Upper Hulme.