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Directions & Maps


The Roaches Tea Rooms & Holiday Cottages are situated just off the Leek to Buxton Road (A53), 3½ miles north of Leek in Staffordshire.

For detailed directions and route planning please click on the following links: -
The AA Route Planner or Multimap or see below.

Co-ordinates for Satellite Navigation: -
Latitude: - 53° 8‘ 55“ N
Longitude: -
1° 59‘ 27“ W

The White Teapot

From Leek: -

Follow the signs for Buxton on A53.  Travel for about 3 miles, passing through Blackshaw Moor on a long straight road, watch out for the potential mobile Speed Camera.  On leaving Blackshaw Moor take the left turn to ‘Upper Hulme’ just after the ‘millstone' Peak Park entrance sign where you will see the White Teapot Sign - follow these signs from A53, or directions below.


From Buxton: -

Follow the signs for Leek on A53.  After travelling for about 9 miles, crossing the Staffordshire boarder, continue through Quarnford and pass the Winking Man Pub on the left hand side.  You will then descend down a long steep bank.  Just before you reach the bottom you will see a right turn signed for ‘Upper Hulme’, take the second right not the first, where you will see the White Teapot Sign - follow these signs from A53, or directions below.

Paddock Farm Map

From A53: -

Turn left at the fork; we are 1/2 mile from there.  Proceed over the small bridge and through the old engineering works.  Continue up the hill past the Farms towards the Roaches.  The Roaches Tea Rooms & Holiday Cottages at Paddock Farm can be found on the left hand side just after the 'restricted parking' signs.  There is ample parking facilities for visitors.


Nearest Motorway Junctions: -

Travelling from North on M6 - Exit Junction 17 to Congleton on A54, then A523 to A53

Travelling from South on M6 - Exit Junction 15 to Stoke-on-Trent on A500 to A53

Travelling from North on M1 - Exit Junction 30 to Chesterfield on A619, then A6 to A53

Travelling from South on M1 - Exit Junction 24 to Stoke-on-Trent on A50, then A520 to A53

By Rail: -
National Rail website gives information on timetables and prices at www.nationalrail.co.uk or The TrainlineA taxi journey from Stoke-on-Trent main-line station to the Roaches takes about 35 minutes, from Macclesfield about 25 minutes and Buxton is about 15 minutes.

By Bus: -
If you travel by bus you will need to take the bus or coach to Hanley Bus Station and change there for Leek.  Details of bus or coaches can be found at www.nationalexpress.com.  Once in Leek you need the 118 to Hanley to Buxton via Leek, alighting at the Three Horseshoes Inn which is about one mile away.  Please click on link for the Bus Timetables.

By Walking: -
Paddock Farm's OS Grid Reference - SK 006 612 GB Grid

Paddock Farm OS Map



Roaches Tea Rooms, Restaurant & Holiday Cottages
Paddock Farm, Roach Road, Upper Hulme, Leek,
Staffordshire Moorlands, ST13 8TY. ENGLAND.
Tel: - +44 (0)1538 300345

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