Living off the beaten track doesn't mean that we are lacking in wonderful amenity!
This section is designed to detail a little more about the wider area for you - but the list is by no means exhaustive. Depending on the timings of your stay please note that not all of the amenities may yet be open. Whilst we will do our best to keep up to date with the opening timings of local places, please contact the amenity directly if you wish to confirm availability.
Please contact us if you require any further detail or if you think we may be able to help in the planning of your stay.
Located within a 20 minute drive from Wincle are the Cheshire towns of Macclesfield and Congleton, the Staffordshire town of Leek; and the Derbyshire town of Buxton.
Billed as one of the most popular locations to visit in the Peak District; and Britains leading SPA town, Buxton has been a draw to tourists since the fifteenth century. Offering a stunning theatre and many independent local businesses; the town is also in the process of restoring the magnificent 'Crescent'. A £46 million restoration of a Grade 1 listed building that dominates the centre of the town and is widely recognised as one of the most architecturally significant buildings in the country. Due to open later in 2020 (circumstances allowing) it will incorporate a natural mineral water spa in the natural baths.
A traditional market town well known for its collection of antique shops it also offers a host of independent shops, cafes and bars. Leek is one of the first towns outside of West Yorkshire to adopt the Totally Locally campaign and build the value of shopping locally which has had a significant impact on the success of its markets and retail.
PEAK PARK ACTIVITIES
Nestling in the centre of the country and offering a landscape ranging from intensely rural to the City of Derby; the Peak National Park offers a comprehensive range of activities but is perhaps most well known for its diverse walking.
PEAK PARK BOUNDARY WALK
Officially opened in 2017, the Peak Park Boundary walk covers the full boundary of the Nations' first National Park. Covering a distance of 190 miles, and ranging from the limestone scenery of the Derbyshire dales, through to Staffordshire's rugged moorland and the undulating pastureland of the 'White peak' in Cheshire; Whitelee Farm is on stage 17 of the 20 routes that have been split into roughly 10 mile sections.
THE THREE SHIRES
One mile as the crow flies from Wincle is the Three Shires head - a passage of water where the 3 counties of Cheshire, Staffordshire and Derbyshire meet.
In close proximity there are two areas offering great water sports facilities - 3 miles away in Meerbrook at Tittesworth Watersports centre there are a wide range of sporting activities available - ranging from paddle boarding through to windsurfing and hiring of dinghies.
At Rudyard Lake in Rudyard they offer training courses for those wishing to learn to sail and it also offers a miniature railway and a great walk around the lake.
With the 3 counties on our door step there is a veritable feast of options to keep you entertained for the duration of your stay. For example:
Eyam Village (home of the plague outside of London)
Biddulph Grange and gardens
Potteries factory tours (numerous)
Within an hours drive of the farm are a number of thriving Cities, each with its own unique personality and activities on offer.
Build as 'The original Modern City', Manchester the birthplace of the industrial revolution continues to delight and surprise with its phenomenal range of activities. From Whitelee Farm you can reach the city centre in just over an hour by car or within 20 minutes by train (depending on service availability). Find out more at www.visitmanchester.com
STOKE ON TRENT
Known affectionately as 'The Potteries', there is a rich industrial heritage particularly in Ceramics; which is a thriving hub of industry for the City today. Recently announced as the one of the UK City of Culture 2021 finalists the city is rightly proud of the huge scope of activities available to the visitor. Find out more at www.visitstoke.co.uk
Located to the East of the Peak National Park and just outside the boundary, Sheffield is just over an hour from the farm across the rugged hills. Famed for its steelworks at the turn of the last century, Sheffield is still seen as a centre for innovation and creativity. Find out more at www.welcometosheffield.co.uk
If you are happy to travel around an hour and a half there are yet more cities to discover and enjoy. See the following websites to find out more about the fantastic Cities of Liverpool, Chester, Leeds and Birmingham.