Leek is known as the “Queen of the Moorlands.” Lying on the edge of the Peak District National Park, Leek is a busy, vibrant place. It’s has a long history of silk weaving and dyeing. In the 19th century William Morris and other Arts and Crafts devotees had a big influence on the town and it’s architecture. The medieval marketplace is at the heart of the town and there are some wonderful buildings to be found. Nearby, James Brindley built his water mill, and he later went on to become the father of Britain’s canal network. The clock tower war memorial is reputed to be the largest in the country, while Leek’s unique claim to fame is the double sunset that can be seen on certain days from St.Edward’s churchyard and up Cundy’s Lane (100m).