The Roaches Peak District

The Roaches Peak District, Leek: Hours, Address, The Roaches Peak District Reviews: 5/5

The Roaches Peak District
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carriethepotter
Carshalton, UK18 contributions
Stunning walk and views
Jun. 2021
Lovely walk, if a bit strenuous, with fabulous views. We also took in the amazing Lud's church, on the return stretch of the walk, which is quite beautiful. (not a church at all, but I don't want to spoil the surprise!
Written June 27, 2021
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alysonBromsgrove
bromsgrove405 contributions
Well worth seeingl
May 2021
The walk started with a tramp up Hens cloud, then on to the Roaches. The views are terrific, We walked the ridge then did a loop to visit St Luds Church on the way back. Pity the rain spoiled the last couple of mile back to the car!
Written May 27, 2021
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Ken H
Ipswich, UK520 contributions
Excellent Location with Great Views
Apr. 2021
Visited when staying at the Camping and Caravanning site at Blackshaw Moor near Leek. It was a superb 10 mile round trip hike from the campsite, across country via Lower Blackshaw Farm and Whitty Lane up to Hen Cloud. From there its an excellent north west trek following the Roaches ridge past Doxy Pool to the Trig point before turning back. Superb views of Tittesworth Reservoir. Plenty of places to stop for a picnic with a view. There is limited roadside parking that runs below the Roaches albeit it gets full very quickly. It is worth noting that it is not a bad walk from the reservoir Visitor Centre where there is ample parking, toilets etc.
Written April 27, 2021
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LeicsPotter
Midlands71 contributions
Views to die for
Nov. 2019
Escaping to the countryside is good for the soul and a trip to The Roaches is such a great way to escape. On a clear day you can see not only Tittesworth reservoir in the valley, but across to Jodrell bank in Cheshire. The peace and quiet, the fresh air, wonderful
Written October 28, 2020
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Slinks
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Parking ticket
Oct. 2020 • Friends
Visited today, parked opposite tearoom not blocking, not obstructing anywhere, no pay and display. Spent 45 minutes in the Tearoom. Returned to car and discovered parking fine notice which had been issued 5 minutes after we arrived. Non existent signage about restricted parking as per previous poster has written on 16/9/20. Beware, this is opportunistic & a cynical ploy to extract revenue from unsuspecting visitors to this beautiful area. Tainted a good day.
Written October 2, 2020
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MixMagic
Cambridge, UK6 contributions
Great Place, Parking Beware!
Sep. 2020
Mainly writing this review because their doesn't seem to be many mentions of the council using it as a parking ticket trap and visitors need to know.

On a sunny weekend the parking laybys are woefully inadequate for the number of people trying to visit, so inevitably they park on the grass at the side of the road. The whole road is a 'no stopping' zone outside of the laybys but the signs are pretty far apart.

The day I went there literally 100s of cars were being given tickets for parking on the side of the road so don't do it unless the walk is worth £35 to you!

Why 5 out of 5 still? It's a stunning place where you can put together a hike that mixes the great views from the Roaches with woodland and an amazing chasm called 'Luds Church'.
Written September 16, 2020
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akghosal
Stoke-on-Trent, UK7 contributions
Stunning Cliffline in the Peak District
Sep. 2020
Quite a beautiful and stunning mountainous cliffline with rocky gritstone outcrops not too far from where I live from Hen Cloud in the South and Ramshaw Rocks (both of which i consider part of The Roaches) to the east right up to Bearstone Rock in the north. There is a footpath which covers the whole area of cliffs from Hen Cloud up to the road near Bearstone Rock. I've only visited this place once before last year and I only went to the Hen Cloud area (does make me wonder why I never visited The Roaches all these years before even though I drove past it many times when going towards Buxton and the northern Peak District) so with the weather having improved this week, took the decision to visit the whole cliffline and even though the climb and walk across the footpath exhausted me a lot at the end, it was well worth it as the views from the top of the cliffs were absolutely amazing, especially to Leek and Tittesworth reservoir (both of which The Roaches overlook), some of the Potteries area, most of the southern Peak District, Kinder Scout, the hills and moors around Biddulph (especially Mow Cop), parts of the Cheshire Plain (with Jodrell Bank just visible) the West Pennine Moors and Manchester not to mention if you are lucky, you might get a glimpse of the Shropshire Hills, and Welsh hills and mountains in the distance. Not to mention along with exploring the rocky bits and moorland along the whole footpath, I also passed the Doxey pool and reached even the main 505m trig point (summit) of The Roaches. There is a cafe to the south of Hen Cloud (called The Roaches Tea Rooms & Restaurant) if you are looking for an area to eat along with toilet facilities. However, as the footpath is rocky, steep and uneven in some bits, care should be taken when you walk across it and suitable footwear is needed for this (unless you are comfortable with the area, I also would advise bringing hiking sticks along for the steeper bits). Definitely now one of my favourite areas of the Peak District and might keep visiting it when I am free.
Written September 16, 2020
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nb888
Nottingham, UK290 contributions
Unique (ly busy)
Sep. 2020
I came here because I had been here as a kid and wanted to do this whole "let's revisit stuff after 30 years" thing, knowing full well how touristy and busy it gets here. Maybe it's a middle age thing, who knows. Anyway...
Just like nearby Lud's Church, the Roaches is much bigger than I remembered and was a good couple of hours (and yes I walked along the full length plus the small road at the back of it) as part of my longer precis of this part of the peaks.. It was good, I can honestly say that. I love the fir trees that grow at the front of the edge and the variety of rocks. Views were stunning. Yes it was full of tourists even on a weekday in Sept, so if you are looking for tranquility this is probably not the place.
Written September 4, 2020
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Khalid K
Bromsgrove, UK330 contributions
Day out
Aug. 2020 • Family
Great day out with my son trekking around the Peak District. Good footwear required. Plenty of climbing/walking, great scenery. Will be definitely going again
Written September 3, 2020
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Lynda C
Wokingham, UK472 contributions
Great place if you like rock climbing or walking in the hills
Aug. 2020
We went here with children who were aged 10, 7 and 18 months. The 10 and 7 years olds loved climbing on the rocks and even went up quite high. The toddler wanted to copy but we got him on some lower flat rocks.
It is a beautiful place to visit.
No picnic tables - just sit on a rock instead.
There were rock climbing lessons going on so you would need to investigate these.
Parking is on the road or in a farmers filed - £2 cash payment into window of landrover. Cafe next to car park in field - suspect not open every day.
Written September 2, 2020
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