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The Roaches Peak District

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Great views

Nice, easy walks. Great views for a fun day out for the family. The rocks are impressive and the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Kfar Saba, Israel
Stunning Area of Natural Beauty

Had an amazing climb up the Roaches on a beautiful day. The scenery changes as you go which you... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Vikki M
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Nice, easy walks. Great views for a fun day out for the family. The rocks are impressive and the path is comfortable.

Thank Itai_and_Maya
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had an amazing climb up the Roaches on a beautiful day. The scenery changes as you go which you cannot see from the road. Stunning views all round from the top as far a the eye can see.

Thank Vikki M
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have taken the kids (7 and 10) up many times they love running wild in the woods and trekking. Just use caution if climbing the rocks. Well worth waiting to view a sunset later on. Really well kept by the roaches trust.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well, it wasnt the Cotswolds, but it does have a charm of its own. If you are in the area of Leek, take in the Roaches, either by car or by foot. Interesting scenery, and a nice pub nearby. View from the top great so...More

Thank Jude1885
Reviewed July 14, 2018

a good walk up to the roaches with fantastic views on a clear day. In bad weather suitable footwear should be worn but in good weather sandals are perfectly acceptable. There are many place to rest along the way as it can be quite a...More

1  Thank sarah N
Reviewed July 12, 2018

The Roaches are away from the main tourist areas of The Peak so it is possible to enjoy a walk along the length of the Roaches without being swamped by other people. Located just west of the Buxton to Leek road, it is a great...More

Thank Lathkill
Reviewed July 11, 2018 via mobile

What a very scenic and popular area in the Peak District. As the pool of water on the top, a hippo what have been in seventh heaven. More a mud bath.

Thank BobEllis32349
Reviewed July 11, 2018 via mobile

What a wonderful place to go to see miles of beautiful scenery on a sunny clear day. Would recommend to anyone who is reasonably fit to go up the Roaches it is a stunning view.

Thank Nicola R
Reviewed July 4, 2018

an absolute stunning area to explore for the family or friends, i came here with my girlfriend not long ago and we had a great day exploring and walking with many highclass awesome photos

1  Thank Luke R
Reviewed June 27, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful place for photography My dog loved it Perfect spot for sunrise/sunset Would definetly recommend but can get busy

Thank Aly M
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July 23, 2018|
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Response from benadamson18 | Reviewed this property |
Not really, I would recommend Tittesworth reservoir that is nearby and has views of the Roaches. Great for pushchairs and has a fab play park.
james g
October 7, 2017|
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Response from Daveshent | Reviewed this property |
Hi the rocks of the Roaches are sandstone and grit-stone, not so not Igneous rocks typically associated with volcanoes.