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The Roaches Peak District

#1 of 20 things to do in Leek Features Animals
Upper Hulme, Leek, England
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Great views

Good afternoon hike around the roaches and down into woods to view Luds church rocks. Some steep... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Reading, United Kingdom
via mobile
Beautiful views with a few challenges

Firstly if you can go midweek you'll find it easier to park, at weekend get there early or... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Manchester, United Kingdom
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“lud's church” (23 reviews)
“peak district” (33 reviews)
“hen cloud” (21 reviews)
Upper Hulme, Leek, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Good afternoon hike around the roaches and down into woods to view Luds church rocks. Some steep uphill sections but great views.

Thank Firefly00
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Firstly if you can go midweek you'll find it easier to park, at weekend get there early or persivere in looking for a parking spot. Having said that we went on a beautiful Sunday and it was very busy but we managed. It's a steep...More

Thank Liz0668
Reviewed 5 days ago

Great for bouldering and climbing. Lots of different bouldering areas and loads of climbs of all grades

Thank Steveclimb
Reviewed 5 days ago

Have a drive up to the Roaches, park for free and take in the surrounding area of outstanding natural beauty from this elevated location in the Staffordshire Moorlands, simply stunning!

Thank Glyn D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Gorgeous walk, loved it. Views, challenging, lovely Dodgy signposts and way markers but just walk it!!

Thank Julia M
Reviewed 1 week ago

While the promotion and news is normally around the Derbyshire dales and Peak district, tucked away in the western corner is the Roaches, boarding the Staffordshire moorlands, the quaint market town of Leek and providing views in to the Cheshire plains and welsh mountains beyond....More

Thank Daveshent
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are in the area, do visit this place, wonderful views. If mist is in the area, do avoid in that day since your view will not be clear. It's a pity

Thank Mark S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everyone knows the Roaches! Arrived hoping the (mostly) sheltered bouldering area would have been saved by the light rain but unfortunately all to wet to climb. Prob due to the ongoing British summer weather. However saying that had a great walk around, with two young...More

Thank JPEM152
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Roaches are tucked away on the Staffordshire Moorlands in the SW of The Peak District. The gritstone edges that form Ramshaw Rocks,Hen Cloud and The Roaches provide a wide range of walks for all ages, the gritstone crags provide some of the finest rock...More

Thank borderdog2505
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I walk the dog up the roaches most days and I love it. Great views of the roaches, good for climbers and walkers. Highly recommend

Thank Luke1575
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31 May 2017|
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Response from pearsonjb | Reviewed this property |
Most people try and park on the road below the Roaches/Hen Cloud; being a local I would never do that; park adjacent the Old Sunday School below the Olde Rock Inn and walk Back down the hill to the ford, turn right before... More
22 August 2016|
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Response from Kniverbee92 | Reviewed this property |
Hi it is rumoured that people used to live in Luds Church which is seperate from the Roaches but 100% worth the visit, It is essentially a chasm in the ground that appears out of no where.
15 May 2016|
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Response from Kniverbee92 | Reviewed this property |
Yes the Roaches themselves have well trodden pathways and usually attract quite a few walkers, so you will surely see other people while on the path.