The Roaches Peak District, Leek

4.8
Must see · Wildlife Area · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
The Roaches is a prominent rocky ridge above Leek and Tittesworth Reservoir in the Peak District of England. The ridge with its rock formations rises steeply to 505m.
Along with Ramshaw Rocks and Hen Cloud they form a gritstone escarpment, which is very popular with hikers, rock climbers and freerunners. It is often very busy especially at weekends. The local mountain rescue team is a regular attendee to this popular crag.
The Roaches Estate which includes Hen Cloud was purchased by the Peak District National Park Authority in the 1980s to safeguard the area from adverse development. From May 2013 Staffordshire Wildlife Trust will take on the management of the iconic Roaches Estate. The British Mountaineering Council maintain a mountain hut named in memory of Don Whillans in the area.
In clear conditions, it is possible to see much of Cheshire and views stretching as far as Snowdon in Wales and Winter Hill in Lancashire.
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  • 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...  more »
  • 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...  more »
  • Gorgeous place and amazing views with a good hike but a shame that the chavs leave the rubbish there.  more »
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  • Nice area to go to for a hike. Though ensure you go there when the weather is nice as the area can get quite windy.
  • Great place feels like you are on top of the world
  • Good place for an enthusiastic hike.
  • I loved it here . Plenty of places to park . Gets busy . Loads of rock climbing . Lovely walk. Breathtaking scenery. Tea rooms . Camping nearby . I will be back
  • great place to visit and the views are fantastic

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