Friday 2nd November 2007
With John starting his new job on Monday we decided to make the most of his last few days of freedom and headed out for a walk to an area he hadn't visited before, the Roaches. Rather than doing a there and back walk we started by heading out towards Turner's Pool and Danebridge which made more of a circular walk and also gave us some good views of the Roaches from below.
Start: Hen Cloud lay-by (SK0048 6200)
Hen Cloud lay-by - Roache Grange - Turner's Pool - Danebridge - Back Forest - The Roaches (TP)
Distance: 8.25 miles Ascent: 432 metres Time Taken: 5 hours
Terrain: Fields, quiet country lanes and easy paths.
Weather: Some spells of sunshine early on, then grey and cloudy.
Pub visited: None Ale Drunk: None
The Roaches from where we left the car.
Just above Rockhall is this section of the Roaches which is popular with climbers.
The Five Clouds just before we turned off the road and headed across the fields.
Autumn colours at Turner's Pool.
More autumn colours at Danebridge.
The transmission tower at Croker Hill.
The Hanging Stone with a rare bit of blue sky.
The Roaches from the path below the Hanging Stone.
Zooming in on the Five Clouds below the Roaches.
Shutlingsloe gets the last of the sunshine.
The trig at the top of the Roaches.
Looking down towards Roach End from the trig point.
The path we would follow along the top of the Roaches from the trig point.
Tittesworth Reservoir from the Roaches.
Looking back along the Roaches towards the trig point.
Hen Cloud juts out at the end of the Roaches.
Climbers just above Rockhall.
Just above Rockhall is this stone commemorating a royal visit.
Hen Cloud from the end of the Roaches.
A sudden and very short burst of sunlight lights up the rocks.
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