The Roaches - Peak District Walk

Tuesday 6th February 2007

Another crisp winter's day with blue sky and plenty of sunshine, although it was more hazy than yesterday. Several groups of school children were climbing on the rocks and walking along the top but other than that the Roaches were very quiet.

Start: Lay-by in front of Hen Cloud (SK 0048 6200)

Route: Hen Cloud lay-by - The Roaches (TP) - Roach End - Forest Wood - Lud's Church - Back Forest - Roach End - Hen Cloud lay-by

Distance: 6.75 miles     Ascent: 364 metres      Time Taken: 3 hrs 30 mins

Weather: Blue sky, sunshine, cold but no wind.

Pub Visited: None    Ale Drunk: None

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The Roaches

The Roaches from the path to Hen Cloud.

One of the many groups of climbers I saw and heard today.


Rockhall beneath the Roaches.

Doxey Pool

A frozen Doxey Pool on top of the Roaches.

The Roaches

Looking along the Roaches to the summit trig.

Roaches summit trig

The Roaches summit trig.

Shining Tor

Looking north-east from the trig towards Shining Tor, the high point in the distance.


From the same spot, looking north-west towards Shutlingsloe.



Forest Wood

It was so cold today most of the paths remained frozen like this one in Forest Wood.

Lud's Church

It was even colder inside Lud's Church where there were icicles hanging from the rocks.

Castle Cliff Rocks

The sun lights up Castle Cliff Rocks.


Standing on top of Castle Cliff Rocks gives you this view of Gradbach.

Back Forest

Looking along Back Forest.

Five Clouds

Five Clouds, well four of them.

The Roaches

The Roaches catching the last of the day's sunlight.

Hen Cloud

Hen Cloud.


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