The Roaches - Peak District Walk

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)

Route: Hen Cloud lay-by - Roache Grange - Turner's Pool - Danebridge - Back Forest - The Roaches (TP) - Rockhall - Hen Cloud lay-by

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

Route Map >>


The Roaches

The Roaches from where we left the car.

The Roaches

Just above Rockhall is this section of the Roaches which is popular with climbers.

Five Clouds

The Five Clouds just before we turned off the road and headed across the fields.

Turner's Pool

Turner's Pool. Plenty of fishermen here and if you sat long enough plenty of fish leaping out of the water.

Autumn colours at Turner's Pool.


More autumn colours at Danebridge.

Croker Hill

The transmission tower at Croker Hill.

Hanging Stone

The Hanging Stone with a rare bit of blue sky.

The Roaches

The Roaches from the path below the Hanging Stone.

Five Clouds

Zooming in on the Five Clouds below the Roaches.


Shutlingsloe gets the last of the sunshine.

The Roaches' trig

The trig at the top of the Roaches.

Roach End

Looking down towards Roach End from the trig point.

The Roaches

The path we would follow along the top of the Roaches from the trig point.

Tittesworth Reservoir

Tittesworth Reservoir from the Roaches.

The Roaches

Looking back along the Roaches towards the trig point.

Doxey Pool

Doxey Pool. No sign of the mermaid that lives in it.

Hen Cloud

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

Hen Cloud from the end of the Roaches.

A sudden and very short burst of sunlight lights up the rocks.


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