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The Roaches Peak District

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We found the roaches which is a rock formation. The scenery is dramatic! We were really pleased to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Slough, United Kingdom
Fantastic place for a free day out.

Just situated outside the historic market town of leek. Great walk with friends, family. Stunning... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Matt P
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We found the roaches which is a rock formation. The scenery is dramatic! We were really pleased to find an ice cream van which also sold coffee. Lovely walk.

Thank prestonbrooker
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just situated outside the historic market town of leek. Great walk with friends, family. Stunning views across the peak district and plenty of areas to explore. Plenty of parking on the side of the roads woth tittersworth only a short distance away.

Thank Matt P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great area for climbing, hiking or even just a walk with the dog. Try and give “lud church” a visit if you’ve never been.

Thank Stephen G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Despite the recent moorland fire the Roaches and adjacent Hen Cloud still promise exciting walking and discovery. Views out toward Staffordshire and Cheshire are verdant and tragic as the fire damage is the landscape toward Derbyshire is dramatic. Show your support for this special place...More

Thank Suzannemcarr
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the Roaches as a last minute thing, and only found out about it by accident on Google maps! We climbed the very steep way straight up the front and although I'm 39 and not in the best shape, with a few rests en route...More

Thank Lisa W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing place, so lucky to live here. Great walks, with lots of wildlife to watch! Not great for parking.

Thank Rob S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic 8 mile hike - starting from Roaches Gate, up to the Roaches, onwards along the ridge, then down into the woods, discovering the green wonder that is "Luds Church", then on up through beautiful moorland, back onto the ridge and down. It's a breathtaking...More

1  Thank mikewesten
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful area for countless long walks and breathtaking views for miles around on a clear day. Could never tire of walking around here.

Thank susan w
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice, easy walks. Great views for a fun day out for the family. The rocks are impressive and the path is comfortable.

Thank Itai_and_Maya
Reviewed 8 August 2018

Had an amazing climb up the Roaches on a beautiful day. The scenery changes as you go which you cannot see from the road. Stunning views all round from the top as far a the eye can see.

Thank Vikki M
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23 July 2018|
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Response from benadamson18 | Reviewed this property |
Not really, I would recommend Tittesworth reservoir that is nearby and has views of the Roaches. Great for pushchairs and has a fab play park.
james g
7 October 2017|
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Response from Daveshent | Reviewed this property |
Hi the rocks of the Roaches are sandstone and grit-stone, not so not Igneous rocks typically associated with volcanoes.