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About The Roaches

The spectacular Roaches are situated at the end of the Pennine Way, these together with oddly named Hen Cloud contrive between them to form the last outcrop of battered Millstone Grit at the southern and western edge of the Dark Peak.

Comprising of rock and heather this picturesque area once belonged to the Swythamley Estate, it was purchased by the Peak District National Park in 1980 following the break up of the estate so that the beauty of this unique area would remain protected for the enjoyment of everyone. It has many quaint facets including a cottage built into the walls of rock! This was once a gamekeepers residence, but is now a hut for climbers.

Looming out from swirling mist, the weird weathered shapes of the Roaches challenge climbers to scale heights of up to 1,700 feet. Unexpectedly, at the halfway point you climb out of the mist into a pretty wooded pasture where there are richer soils and easier slopes. On reaching the top you reap a rich reward of fantastic views taking in the sweeping contours of Axe Edge, the shimmering waters of Tittersworth Reservoir, and the lofty Congleton hill known locally as The Cloud. Engulfed between the massive boulders at the summit is a little pool, this makes an attractive place for a mid-climb rest and to pick out your next goal, it also provides you with the opportunity to admire a landscape of unrivalled beauty.

The Roaches are found around 3 miles north-west of Leek, they are accessed from the village of Upper Hulme.

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