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The Amazing Roaches - History, Legends, Wildlife, Landscape

The Amazing Roaches - History, Legends, Wildlife, Landscape - Sunday 13 October

The Amazing Roaches - History, Legends, Wildlife, Landscape - Sunday 13 October

7 miles 
A great walk along the Roaches, taking in the drama, beauty and mystery of this amazing ridge, and returning by the Black Brook valley and Ramshaw Rocks. We will visit the legendary Doxey Pool and other fascinating places, find out about the famous Roaches wallabies, and explore the history, legends, wildlife and landscape of this unique area. On a good day we will have fantastic views over the Cheshire Plain to the hills of North Wales and looking south to the hills of Shropshire.
As a bonus we climb 2 'Ethels'.  If these are your first Ethels, there are 93 more high points in the Peak District for you to visit!  Your Rangers will give you details.
Event Grade: Moderate - moderate walks on ground with sometimes rough and uneven terrain and gradients. 
Event Terrain: A mix of rough moorland paths, grassy paths, stony tracks, a bit of light scrambling, with two ascents and descents, some of it steep. Much of the walk is on ridge paths which, while not precipitous, are rather exposed and exhilarating in wet, windy weather.
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Start: 10.00am Finish: 4.00pm
Meeting Point: Lay-by opposite Roaches Tea Room near Upper Hulme, Staffs.
Grid Reference: SK007613 Postcode: ST13 8TY What3Words: dynasties.fended.opposite 
Parking: There is a lay-by at the start and another nearby which can be used if necessary. Parking is secured on a first-come, first-served basis at these locations. There is also a nearby paid car park (farmers's field) for which a small fee is payable (£2 in 2023) in the event of no spaces being available in the lay-bys. 
There are toilets at Roaches Tea Room, but for customers only. 
Near Bus Route: Yes. The No.118 bus Buxton-Hanley stops on the A53 at Upper Hulme, from where it is approx. a half mile walk to meeting point (times may not necessarily fit with start or finish time). 
Near Rail Station: No. Nearest rail station is Buxton (9.8 miles), with onward travel by bus or taxi.
Dogs: Dogs on leads allowed.
Cost: £10 per person aged 18 and above. Children aged 17 and below go free on any suitable event.
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