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The Roaches - A Walk On The Wild Side

The Roaches, A Walk On The Wild Side - Sunday 11th August

The Roaches, A Walk On The Wild Side - Sunday 11th August

Sunday 11 August 2024
8 miles 
A great walk along the amazing Roaches ridge, starting with the dramatic Hen Cloud and returning by the Black Brook valley and Ramshaw Rocks - a full Roaches experience!  We will visit the mysterious 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 3 'Ethels'.  If these are your first Ethels, there are 92 more high points in the Peak District for you to visit!  Your Rangers will give you details. 
Event Grade: Hard - longer more challenging walks usually with ascents and descents and rough terrain. 
Event Terrain: A mix of rough moorland paths, grassy paths, stony tracks, a bit of light scrambling, with three 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: 09:30am Finish: 4.30pm
Meeting Point: Lay-by opposite Roaches Tea Room near Upper Hulme, Staffs.
Grid Reference: SK 007613 Postcode: ST13 8TY What3Words: dynasties.fended.opposite
Parking: There is one lay-by for parking at the location and one nearby which can be used if necessary. Parking is on a first-come, first-served at these locations. There is also a nearby paid car park (farmer'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: 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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