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The Roaches - A Walk On The Wild Side

The Roaches - A Walk On The Wild Side

The Roaches - A Walk On The Wild Side

Sunday 13 August 2023 
7 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'll have fantastic views over the Cheshire Plain to the hills of North Wales and looking south to the hills of Shropshire.
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: 10.00am Finish: 4.00pm
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 a lay-by at the start and another nearby, 'first-come, first-served'. There is also parking in a nearby farmer's field, for which a small fee is payable.
There are toilets at Roaches Tea Room, but for customers only. 
Near Bus Route: Yes. The No.16 bus Buxton-Hanley stops on the A53 at Upper Hulme, from where it is approx. a half mile walk to meeting point.
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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