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The Roaches

The Roaches


Postby GarryH » Mon Apr 26, 2010 8:08 pm

Date walked: 24/04/2010

Time taken: 5

Distance: 16 km

Ascent: 300m

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Starting from Tittesworth Reservoir SK995604 this varied walk takes in farmland, woodland,The Roaches.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Roaches and Lud`s Church
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lud's_Church
An excellent walk if your visiting this area of the Peak

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The Roaches

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Gateway to the top

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Looking back to the res.

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505m Trig Point

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Entering Lud`s Church

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Lud`s Church

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Lud`s Church
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Re: The Roaches

Postby mountain coward » Wed Apr 28, 2010 3:31 am

Lud's Church looks an interesting place to visit!
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Re: The Roaches

Postby Paul Webster » Wed Apr 28, 2010 10:22 am

It is - the Roaches and Hen Cloud are great too. We did a backpack round there and a pub owner let us camp in the beer garden and use the loos (well, we did have a meal as well) :D
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Re: The Roaches

Postby mountain coward » Thu Apr 29, 2010 2:32 am

I think pubs are quite accommodating if you're gonna buy their stuff... me and my Mum always often used to park the camping van round the back of a pub, eat and drink in there all night, and then sleep in the carpark...
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Re: The Roaches

Postby susanmyatt » Fri Apr 30, 2010 5:17 pm

Nice report, only about 30minutes from us, Lud's Church is very different when its wet, its a matter of stepping stones at the far end :lol:
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Re: The Roaches

Postby chinu » Mon May 03, 2010 3:50 pm

My wife and I went on a circular starting from Gradbach (just at the top of the OPs map) and followed the Dane Valley Way westward alongside the river Dane. This woodland riverside section provides a good contrast to the experience later when climbing up to and along the Roaches, before reaching Lud's Church and dropping back down to Gradbach.
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Re: The Roaches

Postby Paul Webster » Tue May 04, 2010 9:16 am

Do I remember something about wallabies in Gradbach woods?
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Re: The Roaches

Postby GarryH » Tue May 04, 2010 9:40 am

You most certainly do Paul.........
http://www.roaches.org.uk/wallabies.htm
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Re: The Roaches

Postby ndhudson » Fri Jul 15, 2011 4:45 pm

Wow! :shock: It's a very green and mossy UK version of a slot canyon! Beautiful!!!
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Re: The Roaches

Postby GarryH » Sat Jul 16, 2011 1:04 am

ndhudson wrote:Wow! :shock: It's a very green and mossy UK version of a slot canyon!

Don`t think there really is a comparison Mrs.Jones but certainly a lovely walk.
By the way,if memory serves me right there has only been one previous winner of the walk of the month report outside of Scotland.
So we are overdue for another,and my fingers are crossed that your Bull Valley reports get the prize,they certainly
deserve it.
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Re: The Roaches

Postby ndhudson » Sat Jul 16, 2011 8:05 pm

Quite the compliment, Garry...very nice of you to say!!! Cheers!
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