White Peak District: March 13th-14th
Saturday - The Roaches
With such striking scenery and the opportunity for numerous wildlife encounters, this Peak District gem is well worth the visit!
Starting from The Roaches Tea Rooms, we walk north along the Five Clouds outcrops and The Roaches, which have long been a favourite climbing location; the renowned mountaineer Don Williams was one of many climbers who trained here.
The crags and moorland are home to a great range of wild birds; listen for red grouse chuckling in the heather and watch out for birds of prey such as buzzards and sparrowhawks. More elusive residents are Bennett’s Wallabies. During WW2 a local private zoo released its exhibits into the wild, among which were these Tasmanian marsupials, the descendents of which are still occasionally seen!
The route follows lanes, byroads, moorland paths and woodland tracks. Expect mud and wear walking boots and warm clothing for the exposed ridge of The Roaches.
How to get there:
The Roaches are beside a minor road just northwest of Upper Hulme, 3 miles north of Leek off the A53. Follow signs for Tea Rooms and park in lay-bys on the right, ½ mile past the tea rooms.
12noon: The Roaches Tea Rooms Paddock Farm, Upper Hulme, Leek, ST13 8TY
Sunday - Thor's Cave and the Manifold Valley
- Accommodation advice - contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Waterproofs, warm layers, walking boots, packed lunch essential.
- Dogs welcome, but with leads.
- Remember some parking change
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