Price: £12.50Book Activity
- 12 Miles
- Sat 4th July
- 10AM - 2PM
- Unnamed Road, Leek ST13 8UA, UK
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The Roaches, Staffordshire - On the Trail of the Green Knight. An 8-mile circular walk north of Leek, along “The Roaches” in the Staffordshire Peak District. With weird rock formations; sightings of peregrine falcons (hopefully)and red grouse and Lud's Church - a hidden cleft with its own micro-climate and flora. This route on Staffordshire’s Roaches, in the Peak District, follows in the footsteps of Sir Gawain from the 14th- century tale. The Roaches edge is a perfect place to admire the landscape boasting superb views across to the Cheshire plains with dramatic features. In the other direction, an expanse of dark, moody moors with salmon-red gritstone walls. A breathtaking walk. Level of difficulty - after the initial climb onto the Roaches it is easy walking. Ascent: 607m Descent: 607m Whats3words location for parking ///agent.tune.binds Breakfast: The Roaches Cafe is booked for breakfast, 8.30 am. Please let me know if you are able to join us. If you are not coming to breakfast please meet us at Roaches Gate at 10.15 am. Lunch: a picnic lunch is suggested for today. Sam my plan an ice cream van along the way. Parking - read carefully and print off if necessary. There is a lot of roadside parking after the Roaches Cafe but it can get busy. If you are meeting for breakfast at the cafe, you can park here but then you will have to move your car afterwards and may not get a space. What I would suggest is to park on the right, roadside towards the entrance of The Roaches Gate. This is the main footpath onto The Roaches and the starting point of our walk approximately 1/2mile from the cafe. From here you can walk back to the cafe where we will meet for breakfast at 9 am. The website for the Cafe has good directions, please note that once off the main route the lane is quite narrow. http://www.roachestearooms.co.uk/index.html WALX Derwent and Dales have a late cancellation policy whereby full price will be paid for any walks cancelled within 24 hours of the start of any Explorer weekend walk. Any refund will be at the discretion of Samantha Armstrong and will be dependent on the cancelling client contacting us before cancelling. Samantha Armstrong 07860478409 From one hour WALX in your local country park to a half-day in the hills, our Explorer WALX captures the variety of scenery, themes and types of WALX that suit your lifestyle. If you love WALX to the pub or WALX with the dog or simply WALX in wild locations we have them all! Whether long, short, tough or gentle we welcome all ages and all levels. Why not bring a friend or two! We love sharing our passion for outdoor exercise. Everyone is welcome to WALX Derwent and Dales and you don’t need to be a Member to get started. FURTHER INFORMATION: If you’re new to WALX, the ideal place to start is a Drop-In WALX. We run a Drop-In WALX for each TYPE of WALX; so whether you are interested in Wellbeing WALX, Total Body WALX or Explorer WALX, everyone is welcome and you’ll get a feel for what WALX is about, meet our friendly team, make new friends, have fun getting outdoors and learn about more WALX in your area. Why not bring a friend or two! We love sharing our passion for outdoor exercise.
For info regarding accommodation & places to visit near this walk visit: The Outdoor Guide