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Danebridge, Lud's Church and The Roaches
Meeting at Danebridge Wincle, we will set off through rolling fields along the Dane Valley Way before entering the wood and visiting Lud's Church, which is an 18 metre deep chasm created in the Roaches’ gritstone caused by a giant landslip, which over the ages has been covered from top to bottom in vibrant moss, this gives the chasm a different look every time you visit it as the perspective changes with the weather. more about Lud's Church can be found HERE
The Roaches (from the French les roches - the rocks) is a prominent rocky ridge above Leek and Tittesworth Reservoir in the Peak District. The ridge with its rock formations rises steeply to 505 m (1,657 ft). (wikipedia)
Gear 1 plus Hill Technique
This walk is 12km (approx 7.5miles) with a total ascent of 475m, the climb is steady for the most part apart from the optional trip upto The Roaches Trig Point.
Tips to help get the most out of your walk:
1 Suitable clothing and footwear - layers are best
2 A small rucksac
3 Light refreshments (water, fruit juice, etc)
4 Mobile phone is useful for any last minute changes
5 Walk Leaders mobile number
6 Please contact me if you need to hire poles, £1 payable on the day of the walk
Changes due to Covid-19
Dogs - If you bring a dog it must be on a lead and under control at all times, I use a harness with mine and would be happy to offer advice on buying one, you must also be able to help your dog over stiles etc. where needed.
Symptoms – If you have any symptoms, please cancel your walk well in advance. By attending a walk, you confirm you and anyone in your household are symptom free, or have been tested negative. I will be checking my temperature on the morning of walks so may need to cancel at short notice should I develop symptoms. Unfortunately, if you have been sent a letter telling you to self-isolate we won’t be able to walk with you at the moment. There are Online options to help keep your fitness on track.
First Aid - You will need to bring your own basic First Aid Kit (Platers, Bite and Sting Cream, Suncream etc recommended)
Sanitiser - I’d recommend Hand Sanitiser over gloves but the choice is yours. (There will be some available to purchase on the day, (£2.50 with a handy clip, and greater than 70% Alcohol)
Face Coverings - again the choice is yours, but they may be handy if we unexpectedly find it impossible to Socially Distance, or First Aid is required. A scarf or neck gaiter forms part of the governments recommended methods)
Stiles & Gates – Although I will try and keep routes to a minimum of stiles and gates, you need to be able to climb stiles unaided.
Equipment – Please bring your own poles where possible. Hired poles will be wiped down with alcohol gel, and all straps will be machine washed after every use. The walk includes a short mobilisation of joints prior to walking and a cool down stretch at the end.
Whilst we do understand that sometimes it is not possible to make a class, please be aware that we do operate a no refund policy if you give us less than 24 hours’ notice. To see the full policy click HERE
Following the social distancing guidelines from NWUK... POLES APART, IN FACT 2 POLES APART!
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