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The Roaches Peak District

#1 of 19 things to do in Leek Features Animals
Upper Hulme, Leek, England
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An absolutely beautiful part of the country. We went with 4 children aged 8-12yrs. They had a ball... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Long Lawford, United Kingdom
via mobile
Really worth a visit

Fantastic walking and views so close to Leek. Plenty of parking, good signage. Amazing rock... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Wantage, United Kingdom
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Upper Hulme, Leek, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An absolutely beautiful part of the country. We went with 4 children aged 8-12yrs. They had a ball, so did the dogs! Could not believe how stunning the views were up to the top and then across the peaks. Turkey amazing, no place like England.

Thank Rachboswell
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic walking and views so close to Leek. Plenty of parking, good signage. Amazing rock formations.

Thank DianaWheeker
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to have a toddle up amongst the Roaches. We went as 2 adults and could easily see the draw for all generations. A great walk with amazing rocks, fascinating terrain and wonderful wild flowers. Well worth a visit for all ages whether it...More

Thank Dawn M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Spent a fantastic day walking on the Roaches well posted and maintained yet dramatically wild and varied. Will be returning to see and do more

1  Thank mosbag
Reviewed 18 May 2017

beautiful views and lost of walks i recommend from the roaches down through ludds church to dane bridge and visit winkle brewery .

3  Thank Matthew S
Reviewed 8 May 2017

Wow and awesome is what I can say about this place. Beautiful scenery and nature at its best! WE stayed for hours and even went to the shop there and the tearoom was absolutely amazing.

Thank TimeTraveller7266
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

Fantastic views from every direction, with well trodden paths and walkways to suit all fitness levels.

1  Thank RandRH
Reviewed 2 May 2017

This is an ideal area to get a taste of the high ground near to road access. The ridge along the spine of The Roaches is easily attained and once on it a steady walk. The are several altenative routes to return to the car....More

Thank Fellwalkermad
Reviewed 1 May 2017

We had another great weekend at the cottage. 6 like minded walkers spent a fantastic weekend in the very cosy Smithy's Cottage and had afternoon cream teas in the tea rooms. Even if you're not into the walking just being their with the breathtaking views...More

1  Thank juliankerby
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

We spent the most of the afternoon driving around all the rocks formations and watching the rock climbers, fabulous views of Leek's valley and it is always a great place to visit during your stay in the Peak District!!!

Thank Robert S
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
May I know where should I park my car in order to hike up these amazing trail to see these rocks? Is it possible to have some postal code for several parking spots that I can use? Is it easy to find the trail to get up there?
31 May 2017|
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Response from Edward B | Reviewed this property |
Make sure you park properly otherwise you get a parking ticket
i was told that their is caves in the rock that people used to live in is this true ????
22 August 2016|
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Response from Kniverbee92 | Reviewed this property |
Hi it is rumoured that people used to live in Luds Church which is seperate from the Roaches but 100% worth the visit, It is essentially a chasm in the ground that appears out of no where.
I have never been to the area, and don't usually venture out on walks alone. Would The Roaches be suitable for a lone walker? Any advice appreciated. Thanks.
15 May 2016|
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Response from Kniverbee92 | Reviewed this property |
Yes the Roaches themselves have well trodden pathways and usually attract quite a few walkers, so you will surely see other people while on the path.