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The Roaches and Lud's Church
Introduction to Walk 1178

Photo from the walk - The Roaches and Lud's Church

Nat Park - Peak District - The Roaches

County/Area - Staffordshire

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 7.3 miles / 11.8 km

Ascent - 1340 feet / 406 metres

Time - 5 hours 0 minutes

Grade - moderate

The Roaches and Lud's Church are the highlights of this Peak District walk in the North Staffordshire sector of the National Park. This is some of the best walking in the area with superb views from the gritstone escarpment that is the basis of the Roaches. A GPS File is available for download (see walk description).

Please maintain social distancing - keep at least 2 metres away from other walkers. This applies in England. Wales & Scotland have different and stricter rules which do not allow walking away from home.

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Note : The distances quoted to other walks in the vicinity are measured in a straight line. The distance by road may be further.

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