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The Roaches short circular
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Nat Park - Peak District - The Roaches

County/Area - Staffordshire

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 5.0 miles / 8.1 km

Ascent - 800 feet / 242 metres

Time - 3 hours 20 minutes

Grade - easy/mod

The Roaches are a dominant feature of the North Staffordshire landscape and this walk provides a perfect introduction to this rugged area. An integral part of the Peak District National Park, this gritstone edge has superb views over the surrounding area. A GPS File is available for download (see walk description).


 

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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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