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

Nat Park - Peak District - The Roaches

County/Area - Staffordshire

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 7.0 miles / 11.4 km

Ascent - 1200 feet / 364 metres

Time - 4 hours 40 minutes

Grade - easy/mod

The Roaches are a popular place to walk offering dramatic views in this part of North Staffordshire. This Peak District walk in the western moors includes Lud's Church a deep chasm that has some interesting historical connections. A GPS File is available for download (see walk description).

Please maintain social distancing - keep at least 2 metres away from other walkers.


 

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Walks from the same start

Walk 1707
The Roaches short circular
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 5.0 miles / 8.1 km

Other walks nearby

Walk 1178
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The Roaches and Lud's Church
Grade - moderate
Length - 7.3 miles / 11.8 km
Walk 1288
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The Roaches & Hen Cloud from Tittesworth Reservoir
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Length - 8.5 miles / 13.8 km
Walk 2577
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Hawk's Nest, Goldstitch Moss & Lud's Church
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Length - 8.0 miles / 13 km
Walk 1596
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Lud's Church and Roach End from Gradbach
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 4.5 miles / 7.3 km
Walk 1598
2.8 miles / 4.5 km away
Lud's Church, Back Forest & Clough Head from Gradbach
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 6.8 miles / 11.1 km
Walk 3323
2.8 miles / 4.5 km away
Three Shires Head & Knotbury from Gradbach
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 7.1 miles / 11.5 km
Walk 3197
2.8 miles / 4.5 km away
Flash, Knotbury & Three Shires Head from Gradbach
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 8.2 miles / 13.3 km
Walk 2519
4.4 miles / 7.0 km away
The Cloud from Rushton Spencer
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 9.0 miles / 14.6 km
Walk 2604
4.4 miles / 7.0 km away
Dane Valley & Wincle from Rushton Spencer
Grade - moderate
Length - 9.5 miles / 15.4 km
Walk 2310
4.4 miles / 7.0 km away
The Cloud from Rushton Spencer (short route)
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 5.0 miles / 8.1 km

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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