The Roaches and Lud’s Church

Reblogged from Crosbyman


46 The Roaches

The gritstone edge of The Roaches form the western boundary of the Peak District. The name is derived from the French ‘rochers’ for rocks. We were there to do a reccee for the next walk with Crosby Rambling Club.

We parked at the Visitors Centre at Tittesworth Reservoir as this is where the coach will park next week. We then had to walk a mile and a half to the parking place at Rockall which is the normal starting point for the walk. We followed a lower path between huge rocks and trees before climbing up a steep path to gain the ridge. Our way was now to the left along the ridge from where we could look down over the Cheshire and Staffordshire Plain and to Tittesworth Reservoir below.


Soon we came to Doxey Pool, a mysterious place with no inlet or outlet stream.

52 Towards Doxey Pool

We continued along the ridge…

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