United Kingdom The Roaches

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James Grant

About This Spot

The Roaches is perhaps the most impressive gritstone escarpment in the south-west peak and one of the most unique in the whole of the Peak District. The imposing gritstone face, popular with climbers, rises sharply up into the skyline from the mellow rural Cheshire and Staffordshire fields below. Head up on
top, especially near Doxey Pool and you get a completely different perspective, it looks almost like it was formed in an earthquake as the layers of rock recede into the far distance.

The Roaches derives from the French ‘les roches’ which literally translates to ‘the rocks’. It’s easy to see why, especially when it is so popular with
climbers. There are plenty of other subjects on offer, such as derelict barns and a natural pool high up on top.

The views from the Roaches are also extensive, especially on a clear day. The immediately recognisable hill of Bosley Cloud is what greets you at first, after that you can see The Wirral, The Wrekin, The Malverns and even the Berywns and Snowdon in Wales.

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