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TP6422 - The Roaches
19th May 2013 12:15 by Mypoorblisters
Good weather. Peregrines nesting in the rocks so careful climb onto the edges. To here after visiting Jenny Greenteeth in her pool, and then onwards to Ludds Church and finally the ice-cream man
5th May 2013 15:03 by RichardL
Been here several times before, usually after climbing on the Skyline area.
5th May 2013 00:00 by bogdodger
27th Apr 2013 00:00 by bogdodger
2nd Apr 2013 15:27 by fitzydan
Second trig of the day and again found whilst geocaching in the area as the YOSM has visited this one. Superb walk up to this one and rewarded with splendid views. We could even see Shutlingsloe that we had visited earlier this morning.
2nd Apr 2013 15:27 by THE SNAPPERS
Again with fitzydan,second of the day whilst caching.good walk up with stunning views on this now sunny day.well worth the effort!
4th Feb 2013 15:54 by postie grum
It was a windy damp day but enjoyable.
4th Jan 2013 15:43 by The Geotourers
Unfortunately the cloud came down just before we got to it so we didn't get a view from the top.
26th Oct 2012 16:30 by Ron Plasma
Can't be many more "long 'ens" to do in The Peak District for me! The joy on retirement - being able to park at the Roaches on a sunny day. Made the mistake of taking the Hen Clouds path first, before realising this is up and down for no reason. Little sign of climbers on here. Congratulations I guess for leaving the birdies alone. Second attempt started with a bit of a quogmire, but a little better on the top. Still few climbers. Fewer still wallabies. (None!) Pillar one of those ones you can see from a distance, and refuses to get any nearer! Nearer caught by sunset, but put on a spurt and managed the lovely Lazy Trout in due course.
5th Sep 2012 00:12 by Young Thropp
14th Aug 2012 12:49 by Jonesduo 2
7th Aug 2012 14:22 by al60uk
15th Jul 2012 15:00 by moonbeams_7
Awesome clear day, again we could see for miles, Somewhere we came because of geocaching yet again.
8th Jul 2012 13:30 by Bruce Boughton
20th Jun 2012 10:13 by wrighty
Super up here today with good clear all round views. Well worth a visit.
17th Jun 2012 09:46 by slateloose
15th Jun 2012 00:00 by lomy
13th Jun 2012 12:00 by heeddie
5th Jun 2012 14:40 by Dusty
18th May 2012 15:07 by dangorman
2nd May 2012 00:00 by Curlew
15th Apr 2012 12:30 by arranc
24th Mar 2012 15:30 by Foinavon
I last came here when I was 12 in 1982. Its great to be back!
17th Mar 2012 18:48 by Delta68
Enjoyed the walk on The Roaches this afternoon
16th Mar 2012 13:31 by Aye Jimmy
Had not been to the Roaches since my climbing days, and had never visited the trig. Pleasant spot. Large benchmark on rock 2m away.
The Roaches Trig and benchmark.
30th Jan 2012 15:43 by painterman61
Climbed HVS7a to trig only joking good parking and path at roach end of excellent views lots of tors on way, trig in vgc plug missing.
26th Jan 2012 10:10 by tjg
22nd Oct 2011 14:11 by Ham Shady
15th Oct 2011 12:00 by Walker Dan
Nice day for a walk over the Roaches - fine and sunny.
26th Sep 2011 13:30 by Tuco Ramirez
Sunny Clear day, with graet views to be had on all sides of the Roaches, Pillar a bit undercut
26th Aug 2011 15:54 by leakster
2nd Aug 2011 12:24 by Whats the Point
Followed the route in “Peak District Trigpointing Walks” Parked in the lay by and climbed Hen Cloud then on to the Roaches – continued through Lud’s Church and past Swythambey Hall to Gun Hill. Very impressed with Lud’s Church well worth a visit – one of the best features in the Peak District. Good views from the trigpoint on a hot humid day.
17th Jul 2011 11:45 by Sandisox
Passed this trig on a group walk in wet and misty conditions.
9th Jul 2011 11:10 by mrs moo cow
Parked at Roach End & strolled up to pillar. Views over to Jodrall Bank. Pillar quite undercut.
The Roaches ©mrs moo cow
30th Jun 2011 12:06 by sniffadogz
Great walk along the ridge to this.
21st Jun 2011 09:45 by 45378
First of four visits this week escorting Y9 pupils on their annual hike and camp. They go from the A54 just short of the Cat & Fiddle junction via Gradbach (o/night) and onto the Roaches to Tittesworth. Some good navigators, but some clearly terrified/bored and struggling.
1st May 2011 13:46 by Terry L
No plug. Public. Access Land. Peak District National Park. Ascent from north - Roach End - before embarking on magnificent ridge walk along the crest. Rough going in places, but fairly straightforward. Superb location for a trig pillar.
28th Apr 2011 12:29 by tigger4242
Nice walk up to this trig on good paths. Great views
24th Apr 2011 15:21 by whitepeakplodder
10th Apr 2011 13:37 by Orchards Finest
Fantastic views and weather that you would hope to experience in the south of France.
10th Apr 2011 12:39 by leevoda
Found on a short walk with my family before parting our ways and heading back to Leeds. Fantastic day and a view to die for! You would almost believe it was summer. TFTC
29th Mar 2011 11:17 by knoutberry
26th Mar 2011 10:30 by Boneychest
24th Mar 2011 16:00 by PeteBoggs
22nd Mar 2011 10:15 by shropshire lasses
caching on the roaches great day
17th Mar 2011 13:31 by iannotts
9th Mar 2011 15:00 by sjr
6th Feb 2011 12:30 by Eeee Bi Gum
Good clear views today, spotted The Wrekin in the distance on this very windy day. Trig appears to be in very good conditon
27th Oct 2010 16:15 by Sven
Another white one. Superb views, as the sun was going down, all around including the Cheshire Gap. Arrived after visit to Lud's Church. Lovely weathered rocks on the approach. What a pity I missed Chingwakabungya by less than three hours.
27th Oct 2010 13:30 by Chingwakabungya
Fantastic views in all directions, really enjoyed the location. Also found the nearby Geocache.
27th Oct 2010 11:41 by hdke
26th Oct 2010 14:54 by NogintheNog
25th Oct 2010 13:00 by robinhood
Expansive views all round and well worth the visit. Could see Jodrell Bank in the distance. Strange pond,Doxey Pool, further down the path at 004628. How did it get there?
14th Oct 2010 13:11 by heavyhorses
Nice walk, shame about the fog !
9th Oct 2010 14:00 by Dingo749
Was running around the local area with some friends and went passed this trig. Found in quite good condition and the views up there were amazing!! :)
5th Oct 2010 20:14 by captain gore-tex
Another great trig in this area bagged.
also in red ©captain gore-tex
30th Sep 2010 14:42 by [Monki]
Out for a walk up the Roaches great views YSM066
25th Sep 2010 13:00 by sam.p8
28th Aug 2010 14:50 by Bourne
Parked at the tea rooms and walked over to trig, was raining today but the clouds broke free when we got to the trig to have our packed lunch
Taking a rest Taking a Rest©Bourne
24th Aug 2010 14:30 by CURRYSCRIM
Re visited after some years. Weather appalling - strong winds and heavy rain so didn't hang around.
15th Aug 2010 11:45 by billysdad2003
3rd Jul 2010 12:15 by tbsc8
Quite windy at the trig today but nice and clear with good views towards the cheshire plain
23rd Jun 2010 12:04 by Pharisee
My first time on ‘The Roaches’ but I don’t think it will be my last. There’s room to park just north of the cattle grid at the bend in the road, north west of the pillar. From there it’s an easy climb up to the trig point along a paved path for the most part. The ‘ground’ around the base of the pillar looks to have been eroded away but I’d be surprised if there ever was enough soil up there for the base to have been covered. It was probably built that way. The pillar is painted white and in good condition, apart from the missing centre plug. At a recorded 1685ft above sea level, this is the highest trigpoint of my 2 day sortie into the West Midlands. The views are spectacular… or would be if it weren’t so hazy. Interestingly, there is a large benchmark arrow incised into a boulder close to the pillar. Evidence of an earlier triangulation, maybe?
2nd May 2010 00:00 by bogdodger
18th Apr 2010 00:00 by Lost Lad
Pathfinder Guide - Peak District Walks (2008): The Roaches & Lud's Church. A bit of an overcast day but a great location.
14th Apr 2010 12:03 by sykesfamily
Bagged on a walk from Rock Hall to Gradbach YHA
10th Apr 2010 08:44 by barnsley skip
First time walked the Roaches parked car in roadside parking to the south of trig. Nice walk about 2 miles with great views over valley. passed Rockhall a house built into rocks. Trig in good condition.
27th Mar 2010 16:35 by melch
19th Mar 2010 19:35 by Lodgebarn
While finding the nearby geocache. It was dark but fun.
16th Mar 2010 09:05 by StaffsGeo
A Lovely View The trig-point is behind us - We got a passer by to take it for us.©StaffsGeo
27th Feb 2010 11:00 by AndrewC
14th Nov 2009 11:50 by Chris9870
Visited on a stormy november morning but the visibility was excellent until we set off back and the rain came very heavy. Made it back to the Roaches tea rooms like drowned rats. Lovely area, and TP in same condition as before. Spider is open and the ground is eroding away from the base, but looks like it has had a new coat of paint recently. We should paint them all like this.
30th Sep 2009 12:45 by CandS37
Our first time up the Roaches. A fantastic day out and great views
The Roaches Pillar ©CandS37
21st Aug 2009 12:24 by bluewhitereg
Splendid views on a lovely evening.
25th Jul 2009 12:00 by Chalky
7th Jun 2009 09:37 by wrose
Visited whilst walking with my walking group - The Irregulars, LDWA - on the Head in the Clouds route. Very cold and windy for June. Easy access on foot path. Wonderful views.
9th May 2009 00:00 by Bramley
8th May 2009 17:03 by AndyKeen
11th Apr 2009 14:40 by Dodders
Trig visited whilst walking The Roaches. Great views all around.
11th Apr 2009 14:28 by Bredon Marshions
BUSY! Done whilst walking on the Roaches and doinga bit of caching too. Sun was shining.
2nd Apr 2009 12:00 by Mazdaman
14th Mar 2009 00:00 by Rupertal
27th Dec 2008 12:00 by stonefielders
21st Dec 2008 12:52 by CLM Griffiths
took part in the Roaches Christmas Cracker - some runners went straight past, but bagging trigs is my game.
21st Dec 2008 12:52 by Martin Griffiths - DPFR
took part in the Roaches Christmas Cracker - some runners missed it, but just had to touch the trig, maybe lost 20 seconds max,
9th Nov 2008 14:51 by splash
There was a fell race on when my Mum and made our way up. it was very windy on the edge and a touch chilly
18th Oct 2008 13:29 by scooby scrappy and mp
Paint still wet on trig, bright white shining trig could be seen for miles today, fab views & beautiful location.
7th Oct 2008 00:00 by knobbly stiles
19th Jun 2008 13:02 by rayk
Great view of Shutlingsloe
11th May 2008 14:00 by Stokesy
Found on a 10 mile walk across the Roaches
1st Mar 2008 11:19 by THE CYCLIST
Difficult to walk in a straight line due to the strength of the wind over the ridge!
23rd Feb 2008 13:30 by Dizzley
My first logged trigpoint. Visited with friends on a circuit from Rockhall Cottage to Ludschurch and back.
6th Feb 2008 12:00 by mtb mick
Good perch for views over Cheshire Plain to west. Jodrell Bank could be seen 20 miles away. Bagged on a walk from Wincle via Roach End.
The Roaches, 505m Nice views over the Cheshire Plain
26th Jan 2008 12:45 by gushoneybun
Great views, but very windy. Elevation 502mtrs
He was happy Honest! This one was on the YOSM page for a while©gushoneybun
1st Dec 2007 11:30 by ivanidea
Visited whilst caching.
17th Oct 2007 15:30 by carly_robinson
Built a fantastic little snowman on top of it....but then a child knocked it down.
15th Oct 2007 14:30 by Dougsta
Amazing views all-round!!! Espeially after snow!!!
3rd Aug 2007 21:36 by Carly_angel
29th Jul 2007 15:23 by theblack
Very busy area on a sunny Sunday afternoon, trig in good order
23rd Jun 2007 14:20 by Tizzie
Great views despite the clouds
12th May 2007 11:30 by Trigglets
Walked up from the road by Windygates, lots of climbers. Heavy shower as we set off, but turned out to be quite clear when we arrived at the top.
14th Apr 2007 15:25 by ted
Plug replaced by plastic cover; all sighting holes open but centre mark not visible. Large cut BM nearby. Hazy views of scattered farmhouses. Interesting rock formations.
18th Feb 2007 13:35 by RickC
GD place to visit great views and rock formations/edges, although best to be visited early as its like Clapham junction in the afternoon, the trig looks as if its just recieved a new lick of paint which it sticks out from miles away can b seen right from ramshaw rocks, and it looked in gd condition to me.
The Roaches /\©RickC
7th Feb 2007 12:57 by kingofgeography
great area to visit
18th Nov 2006 16:00 by also_cute_and_fluffy
Great trig for a day out. Close to Doxey Pool. Lots of parking on road below Five Clouds, but can get quite busy. Alternative parking at Roach End (closer to trig) Superb 360 views, Tittesworth Reservoir and The Cloud visible. Trig in good condition, worn concrete base. Looks like a recent coat of paint.
22nd Oct 2006 10:54 by unowho67
Enjoyed this walk.
Rather wet day ©unowho67
21st Oct 2006 12:00 by peregrinus
vgc, white, plastic cap. Just a quick bag from Roach End this time. Classic Dark Peak outcroppy summit, v attractive view, stunning sky with weather front just arriving.
26th Aug 2006 00:00 by bogdodger
21st Aug 2006 10:37 by bargee
up here after a ftf on the jenny greenteeth cache was 4th
12th Mar 2006 08:27 by Lone Walker
Howling wind and snow just starting to fall didn't detract from the great views and then up to Lud's Church for the "Wow!" factor. Pillar itself seemed to be in good condition, plastic plug intact, some paint and no major damage, plinth is a little eroded, but no worse than many other "good condition" trigs IMHO.
28th Jan 2006 12:37 by lookingmrb&pwb
Visited the pillar then onto the cache. nice walk but farther ted (superted on geocaching) beat me to it.
28th Jan 2006 11:20 by Father Ted
I'd hired out Gradbach Youth Hostel for our traditional January trip for 60 of us. A group of 13 of us walked up from the hostel on this fine and sunny day, but only me took a photo of the flush bracket!
5th Dec 2005 13:42 by birder1951
12th Nov 2005 11:46 by Keith Stevens
I like the Roaches. This is one of at least a dozen visits. I've seen a Wallaby once! (they escaped 40 years ago from a private zoo nearby). Went round in a loop and got 'Gun' as well. Pillar is OK. Public
7th Nov 2005 17:41 by norsch
16th Oct 2005 10:03 by Glaslyn
Pleasant walk bit busy .Views still v misty.
19th Sep 2005 00:00 by JimJinks
Quite cold in the wind along the ridge, but worth it for the experience.
12th Mar 2005 12:42 by browni
Second of the day and done at the same time as Staffordshire highest Geocache
It's windy up here Trig point showing views over the Cheshire Plane.
6th Jan 2005 12:22 by Bridgeman
Easiest access is from Roach End. Very windy on visit. Base of trig point eroded.
20th Nov 2004 14:15 by Historian
My twelfth visit, but the first in snow (first visited 18 July 1989).
17th Oct 2004 14:13 by sky high boys
We did Valkyrie. It was ace. Then got sandbagged into something called the Pincer (its soft VS he says.....) no its not. Took a wee huff for a bit, and strolled over to the trig point for a fag and also to think up a suitable revenge for my intended victim ;-)
Me topped out on Pincer HVS 5a ©sky high boys
16th Oct 2004 00:00 by caroleengel
9th Sep 2004 00:00 by Managra
Aggregate rather than concrete. Plastic plug. Concrete plinth eroded.
28th Mar 2004 14:15 by smiley dog
excellent rocky edge ,no sign of those wallabys
28th Feb 2004 12:30 by beeley
lovely view in the sunny snowy conditions today
21st Feb 2004 13:50 by DomHeknows
VERY windy as per the photo I uploaded for the geocache, http://www.geocaching.com/seek/log.aspx?IID=f1850dab-a4d5-428d-b70f-190d64f01773&LID=2965402
15th Feb 2004 11:42 by aRRKS
7th Feb 2004 12:00 by Budak_Melayu
On the popular Roaches ridge with excellent views of Tittesworth Reservoir and Leek to the South. The base is slightly damaged.
7th Dec 2003 10:28 by discjirm
Visited the trig point on a circular walk from Leek. The Roaches are beautiful, even in the winter sunshine. A footpath runs right past the pillar, which is at the southern end of the hill ridge.
The Roaches trig point. The Roaches trig point.©discjirm
12th Sep 2003 14:00 by soloist
A good day walking, and climbing. Too hot and had to ration water
20th Aug 2003 21:33 by teasel
Bonus - this is currently also geocache GC45CC (moves around from trigopint to trigpoint). Missing centre plug. Nice views from here, even at night.
23rd Jun 2003 14:30 by The Peak Plodders
Very windy day - had to concentrate on staying upright on occation, and the Davidsac has given me a balck eye. However great views from here, shame I couldn't stay around long. Not 100% sure of the FB number, scribbled in much haste and no camera :-(( Central core thing missing
21st Dec 2002 00:00 by Deego
one of my favourite places for walking been past here many times. Loverly views but can be windy at times.this was the first trigpoint I ever logged................... REVISIT 06/09/03 Nice walk past the trig...........................REVIST 25/10/03 Very misty today on top here placing My nearby cache staffordshires highest cache..................REVISIT 31/8/04 Here to change the log sheet.................11/06/05 To check the cache. nice here today.
15th Nov 2002 11:45 by CURRYSCRIM
A good ramble and excellent views
18th Aug 2001 13:20 by ocean soul
14th May 1999 15:45 by dugswell2
Great walk over the Roaches and onto Luds Church on sunny afternoon.
9th May 1999 12:00 by barryhunter
Been there, touched it. It wasnt a particlly clear day, and walk cut short due to member dislocating here angle on the decent to the NW :-(
16th Apr 1999 17:19 by asbown
16th Jul 1996 10:31 by Rhayader_wanderer
1st Mar 1996 13:16 by Marshsand
Visited during the early days of hill walking.
30th Sep 1995 00:00 by mickandshane
Base eroded, plug missing.
16th Feb 1994 11:00 by Particle
2nd May 1990 10:26 by fasgadh
Often been busy at the southern end of the ridge, but have walked past the pillar,pool and other delights of th Roaches skyline a few times. No wallabies though.
18th Jul 1989 00:00 by Historian
25th May 1988 18:00 by gemini man
Visited whilst on the 1998 LDWA White Peak 100
12th Nov 1987 12:00 by desperate dan
Came past here during a fell race.
8th Feb 1981 00:18 by Bergfuehrer
Staffordshire. Checkpoint two on the Octavian Droobers night race. Also here on 22 Nov 87, the actual date of the fell race, mentioned in next entry by Desperate Dan.