The Roaches

The Roaches is a stunning gritstone escarpment located in the Peak District National Park, near Leek in Staffordshire, England. It’s renowned for its dramatic rock formations, rugged landscape, and panoramic views over the surrounding countryside.

This natural wonder offers a range of activities for outdoor enthusiasts. Hikers and climbers are drawn to the area for its challenging routes and scenic trails. There are paths suitable for all levels of ability, from gentle walks along the ridge to more strenuous climbs up the rocks themselves.

In addition to hiking and climbing, The Roaches is a popular spot for wildlife watching and bird spotting. The area is home to a variety of bird species, including peregrine falcons, ravens, and wheatears, making it a haven for birdwatchers.

For those who prefer a more leisurely visit, The Roaches also offer stunning views that can be enjoyed from the comfort of the car park area or nearby picnic spots. It’s a fantastic place to soak in the natural beauty of the Peak District and experience the rugged charm of this iconic landscape.