– Lat/Long: 53.17° N 2.00° W

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The Roaches mountain guide

Hen Cloud from The Roaches photo

The Roaches

Photo credit: Dan

  • Elevation: 505 m
  • Difficulty: Scramble
  • Best months to climb: March, April, May, June, July, August
  • Convenient center: Leek

The Roaches, with Hen Cloud and Ramshaw Rocks, form a gritstone escarpment which marks the south-western edge of the Peak. Best viewed from the approach along the Leek road, they stand as a line of silent sentinels guarding the entrance to the Peak District, worn into fantastic shapes by the elements. The whole area is a favourite place with walkers and rock-climbers, and the edges provide some of the best gritstone climbing in the country, with famous classic routes such as Valkyrie, the Sloth and The Swan. In some ways the area has become a victim of its own popularity for the area is very busy at weekends

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10 other mountain peaks closest to The Roaches:

1. Gun (Staffordshire) (373 m) 3.8 km
2. Gun Hill (373 m) 3.8 km
3. Axe Edge (551 m) 6.1 km
4. Shutlingsloe (506 m) 6.3 km
5. Cheeks Hill (520 m) 6.5 km
6. Chrome Hill (425 m) 7.7 km
7. Parkhouse Hill (360 m) 8.4 km
8. The Cloud (Peak District) (343 m) 9.6 km
9. Shining Tor (559 m) 10.0 km
10. High Wheeldon (422 m) 10.1 km