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Explore the Roaches Guided Walk and Talk

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Event Name Explore the Roaches Guided Walk and Talk
Start Date 19th Mar 2019 11:00 am
End Date 19th Mar 2019 1:00 pm
Duration 2 hours

Join the South West Peak Landscape Partnership for a guided walk and talk along the iconic Roaches on Tuesday 19 March at 11:00am!

This walk will meet at the parking area to the west of the Don Whillans Memorial Hut where we will discuss the history of this unique area, which is recognized both nationally and internationally for its importance habitats and wildlife. We will then head up to Doxey Pool (beware the mermaid!) and hear about the unique folklore and cultural history that makes this location so special. We will then take a different route back down towards the parking area and see if we can spot any of our feathered or furry friends that we might have missed on the way up. 

This walk is suitable for all but be aware of some steep and muddy tracks on the ascent and descent. The walk will be ~2 miles long and will last a maximum of 2 hours. To ensure that everyone has a great time please make sure that appropriate dress is worn for the weather. Well-behaved dogs are welcome. Be aware that there are no facilities on site but The Roaches Tea Room is nearby.

A suggested donation of £2 for this walk is payable at the meeting point before we begin.

Booking is Essential. To book please email:

Andy Tetlow

Click here to learn more about the Roaches and our partner the Staffordshire Wildlife Trust.

Route Map:

Roaches March Walk

Sunny Roaches