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Walks Overview

These walks are and will be centred on the Roaches and will initially be of about 2 hours duration so that they could be done after work in the lighter months or as a quick work out in the winter. This will give you plenty of time to visit the pub or tea rooms to chill out after your exertions. More walks will be added in due course. This page gives you a quick overview, click on the link to get a detailed description with pictures.

GPS data has been added on the detailed walk page for those who want to navigate by phone or other device.

If you see a wallaby on your travels don't forget to tell us about it. Also if you've see one in the past please tell us your story.

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Walk 1 A Circular walk from Roach End to Lud Church and High Forest Ridge

Total distance about 3miles. Total walking time 1.5 to 2 hours

Lud Curch


Walk2 A circular walk from Roaches gate to Docksey Pool via Rock hall and the south end of the Roaches.

Total distance about 2 miles. Total walking time about 1hr 15 mins

Rock hall


Walk 3 Circular walk from Roaches gate to Dains Mill and Hen Cloud

Total distance about 2.5 miles. Total walking time about 1hr 30 mins

dains mill


Walk 4 Circular walk from Roach End to Hanging Stone via Back Forest Ridge, High Forest and Clough Head

Total distance about 4 miles. Total walking time about 2hr 30 mins


Walk 5 Circular walk from Roaches gate to Five Clouds Quarries, Docksey Pool, Roaches highest point, Shawside and return between Hen Cloud and the Roaches.

Total time about 2hr 30mins - about 4miles.

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