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The Roaches and Lud’s Church Walk

By Dave Roberts   

on February 14, 2015    No ratings yet.

The Roaches and Lud’s Church Walk

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11.33 km 332 m

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The Roaches and Lud’s Church Walk

The Roaches in The Peak District are a gritstone escarpment that’s well known as a climber’s paradise, but it’s also good walking country. Rising to 505m, the views can extend to Snowdon and Winter Hill in Lancashire, but obviously only on a good day!

This route extends the interest further by including Lud’s Church, a deep chasm that has reputed to have hidden half the historic fugitives in the UK; from Bonny Prince Charlie to Robin Hood.

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the roaches and lud's church walk

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Dave Roberts founded Walk Eryri in 2004, with the aim of providing routes that are off the beaten track. Walk Eryri is now part of Mud and Routes which continues to provide more off beat routes and walks in Snowdonia and beyond. Dave has been exploring the hills of Eryri for over thirty years, and is a qualified Mountain Leader. Dave also established Walk up Snowdon, Walk up Scafell Pike and Walk up Ben Nevis just to mention a few.

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