Sunday 5th May

Sunday 5th May : The Roaches from Tittesworth Reservoir 8.30 start

 About 9 miles and 1300ft ascent

The walk climbs steadily on tracks, fields and road rising towards The Roaches. We use a narrow path beneath the crags of Hen Cloud before reaching historic Rock Cottage. The ascent onto the main ridge is up good rock steps. The highlight is probably the good stretch on the rocky ridge path passing weathered gritstone formations with views all round, although this is exposed to the elements. Once the main summit is attained there is minimal further ascent.

The descent is gradual: firm tracks and fields lead to a mile of public road back to Tittesworth Water Visitor Centre where we could have tea. Parking is £5 all day, 2 sets of toilets available.