A church, a hanging and a gun. A day walk

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Lowland and Hill Walks
Jun 12

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The walk is approximately 13 miles (20km) with an elevation gain of 500m ). There are steep sections, some long, throughout

This walk is long and varied with stunning views throughout. If we have good weather, it would be the icing on the cake.

We start at Tittesworth Water, just north of Leek. A great starting point with wide reaching views of the Roaches, a popular landmark in the Peak district. 

We walk up and along the Roaches with stunning views in all directions before heading down into Lud's Church, a deep chasm with a secret history of religious significance. One of the highlights on the walk.

From Lud's Church we head over to Hanging Stone,  a precarious rock outcrop on Back Forest Ridge overlooking Swythamley Hall.  The Rock is extra special not just for it's weird aspect but because it has two inscriptions one for a much loved dog and the other for Lt Col Courtney Brocklehurst - the man responsible for the presence of the wallabies on the Roaches.

After a stop for lunch, we head up onto Gun, an undistinguished hill that punches above its weight, but with panoramic views of the surrounding countryside.

From Gun, we head back down to Tittesworth Water.


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Roaches in Staffordshire
Luds Church
Luds Church
view of tittesworth water
Roaches in Staffordshire
Luds Church
Luds Church
view of tittesworth water


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