Rock Climbing and Wallabies

A short distance from Tittesworth Water are the Staffordshire Roaches, set on the edge of the Peak District.

Famous for its buzzards and Wallabies. Apparently a group of wallabies were released in the area in the 1930's from a private zoo. Their number has slowly declined over the years and the last photographic evidence was taken 4 years ago. However, the odd wallaby has been spotted since then by walkers and also further into the Peak District such as in the vicinity of Kinder Scout - perhaps their numbers are not in decline, but they have just decided to relocate to somewhere more suited to their needs...

The scenery of the Roaches is fantastic, which makes it popular with walkers. When conditions are clear, it is possible to see Cheshire and Lancashire to the north, more of the Peak District to the east and even as far as Snowden, looking westwards to Wales.

Although there is some woodland terrain here, most of it is quite rocky - in fact, The Roaches gets its name from the French "les roches ", meaning the rocks.  And this is why it is such a popular place for climbing enthusiasts.


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