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Hen Cloud – The Roaches

Hen Cloud is a large rock hill that overlooks the surrounding scenery and offers some of grit’s finest crack climbs, and these include routes which are amongst the longest anywhere on grit. 

If you’re after a good long walk then this is the one. Probably best to go on a clear day to see the views at the top but still a great walk to do with low visibility.

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Very well pathed, just make sure you follow the signs and you won’t get lost. I burnt 1700 cals so take plenty of food as it does take it out of you.

Found on @peakdistrictwalksuk so give them a follow.

Hen Cloud Information

Location: Hens Cloud, The Roaches & Luds Church, Roach Road, Leek, Peak District, ST13 8UE 📍

Drive: Between 1hr 10 – 1hr 20 from Liverpool

Sat Nav: The Roaches Tea Rooms (There’s no postcode for the road so this will get you on the road) 

Walk Distance: 9-10 miles

Time: 4-6 hours

Cost: Free

Parking: Free (As you’re arriving you’ll see parking on the side of the road)

Dogs/kids: Yes. The walk maybe too long for kids. No pram/wheelchair access 

Please be advised we visited here in January 2021 so some details and information may of changed since our visit.


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