The Roaches

sunset at The Roaches - Peak District Photography

Published: 16th March 2015 at 11:27 am. Posted in Blog.

The Roaches are one of the Peak Districts best known and most popular locations. Situated high above Leek and the Tittesworth Reservoir the Roaches, along with Ramshaw Rocks and Hen Cloud, form a dramatic gritstone escarpment with spectacular views and unique rock formations. The area is very popular with photographers, hikers, rock climbers and freerunners alike.


View along the edge of The Roaches towards Hen Cloud.

I had originally planned my trip to The Roaches to capture a shot similar to this, except from one of the further outcrops. Unfortunately with 50mph gusts whilst standing on the edge of cliff, I decided to be sensible and save it for another trip. I just managed to grab this single sharp image before heading lower down out of the wind.

This is my favourite image captured further down the ridge. I think it has a really peaceful feel even though it was about 1 degree with gale force winds! I was extremely happy to even manage a sharp image!


Beautiful sunset afterglow behind The Roaches.

The actual sunset at The Roaches wasn’t up to much, but on the drive back there was some gorgeous afterglow colour, so I pulled over to capture this image of the back of the roaches.

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