Luds Church & The Roaches Walk - October 20th

Posted 30/10/2018

Our Roaches Walk was, as ever a wonderful day out for DVWG.

Arriving early for the walk some of our party opted for some refreshment at the wonderful Roaches Tearoom before commencing the walk.

The walk started with a walk up the road, passing Hen Cloud, passing Rock Hall and ascending the steep stone steps onto the beginning of the path on the top of The Roaches.

We soon reached Doxey Pool, one of the country’s top picnic sites, before continuing to the highest point of the ridge marked with a Trig point. There were fabulous views here.

After a customary picture, we continued to Roach End where David Kirk was allegedly seen parting with money for an ice cream.

After our shocked party had regained consciousness, we continued along the path before descending into Forest Wood.

In the autumn sunshine the wood was very busy, a short circuit of the wood led us to the entrance of Lud’s Church, the huge chasm which is said to have links to medieval heresy.

Regardless, visiting Lud’s Church is a must for walking enthusiasts, just to walk through and see its shear size & splendour. 

A lunch break in Forest Wood was followed with a circuit of the wood before retracing our steps across The Roaches, where we descended a slightly different route to the road to avoid the awkward steps.

Returning to the road we found most of our party had received a parking ticket.

A quick beer in the Ye Old Rock, brought to the end this lovely, expensive walk.

Well done to all who attended.