The Roaches

21st March 2009

The Roaches reprobates prepare to enter the hallowed ground of Lud's Church
The Roaches reprobates prepare to enter the hallowed ground of Lud's Church
The front door
The front door
down into the crypt
down into the crypt
onwards
onwards

and onwards
and onwards
the ascent begins
the ascent begins
the stairway to heaven
the stairway to heaven
light at the end of the tunnel
light at the end of the tunnel

nearly there
nearly there
verdant scenery
verdant scenery
looking back into the void
looking back into the void
the path out of Gradbach Wood upwards towards the Roaches
the path out of Gradbach Wood upwards towards the Roaches

the troops stop for refreshments at Roach End before the final push for the summit
the troops stop for refreshments at Roach End before the final push for the summit
disappearing into the mist along the Roaches ridge
disappearing into the mist along the Roaches ridge
tiptoeing past the inky depths of the Doxey Pool
tiptoeing past the inky depths of the Doxey Pool
negotiating the final tricky path of the ridge
negotiating the final tricky path of the ridge

starting the descent
starting the descent
luncheon in the shade of Rockhall
luncheon in the shade of Rockhall
looking back towards Rockhall at the southern end of the Roaches
looking back towards Rockhall at the southern end of the Roaches
a moments reflection
a moments reflection

striking for home along Shawside
striking for home along Shawside
looking back upon the mist shrouded Roaches ridge
looking back upon the mist shrouded Roaches ridge
the sun tries it's hardest
the sun tries it's hardest
regrouping at Blackbank
regrouping at Blackbank

Black Brook
Black Brook
off we go again
off we go again
the final mile beneath Goldsitch Moss, alongside Black Brook and back to the cars
the final mile beneath Goldsitch Moss, alongside Black Brook and back to the cars
The Red Lion, Bakewell for well earned refreshments
The Red Lion, Bakewell for well earned refreshments

one for the road
one for the road

Walk led by Graham D; photos by Steven C
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