Roaches on a cool autumn morning

Last week I returned to the Roaches in the Staffordshire moorlands fifteen months after a disastrous photo walk (severely spraining my elbow being chased by a cow!).

It was a very quiet morning, few people rambling, and the atmosphere was fairly hazy. However, after a short hike to the plateau, it was a very pleasant stroll along the ridge. The three photos below give a flavour of the countryside and views.


Roaches ridge looking towards Tittesworth reservoir

Stunning rock formations and woodland below give a dramatic feel all the way along the edge.


Marshes and heather on the plateau

There was a mysterious yet peaceful feel on the plateau with just birds and mist to keep me company. A long exposure photo blurred the water in the marsh nicely.


View over to the Cheshire Plain with the Cloud and Jodrell Bank

The vista across towards Cheshire was beautiful even on a hazy day. Jodrell Bank telescope shone in the sunlight whilst we were clearly amongst low cloud. A great walk, one I must return to for a sunset view someday.

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