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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Volunteers needed: Roaches crag clean-up

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09/10/2017

The iconic landscape of the Roaches, beloved by walkers and climbers alike needs some help this autumn and you can get involved.
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

Hill hoards: the buried treasures unearthed in Britain’s wild places

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02/09/2015

In the wake of an important archaeological discovery at The Roaches, we take a look back at historic hoards found in the UK’s hills.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Cast your vote to secure conservation funding

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22/09/2014

Between 22 September and 6 October, you can read about all of the projects short-listed for funding from EOCA (European Outdoor Conservation Association) and cast your vote.
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LOCAL AREAS

Grit girls pick the Staffordshire Nose

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24/07/2014

Yesterday, mathematic modeller Sophie Whyte and primary school teacher Lindy Smith overcame the heat wave, Ramshaw Crack and 500 metres of feisty climbing to complete the Staffordshire Gritstone Challenge: a climbing adventure of a deeply traditional style. Their reward? A scotch egg.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Roaches Footpath Appeal needs you

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16/06/2014

Custodian of the iconic Roaches, the Staffordshire Wildlife Trust (SWT), has launched a massive public appeal to traditionally restore the footpaths on the Roaches over the next 3 years.
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GUIDEBOOKS

Pete Whittaker on Headless Horseman Arete: the interview and exclusive video

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17/12/2013

Has this been the best gritstone season ever? Quite possibly. The last couple of months of 2013 has seen the boys and girls applying themselves more than ever before to Peak gritstone to produce endless cutting edge headpoints and flashes of the big routes of the last two decades.
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HUTS

The Don Whillans Hut: a history

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28/06/2013

If you've ever been climbing or walking at the Roaches, you'll probably have seen the Don Whillans Hut, carved into the very rock itself. This unique hut is owned by the BMC and, as Dave Bishop explains, has a long history.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Roaches peregrine chicks go missing

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11/06/2013

The disappearance of peregrine chicks from the Roaches Upper Tier in Staffordshire is a bitter blow following five years of successful breeding and an immense co-operative effort between nature conservation bodies, local volunteers and user groups – including climbers.
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HUTS

Don Whillans Memorial Hut

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20/05/2013

Located at the Roaches in Staffordshire, the Don Whillans Hut is a unique building, superbly located amongst the buttresses and boulders of this historic climbing area.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Roaches Estate gets new lease of life

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30/04/2013

Staffordshire Wildlife Trust is celebrating the beginning of its 125-year lease of the Roaches.
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