SK0062 : Rock face on The Roaches

taken 4 months ago, near to Upper Hulme, Staffordshire, Great Britain

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Rock face on The Roaches
Rock face on The Roaches
The Roaches are probably named from the French "rochers" for rocks. They form dramatic rock formations and rise in two tiers from a pine belt, while below are the distinctive gulleys and gritstone rock faces of Five Clouds. Climbing routes have such names as The Mincer, Crack of Gloom and Death Knoll. The Roaches syncline has successive layers of grit and sandstone. From the top there are fine views to the west in the direction of the Cheshire plain as well as to the south, as here to Tittesworth Reservoir and beyond.

This view is at the top of the lower tier looking up to the rock faces of the upper tier.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 25 October, 2017   (more nearby)
Friday, 3 November, 2017
Geographical Context
Geological interest  Rocks, Scree, Cliffs 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 0057 6235 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:9.4967N 1:59.5758W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 0054 6237
View Direction
East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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