The Roaches and Lud's Church Loop

MODERATE 4 reviews

The Roaches and Lud's Church Loop is a 12.2 kilometer heavily trafficked loop trail located near Leek, England, United Kingdom that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and nature trips and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
12.2 km
ELEVATION GAIN
444 m
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

lake

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

no shade

From the road, climb about 500 ft to the ridge. Hike along the ridge and get great views of East Cheshire, The Staffordshire Dales, and sights such as Bosley Cloud (also a good hike), and Kinder Scout. Descend through a pasture, and follow sign left to Lud's Church. This not a physical church but a 60 ft deep chasm that was used in the 14th century as a meeting place by the Lollard sect. There is much in Wikipedia on both the Lollards and Lud's Church.

3 days ago

Good walk, good views - you can see for miles, Luds "Church" interesting, walk can be muddy. Busy on summer weekends.

hiking
1 month ago

Very nice day hike. Very good views and awesome crevice. The stream was peaceful and trail was nice.

hiking
1 month ago