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Penygadair

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The Roaches and Lud's church 17/07/17
« on: 17:22:27, 18/07/17 »
OK, I know it's old hat but for me it was a trip onto uncharted territory. I parked at Upper Hulme and followed the masses onto the ridge, past Docksey Pool and the trig point to Roach End from where I did a quick out and back to Lud's Church.


Fortunately there was an ice cream van at Roach End and as I sat enjoying my treat. a guy with a dog arrived and bought two Super Whippy cornets. You've guessed - one was for the dog. Never seen anything disappear so fast.


Two disappointments. Docksey Pool was surrounded by dozens of "pool slugs" so no photo. Secondly I found that the trig point is not the highest point in Staffs. Cheek Hill is 15m higher. Oh well, win some, lose some. But a great day out.  O0
































Lud's Church photos all wrong so omitted. Bluidy Tinypics.


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Re: The Roaches and Lud's church 17/07/17
« Reply #1 on: 18:27:45, 18/07/17 »
Fab pics Penygadair  O0   Popular/touristy it may be but it's still a cracking walk with great views.  That ice cream van must make a fortune - there were queues when we did it as a forum meet last year.
 
Well done on snapping the UFO by the way (pic 6)  ;)   ;D
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Re: The Roaches and Lud's church 17/07/17
« Reply #2 on: 18:48:33, 18/07/17 »

Well done on snapping the UFO by the way (pic 6)  ;)   ;D


Thought it might be Beefy and his drone, but no. The guy looked nothing like B  :) :) [size=78%].[/size]

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Re: The Roaches and Lud's church 17/07/17
« Reply #3 on: 20:06:07, 18/07/17 »
Nice photos Pen O0   
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Re: The Roaches and Lud's church 17/07/17
« Reply #4 on: 10:02:24, 19/07/17 »
Maybe the UFO was a flying pig................ ;D
nice pics O0

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Re: The Roaches and Lud's church 17/07/17
« Reply #5 on: 10:49:07, 19/07/17 »
Great photos, Penygadair.  O0   I've only been there once myself but it was a great walk and I should make the trip back. Sounds like I might need to get up really early to beat the crowds though, a bit like Ilam and Dovedale.

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Re: The Roaches and Lud's church 17/07/17
« Reply #6 on: 12:12:08, 19/07/17 »
Thanks for the comments.


Adalard. I would agree with an early start . It's not just the walking masses arriving by car (and it was Monday!) but the number of groups of young people presumably doing their DoE. Assume they all came from the YHA and camps at Gradbach. But I'm not complaining; there's plenty of space for everyone. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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Re: The Roaches and Lud's church 17/07/17
« Reply #7 on: 21:34:18, 19/07/17 »
Great photos Penygadair  O0

Shame about the pool slugs  ;D
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Re: The Roaches and Lud's church 17/07/17
« Reply #8 on: 18:49:29, 15/08/17 »
I like that area round Gradbach - it seems more isolated than a lot of the Peak District. 

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Re: The Roaches and Lud's church 17/07/17
« Reply #9 on: 19:41:42, 15/08/17 »
Great pics  Penygadair   O0
So that's what they look like...only time i went to the Roaches couldn't see beyond the end of my nose >:(
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Re: The Roaches and Lud's church 17/07/17
« Reply #10 on: 11:58:49, 16/08/17 »
.only time i went to the Roaches couldn't see beyond the end of my nose >:(


Well, if you will go on Kut Price Tours what do you expect.  :D

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Re: The Roaches and Lud's church 17/07/17
« Reply #11 on: 12:37:09, 16/08/17 »

Well, if you will go on Kut Price Tours what do you expect.  :D


 :D :D ..actually i was a paying customer on my mate Patrick's tour company,  Patrick's p%ss poor perambulations. ;D
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Re: The Roaches and Lud's church 17/07/17
« Reply #12 on: 13:56:39, 16/08/17 »
Just as well you didn't have Beefy with you.  "Nude Bathing Allowed"!!
Would he have been able to resist it?

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Re: The Roaches and Lud's church 17/07/17
« Reply #13 on: 15:00:38, 16/08/17 »
Just as well you didn't have Beefy with you.  "Nude Bathing Allowed"!!
Would he have been able to resist it?


 :o  Crikey i hadn't thought of that  For the sake of the poor villagers of Upper Hulme delete this thread at once  :D
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Re: The Roaches and Lud's church 17/07/17
« Reply #14 on: 16:12:27, 16/08/17 »
Great pics Penygadair  O0 


Great photos Penygadair  O0

Shame about the pool slugs  ;D
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Just as well you didn't have Beefy with you.  "Nude Bathing Allowed"!!
Would he have been able to resist it?
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 :o  Crikey i hadn't thought of that  For the sake of the poor villagers of Upper Hulme delete this thread at once  :D
:D :D :D



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