Local Area Events: Peak

Start time: 09:30

BMC Conservation Event – The Roaches

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Location of event
Roaches Gate, Roach Road, near Leek, Staffordshire, ST13 8UB [View in google maps]
Type of event
Volunteers (a maximum of 12) are needed to repair and rebuild footpaths at the Roaches on Wednesday 28 September 2022.

Many BMC members will enjoy using the Staffordshire moors and gritstone for hill walking and climbing. In association with the Staffordshire Wildlife Trust, the BMC North West and Peak Areas are arranging a conservation project at the Roaches.

Why it’s worthwhile

Our uplands are under pressure as never before with increased footfall and rainfall, combining to produce increased erosion. This causes unsightly scars on the landscape and damages precious upland habitats. Path maintenance, which may involve drainage projects and vegetation clearance, is therefore very important. The paths on The Roaches have heavy footfall, with steep sections and are on peat and so are prone to significant erosion.

What will the work involve?

Working as part of a small team, supervised and directed by SWT staff, the project will be to put in stone pitched (natural steps), repair existing water bars, install more water bars, and install keystones to anchor the new surface to the hill and resurface it using a combination of new aggregate and on-site one that have washed down the hill.

Who can take part?

Adults only (older than 18). No dogs, sorry!


Please register by contacting BMC volunteers:

Steve Charles (NW Area members) at stevecharles25@gmail.com

or Austin Knott (Peak Area) at austin@walkthemoorlands.co.uk

Places will be allocated on first come first served basis, but aiming for half of the participants to come from each area.

You should consider not attending this event if:

● you have any of the recognised symptoms of respiratory infections including COVID-19;

● you have been diagnosed recently with, or suspect that you are presently suffering from, COVID-19.

Further information 

Please see the attached information sheet.

Created by Tony Ryan on 18/07/2022 15:29:15
Last Amended by Tony Ryan on 20/07/2022 10:46:37