Off Site Activities and Facilities...
routes at the Roaches are generally VS and
above. It is split into three main areas,
the Lower Tier, Upper Tier and Far
Skyline. At VS there is Valkyrie plus
Black and Tans, at HVS The Sloth and
Saulís Crack are the most famous and
are a good number of epic struggles on the
Lower Tier, Valkyrie direct and the
Mangler spring to mind. Whether you are
teaching beginners the art of climbing or
abseiling or seeking adventure as an
experienced climber, you'll find what
you're looking for at the Roaches.
pretty outcrop is where ex-1st Buxton
Scout and 'old boy' of Gradbach Simon
Nadin learnt his craft before going on to
be the first Climbing World Cup Champion
in the history of the sport.
help? The Derbyshire
Climbing (Scout Active Support Unit)
offers a selection of rope based
activities for all ages. This includes
indoor & outdoor climbing, abseiling,
crate stacking, training and assessments
you are a long distance walker, a
mountaineer, a gentle stroller, walking in
the Peak District is for you.
in the Peak District offers a diverse
and delightful mixture of countryside
from which to choose. You may prefer to
trek across exposed moorland where
walkers now have more freedom to roam,
thanks to the recently introduced Access
rights. Alternatively there are easier
paths to pursue, especially around the
White Peak where walkers can descend
into the Derbyshire Dales and follow
riverside paths, woodland tracks or
simply cross fields and stiles over an
undulating landscape with glorious
Windsurfing & Kayaking
provider for water activities is
Tittesworth Resevoir, just 7 miles by
road, between the Roaches and Leek. Open 7
days a week they offer a full range of
water sports, archery, axe throwing and
team building activities..
Water Sports and Activity Centre is a
British Canoeing Accredited Centre.
Bordering the Peak District National Park,
Tittesworth offers visitors a range of
water sports activities (including Raft
Building, Kayaking, Paddle Boarding as
well as, fishing and other tailored
Holing and Caving tours and instruction is
provided by a number of local
organisations including Peak Activities
Alternatively, everyone can explore
in Buxton, a 2 million year old natural
limestone cave situated in the beautiful
woodland of Buxton Country Park.
Farm Riding & Trekking Centre is about
2.5 miles away at Northfield Farm, Flash
Village, Quarnford, Buxton, Derbyshire,
SK17 0SW. Tel: 01298 22543
and trekking on an hourly or daily
basis. British Horse Society Approved.
Weekend trail rides through the
Derbyshire Dales and Chatsworth estate,
with overnight stay in Bakewell. Horses
for all ages over 7 years. Groups and
disabled riders welcomed. Open all year
round. Telephone for current rates.
terrain around Gradbach is a favourite
destination for cyclists of all types; the
ruggedly diverse landscape provides an
excellent challenge for road cycling and,
Mountain biking alike, and supports many
scenic cycle-routes which run through the
heart of the breathtaking countryside.
for details of some popular routes.
Go Ape is
an award-winning high wire forest
adventure course of rope bridges, Tarzan
Swings and zip slides up to 40 feet up
in the trees. Appealing to a wide age
range, customers are fitted with a
climbing harness, given instructions,
and then trek from tree to tree high
above the forest floor.
Ape is located by Poole's Cavern and
Buxton Country Park which is 1/2 mile
from Buxton town centre on Green Lane.
A6 and A53 follow brown direction signs
for Poole's Cavern to B5059 / A515
junction and follow Green Lane for 1/2
mile. Bus and rail links to Buxton town
centre are 15 minutes walk to Poole's