The Roaches, a few miles north of Leek, at the South West corner of the Peak District in Staffordshire. They are a quite unique rock formation unlike anything I have seen before. I went there at the weekend, I will need to go back.
|The Roaches in view, I felt optimistic.|
|Argh.....low cloud makes itself known.|
Some photographs from the top of The Roaches.
One thing I would like to mention is the plans to build a wind farm in the area of The Roaches. I admit that we need alternative power sources, but I am disgusted at the lack lustre attempt to encourage a reduced use of power. Let's instead make sure that we continue to have a reason to pay extortionate power bills to keep the power companies running and forget the priority, our environment (I'm being sarcastic here). I find it disgusting that a person has to seek planning permission because their planned house may have a different roof line or some other ridiculous reason, yet vandalism of our countryside for the reason of a green credentials facade is okay. If you think placing a wind farm in the area is unacceptable, then you can visit www.pam.peakdistrict.gov.uk/ to enter your objections. I am sure there are better places for wind farms, but that politics is interfering somewhere along the way.