From The Neolithic To The Sea: A Journey From The Past To The Present
The Roaches
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Staffordshire
53° 10′ 16.72″ N, 1° 59′ 59.86″ W
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The Roaches, also known as The Rocks, are a rocky ridge located close to Tittesworth Reservoir in Staffordshire. They are composed of gritstone and are popular with hikers and rock climbers.

The Peak District National Park Authority owns The Roaches Estate, bought in 1980 it safeguards the area from any adverse development.

In the 1930's, five Australian Wallabies were released into the wild and a small colony is thought to still exist.

A pool of water situated on the top of the Roaches is known as Doxey Pool. According to legend, it is inhabited by a mermaid, known as Jenny Greenteeth. She was supposed to have fallen into the pool on a foggy day while out walking. It is claimed that she entices unsuspecting victims into the pool to their deaths.