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On 1st May 2013, Staffordshire Wildlife Trust began its 125-year lease of the Roaches, a magnificent 975 acre landscape on the edge of the Peak District National Park.
As the new managers, we promise to: Promote enjoyment and understanding of the Roaches and ensure it is a fantastic place to visit; Protect its unique and wonderful wildlife; Offer opportunities for everyone to get involved.
Work parties are now being held every Friday and the last Saturday of the month (contact 01889 880100 for more details) and great progress has already been made on repairing dry-stone walls, scrub clearance and surveying paths.
You can also sign up to receive regular FREE email updates about the Trust's work on The Roaches by emailing with ‘Roaches updates' in the subject box.
Photograph copyright K. Palmer


The Leek Group is a local group of the Staffordshire Wildlife Trust.
The Group holds monthly meetings and walks in the area and raises funds by a variety of means to support the work of the Trust.
Evening meetings are held at St Paul's Church Centre, Novi Lane, Leek at 7.30pm on the 2nd Tuesday of the month. There is easy access for wheelchair users and our sound system makes for easy listening.
Trust sales goods, bird nuts and seed are available at our indoor meetings.
We cover the costs of our meetings (i.e. room hire, speaker's fee and advertising) with sponsorship and admission fees so that all the money we raise goes to preserve wildlife habitats in Staffordshire.
Admission to indoor meetings is £3.00 including refreshments, children under 16 free (must be accompanied by an adult).

The group also organises reserve work parties which take place at Swineholes Wood and Rod Wood nature reserves. These provide the opportunity for practical conservation work - this work is not necessarily heavy or difficult to perform! Reserves tasks may vary from month to month. Midweek work parties organised by the Trust HQ are held on every first and third Tuesday of the month when a roving team of conservation volunteers carry out tasks at any of our nature reserves in the north of the county. For details either ring 01538 300264 or Trust HQ.

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