All users are requested to follow the terms of the Voluntary Restraint agreed on Roych Clough.
The main condition is that all recreational users travel from East to West.
On the map this means users are NOT to start from the A624 from Chapel-en-le-Frith, turning onto the yellow road at New Smithy and passing through Beet Farm. That is the incorrect route.
Rather, users should start from the yellow road along Rushup Edge, that runs between the A6187 at Castleton to the A6 near Chapel-en-le-Frith.
The reason for specifying this direction of travel is so that users avoid an uphill traverse of the present step section of the route. This ensures that less competent vehicle users do not have to drive on adjacent land to avoid this Obstruction until such time as a repair can be arranged.The full VR request can be found at
On Trailwise, Roych Clough is covered in three sections, to travel in the preferred direction you should tackle them in the order SK0783-02 ( ),
then SK0783-01 ( ),
then SK0684-02 ( ).
Note that the nominal Start and End designations of each section follow the normal Trailwise convention, and happen to be reversed with respect to this VR. To observe the VR, please ignore the Start End terminology, follow the sections in the order given, travelling each section in the reverse direction (End to Start).
Voluntary Restraints of motorised use are agreed by (Land Access & Recreation Association) set up to represent motor sport and recreation. The VR scheme is described here ( ).