Lud's Church, The Peak District
Lud's Church is a deep chasm penetrating the Millstone Grit bedrock caused by a massive landslip on the hillside above the village of Gradbach, Staffordshire.
While not actually being a church per se, it is steeped in history and myths. The Lollards, who were a form of Christians in the early 15th century are said to have worshipped here secretly, to hide from persecution for their religious beliefs. There has also been much discussion on whether the chasm is the setting of 'The Green Chapel' in the medieval poem 'Sir Gawain and the Green Knight'.
It is a rocky walk down, although it wasn't too muddy when walked, which was lucky. After a short but steep decline, the path then starts to rise. You will pass a few different signposts directing you the correct way to walk, as this is a very popular place for tourists.
You soon come upon Lud's Church, although you may not notice it. The first sign you are there is a hole in the ground, which when you look in, leads to a very deep hidden chasm.
When you reach the top of the path, you will see a signpost. You can continue your walk, following the sign. We chose to head back towards the roaches.