Thursday, 25 November 2010

Countryfile at Rockhall Cottage

Mike and Jane help to look after The Don Whillans Memorial Hut, Rockhall Cottage up at The Roaches.  This is a unique climbers hut built into the rock.  Recently, the BBC’s Countryfile programme visited this part of The Peak District and were filming some rock climbing scenes at The Roaches with The British Mountaineering Council.
Initially Mike offered the programme makers the use of the hut as a base whilst filming there.  However they were so taken with the hut that Mike received a phone call asking if he’d be prepared to be interviewed about the it's history.

The picture here shows Mike being interviewed by Matt Baker who was earlier filmed climbing Central Route VS 4b on the Roaches Upper Tier.
The programme is due to be broadcast on Sunday 28th November, BBC1 6.30pm. You can find out more about it on the BBC Countryfile website
If you would like to know more about the history of the hut and how to book it, go to our website at:  and click the Don Whillans Hut button.