Back Forest is the western extension of the Skyline section of the Roaches and it consists of several pleasant bits of rock scattered along the ridge. The area is very tranquil when compared to nearby honey-pots, the lack of major classics and the slightly awkward parking situation tend to keep the crowds away. The main crag area is relatively sheltered and gets any sun going, making it a year round option.¬† It is not a good venue for large groups and this is actively discouraged by The Peak Park.
There is limited parking either side of the cattle grid at Roach End where the minor road that runs under The Roaches and the Five Clouds crosses over to the east of the ridge. Please park sensibly. Cross the style and follow the wall northwest-wards for 800m until the path splits. The Main Crag is another 300m along the track and is easily reached from the upper (ridge-crest) path.