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Sunday, 26th November 2017   LOOP AROUND THE HANCHURCH HILLS    7 miles  4 hrs   Grade 1
Start Time: 10:30am    Grid Ref: SJ839397. From A34 Hanford Island follow A500 towards M6 J15. Turn left at the roundabout and through the lights. Take a righthand turning signposted Stableford/Chapel Chorton and follow the signs for the picnic area where there is free parking.
A walk from Swynnerton Old Park, discovering the legacy of Hanchurch's watery heritage (or so the book says) - something to do with water towers. A gentle walk over undemanding terrain. Lunch required.
Walk leader: Marie 07592 089464 GoogleMaps   Area Map    Start Point Map

Friday, 1st December 2017    CASTLETON WEEKENDER    2 nights    Grade 2
See Weekend Programme for details

Saturday, 2nd December 2017   LIFE ON 'THE EDGE' - STANAGE AND BAMFORD (PEAK DISTRICT)    9 miles  5 hrs   Grade 2
Start Time: 10:00am    Grid Ref: SK208825. Passing the YHA on the left hand side, follow the A6187 (Hathersage Road) through Castleton and Hope (approx. 10 mins), turning left at the traffic lights by Sickleholme petrol station. Bamford railway station (nearest postcode S33 0BN) can be found on the right hand side, just after crossing the railway bridge.
A steady climb out of Bamford leads to Bamford Edge, offering spectacular views of both Stanage Edge to one side, and the Hope Valley and Ladybower reservoir to the other. After descending we will cross the impressive Ladybower dam and follow the path alongside the reservoir, before beginning the ascent of Win Hill, part of which follows the old Roman Road. The trig point at the summit offers expansive views back towards Stanage, as well as more of the Ladybower reservoir, before we begin the descent back towards Bamford and a well-deserved pint at The Yorkshire Bridge. Lunch required.
Walk leader: Matt 07866 836567 GoogleMaps   Area Map    Start Point Map

Sunday, 3rd December 2017   CASTLETON - MAM TOR    11 miles  6 hrs   Grade 2
Start Time: 9:30am    Grid Ref: SK153838. This walk forms part of the Castleton Weekender, though all are welcome to join us for the day.
We'll start from Castleton YHA (Losehill Hall) at 9:30am and then wander over to Castleton car park for about 10am to meet up with anyone staying overnight in Castleton instead of the YHA.
Due to popular demand Mam Tor will feature heavily in this walk. Lunch required.
Walk leader: Phil 07443 929412 GoogleMaps   Area Map    Start Point Map

Saturday, 9th December 2017  CHRISTMAS PARTY
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Sunday, 10th December 2017   NO WALK    4 miles  1 hrs   Grade 1
Start Time: 7:00am    Grid Ref: SA000000. No planned walk today, to many sore heads from Xmas party last night.....
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Sunday, 17th December 2017   MELBOURNE TO BREEDON    5 miles  4 hrs   Grade 2
Start Time: 10:00am    Grid Ref: SK386252. Details to follow.....
Details to follow.... Lunch required.
Walk leader: Zita 07801 586125 Area Map    Start Point Map

Friday, 22nd December 2017  PRE CHRISTMAS DRINKS
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Sunday, 24th December 2017   CHRISTMAS WALK - OAKAMOOR OR BUST    10 miles  5 hrs   Grade 2
Start Time: 10:00am    Grid Ref: SK052446. Details to follow.....
Details to follow..... Lunch required.
Walk leader: Phil 07443 929412 Area Map    Start Point Map

Sunday, 31st December 2017   SUSIE'S SALT WALK ABRIDGED - A FAMILY FRIENDLY AMBLE ON NEW YEARS EVE    5 miles  3 hrs   Grade 2
Start Time: 10:00am    Grid Ref: SJ958277. The walk starts from the Hollybush Inn in Salt, nearest postcode ST18 0BX. Due to the time of year we are unable to use the pub car park, so parking will be on village side roads, this is limited so please car-share where possible, thanks!
This is a family friendly walk and is open to children of all ages, under 18's must be accompanied by a supervising adult. We leave the Hollybush Inn and soon head off the road to join the Two Saints Way, passing through open fields and woodland, a point of interest is a memorial stone commemorating the Battle of Hopton Heath in 1643! We continue along the Stone Circles footpath through open countryside and farmers fields, circling back to Salt and the Hollybush Inn. We will be walking along undulating/uneven ground, and there are some short but steep inclines. There will be patches of muddy/frozen ground depending on weather conditions and livestock in some fields, suitable outdoor clothing and footwear is required!
Walk leader: Helen & Lee 07527 029209 GoogleMaps   Area Map    Start Point Map

Sunday, 7th January 2018   CANNOCK CHASE    8 miles  5 hrs   Grade 2
Start Time: 10:00am    Grid Ref: SJ980176. Starts from Chase Rd corner car park; from Stafford take A513 to Milford and turn right along Brocton Road. Travel for 1 mile and turn left into Chase Road and travel along road for approx. 1.5 miles over humps until car park on the left where the road bends towards the west.
A nice relaxing walk for the start of 2018 with 3 cafe stops. Going via Springslade Lodge, Cannock Chase and Birches Valley Visitor Centres and then heading down Sherbrook Valley before heading back to the car park Lunch required.
Walk leader: Paul 07791 469071 GoogleMaps   Area Map    Start Point Map

Sunday, 14th January 2018   ECCLESHALL    10 miles  5 hrs   Grade 2
Start Time: 10:00am    Grid Ref: SJ829291. Eccleshall is reached either by the A519 from the north, or along the A5013 from Stafford. Parking will be on the High Street (B5026) in town centre, just past traffic lights. Meet under the arch at the Royal Oak Pub
Starting from the town centre, heading towards Offley,then Copmere End where the will be a pub stop. This walk will be quite flat and is over varied terrain, so gaiters, leftover mince pies, chocolates and sausage rolls are advised. A walk to blow away the Christmas and New Year cobwebs. Lunch required.
Walk leader: Janet 07966 493372 GoogleMaps   Area Map    Start Point Map

Sunday, 21st January 2018   A BUNCH OF CLENTS (AND WASELEYS)    10 miles  5 hrs   Grade 2
Start Time: 10:30am    Grid Ref: SO925797. Start point will be the free car park at Adams Hill (Postcode is DY9 9PS, for sat-nav purposes. Also Four Stones Inn will get you to start point). Clent lays between Halesowen and West Hagley. Take the M5 and come off at J3 or J4 Please note it is Adams Hill car park, not Nimmings Wood (about 1.5 miles away), so best to go off the postcode.
From Adams Hill, we head down into Clent itself and then on to Romsley via the Waseley Hills Country Park. There should be an opportunity for at least 1 pub stop and a cafe stop at The Windmill Visitors Centre (if open) on Waseley Hills, where there are also toilets. Both the Clents and Waseleys offer great views from the top. We return via the North Worcestershire Path, Walton Hill and Four Stones. There are flatter sections of this walk but I can also guarantee quite a lot of steep ascent/descent. Gaiters advised as some paths were muddy during the recce. Lunch required.
Walk leader: Martin 07899 832520 "Thanks Tchaikovsky. Thaikovsky." GoogleMaps   Area Map    Start Point Map

Sunday, 28th January 2018   TBC    9 miles  5 hrs   Grade 2
Start Time: 10:00am    Grid Ref: AA000000. Details to follow....
Details to follow.... Lunch required.
Walk leader: Karl 07810 751748 Area Map    Start Point Map

Sunday, 11th February 2018   ADVENTURE AROUND APEDALE    8 miles  5 hrs   Grade 2
Start Time: 10:30am    Grid Ref: SJ822483. From the A34 in Chesterton, turn opposite the McDonald's towards Chesterton village and follow the signs for Apedale Valley. At the large roundabout take the 2nd exit, onto Loomer road. At the end of the road, turn right, follow the road round until you reach Apedale Heritage Centre. Parking is on the left, opposite the centre and Museum. Nearest postcode is ST5 6BN.
Details to follow,,,,, Lunch required.
Walk leader: Jimmy 07803 361821 GoogleMaps   Area Map    Start Point Map

Wednesday, 28th February 2018  COMMITTEE MEETING
Start Time: 7:30pm
Staffordshire Walkers Committee Meeting at The Greyhound Pub in Penkhull. For those who are also eating there, the table is booked for 6:30
Organiser: Marie 07592 089464

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Sunday, 25th March 2018   DEEP HAYES COUNTRY PARK    8 miles  4 hrs   Grade 2
Start Time: 10:30am    Grid Ref: SJ961533. Starting at the Deep Hayes Country Park Visitors Centre, Park Lane, Nr Cheddleton, ST13 7JS.
This interesting walk follows the Staffordshire Way along the Caldon Canal to Cheddleton before climbing out of the valley to a viewpoint at Tompkin. The route then follows an old track way down towards Stanley Pool and Stanley village before crossing the high ground once more to return to the canal near Hazlehurst Aqueduct. Lunch required.
Walk leader: Maxine 07730 683103 GoogleMaps   Area Map    Start Point Map

Friday, 4th May 2018    SNOWDONIA WEEKEND 2018    3 nights    Grade 3
See Weekend Programme for details

Sunday, 24th June 2018   LLANGOLLEN    10 miles  5 hrs   Grade 2
Start Time: 10:00am    Grid Ref: SJ272422. Details to follow.......
Sunday walk in Llangollen, with camping on Saturday evening. More detals to follow... Lunch required.
Walk leader: Steve 07341 891868 Area Map    Start Point Map

Sunday, 29th July 2018   GLOSSOP    10 miles  5 hrs   Grade 2
Start Time: 10:00am    Grid Ref: SK034940. Details to follow.....
A weekend walking in Glossop, including camping on the Saturday evening. More details to follow.... Lunch required.
Walk leader: Michael 07939 222460 Area Map    Start Point Map


Points to Remember:
1. Please call the walk leader before the walk in case any details have changed.
2. Make sure that you are suitably dressed for the weather. Remember that some walks are on exposed high land and the weather can be cold and wet. Denim jeans are not suitable for high-level walks.
3. Dogs are welcome but only with the prior agreement of the walk leader
4. If the walk leader decides to shorten the walk then that decision is final and is not open to negotiation. The leader will only do this when there is a good reason for doing so.
5. Even if a walk does not state packed lunch, it is always advisable to bring something to eat and drink.
6. If transport is shared, please provide the driver with a share of the fuel costs.
7. Non RA members are welcome to join us for 3 walks before being asked to join the RA. There are no exceptions to this.
8. Regrettably, due to the nature of the Sunday programme, we are unable to accept children on our these walks.
9. Children are welcome on Family Friendly walks.
10. Web site address: www.staffs-walkers.org.uk
11. You are responsible for your own safety at all times.

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