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Sunday, 22nd April 2018   CANNOCK CHASE    8 miles  5 hrs   Grade 1
Start Time: 10:00am    Grid Ref: SJ979181. From Brocton Village turn at the green and head up Chase Road. Park at the Glacial Boulder Car Park approx 1 mile on the right.
This walk covers a large area of smallest mainland ANOB in the UK. The walk begins at local landmark - The Glacial Boulder and continues across the heathland to the pine woodlands in Brindley Heath before crossing over the quarry to the Sherbrook Valley. The walk passes the visitor centres at Marquis Drive and Birches Valley meaning 2, yes 2, cafe/toilet stops. Mainly gentle paths but there are a few not too steep inclines. Paths are generally good but may be wet and muddy in places. Lunch required. Lunch required.
Walk leader: Marie 07592 089464 GoogleMaps   Area Map    Start Point Map

Sunday, 29th April 2018   CONSALL TO IPSTONES    11 miles  6 hrs   Grade 2
Start Time: 10:00am    Grid Ref: SJ994483. From A520 turn onto A522 at Wetley Rocks, right turn into Consall Lane, follow signs for Consall Hall, after passing turnings for the Hall follow road to right for the nature park. Nearest postcode is ST9 0BE.
Starting at Consll nature Park we cross the Churnet Valley railway then head up to the farm to see the lambs. Afterwards we go into Ipstones village, then descend to the Caldon canal. Possible two pub stops depending on time. Most likely still to be wet and muddy in places so gaiters advised. Lunch required.
Walk leader: Liz 07805 143927 GoogleMaps   Area Map    Start Point Map

Friday, 4th May 2018    SNOWDONIA WEEKEND 2018    3 nights    Grade 3
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Sunday, 13th May 2018   PEAKY BLINDER    17 miles  7 hrs   Grade 3
Start Time: 10:00am    Grid Ref: SK202858. After descending Winnats Pass, the road meets the junction of the A6187 on the outskirts of Castleton. Continue through Castleton and Hope (approx. 10 mins), turning left at Sickleholme Service Station. Follow the main road through Bamford, along the A6013 passing the Ladybower Dam on the left-hand side. Heatherdene car park can be found a few hundred yards further on the right. Nearest postcode S33 0BY. Some free parking is also available alongside the reservoir.
A blinder of a walk in the Peak District. At 17 miles this is an ideal 'training walk' for those considering the longer challenges planned for later in the summer. Also for anyone who enjoys long walks, combined with a few hills and stunning views. For anyone looking for a shorter walk, we return to the cars after 8.5 miles, following the descent of Win Hill. Starting alongside the Ladybower reservoir, we will cross the dam and enjoy a steady couple of miles alongside the reservoir, before climbing up to the Roman Road. We'll then follow this on a long, gradual climb up to the summit of Win Hill. Descending to the outskirts of Bamford, there is the option of a stop for a pint, followed by another climb up to Bamford Edge. Heading towards Stanage Edge, we will then walk the full length of the ridge, before descending to end the walk in Hathersage, for a well-earned pint. We can then catch the train back to Bamford (4 minutes). It's only a short...ish walk back to the car from there! If anyone is tempted by a meal after the walk then the pub by the car park serves great food too. Lunch required.
Walk leader: Matt 07866 836567 GoogleMaps   Area Map    Start Point Map

Sunday, 20th May 2018   TBC    10 miles  5 hrs   Grade 2
Start Time: 10:00am    Grid Ref: AA000000. Details to follow....
Details to follow.... Lunch required.
Walk leader: Richard 0 Area Map    Start Point Map

Friday, 25th May 2018    HAWKSHEAD YHA - SPRING BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND    3 nights    Grade 2
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Sunday, 3rd June 2018   TBC    10 miles  5 hrs   Grade 2
Start Time: 10:00am    Grid Ref: AA000000. Details to follow....
Details to follow.... Lunch required.
Walk leader: Jenny 0 Area Map    Start Point Map

Sunday, 10th June 2018   THORPE CLOUD    10 miles  5 hrs   Grade 2
Start Time: 10:00am    Grid Ref: AA000000. Details to follow....
Details to follow.... Lunch required.
Walk leader: Clare & Ed 0 Area Map    Start Point Map

Sunday, 17th June 2018   TBC    10 miles  5 hrs   Grade 2
Start Time: 10:00am    Grid Ref: AA000000. Details to follow....
Details to follow.... Lunch required.
Walk leader: Kate 0 Area Map    Start Point Map

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, 1st July 2018   APEDALE TO AUDLEY    11 miles  6 hrs   Grade 2
Start Time: 10:00am    Grid Ref: SJ839399. Head to Apedale Country Black Bank Car Park on the B5367 outside of Knutton
TBC Lunch required.
Walk leader: Sam 07798 763732 GoogleMaps   Area Map    Start Point Map

Sunday, 8th July 2018   TBC    10 miles  5 hrs   Grade 2
Start Time: 10:00am    Grid Ref: AA000000. Details to follow....
Details to follow.... Lunch required.
Walk leader: Danny & Rachel 0 Area Map    Start Point Map

Saturday, 14th July 2018   EDALE SKYLINE    21 miles  9 hrs   Grade 3
Start Time: 9:30am    Grid Ref: SK171837.
We'll meet in Hope and park on the road by the Primary School.
On the main road through Hope, turn by The Old Hall Hotel (opposite the Church), the school is a little further on, on the left.
A legendary walk around the Vale of Edale, with excellent views all the way.
Starting in Hope our route will pass through Win Hill, Hope Cross, Madwoman's Stones, Ringing Roger, Edale Head, Brown Knoll, Lord's Seat, Mam Tor, Holins Cross, Back Tor, Lose Hill and finally back to Hope.
Which should offer your legs a bit of a challenge, but you'll have Sunday to get over it.
Lunch required.
Walk leader: Phil 07443 929412 GoogleMaps   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

Sunday, 5th August 2018   TBC    10 miles  5 hrs   Grade 2
Start Time: 10:00am    Grid Ref: AA000000. Details to follow.....
Details to follow.... Lunch required.
Walk leader: Peter 07968 520167 Area Map    Start Point Map

Sunday, 12th August 2018   THE CHATSWORTH ESTATE AND BEELEY MOOR    11 miles  5 hrs   Grade 2
Start Time: 10:00am    Grid Ref: SK258685. Taking the A6 from Bakewell, turn left onto the B6012 and head towards Beeley. Carlton Lees Carpark is less than a mile after Beeley on the left. Carpark charges apply.
This picturesque walk takes in the historic Chatsworth House and Estate, continuing onto the Hunting Tower via the Deer Park and crossing the Beeley Moor. Ice cream stop too. Lunch required.
Walk leader: Carrie 07864 898553 Area Map    Start Point Map

Sunday, 19th August 2018   CANNOCK CHASE WAR WALK    8 miles  5 hrs   Grade 2
Start Time: 10:00am    Grid Ref: AA000000. Details to follow....
Details to follow.... Lunch required.
Walk leader: Andrea 0 Area Map    Start Point Map

Friday, 24th August 2018    AUGUST BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND AWAY - BORROWDALE YHA, LAKE DISTRICT    3 nights    Grade 3
See Weekend Programme for details

Sunday, 9th September 2018   THE ROACHES    8 miles  5 hrs   Grade 2
Start Time: 10:00am    Grid Ref: SK006615. Drive along the A53 from Leek towards Buxton, after passing through Blackshaw Moor there is a turning on the left marked Upper Hulme and tea rooms which is easy to miss but there is another turning into the village just after. In the village there is a turning on the left which descends and is marked tea rooms again. Follow this past the bunkhouse on the left and immediately after a sign marking a turning into Roaches Hall on your right there is a parking area on the right. If this is full there is a further 3 parking areas going up to Roaches Gate, but we will gather at the one at the bottom by the turning into Roaches Hall. These parking areas are free.
Start by ascending Hen cloud, then walk across the tops, north bound, with spectacular views. We will descend to Luds church and through woods, then back up hill to the car. Lunch required.
Walk leader: Clare 07815 145517 GoogleMaps   Area Map    Start Point Map

Sunday, 30th September 2018   PEAK DISTRICT    10 miles  6 hrs   Grade 2
Start Time: 10:00am    Grid Ref: AA000000. Details to follow....
Details to follow.... Lunch required.
Walk leader: Kevin & Sharron 0 Area Map    Start Point Map

Sunday, 28th October 2018   ELLASTONE CALWICH ABBEY    10 miles  5 hrs   Grade 2
Start Time: 10:00am    Grid Ref: AA000000. Details to follow...
Details to follow... Lunch required.
Walk leader: Michael 0 Area Map    Start Point Map

Friday, 7th December 2018    CHRISTMAS IN MATLOCK    2 nights    Grade 2
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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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