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Saturday, 15th December 2018  STAFFIES CHRISTMAS PARTY 2018 VIVERE STAFFORD
See Social Programme for Details

Sunday, 16th December 2018   NO WALK TODAY    4 miles  1 hrs   Grade 2
Start Time: 10:00am    Grid Ref: AA000000. No walk planned today,
too many sore heads from partying last night :-)
Walk leader: Santa Claus 0 Area Map    Start Point Map

Sunday, 23rd December 2018   CHRISTMAS WALK - OAKAMOOR OR BUST    11 miles  5 hrs   Grade 2
Start Time: 10:00am    Grid Ref: SK052446.
In Cheadle turn into Queen Street by The Alton Castle pub, and follow the B5417 towards Oakamoor. Coming down Church Bank into Oakamoor turn right into Mill Road, the Car Park is on the left.
This year our Christmas route will take us through Oakamoor, Santa Hats, Hawksmoor Wood, Stolen Bites, Kingsley Holt, Fairy Lights, Froghall, Mince Pies, Whiston, Full Bodied Sherry, Moneystone, Mulled Wine, Star Wood, Oakamoor. Likely to be muddy in places, so gaiters might be useful.
*** DON'T FORGET TO BRING YOUR SANTA HEAD GEAR! ***

Lunch Required.
Walk leader: Phil 07443 929412 GoogleMaps   Area Map    Start Point Map

Sunday, 30th December 2018   FOUR STAFFORDSHIRE VILLAGES    9 miles  4 hrs   Grade 2
Start Time: 10:00am    Grid Ref: SK095562.
Beginning from one of the Peak District's most scenic valleys - the Manifold. Parking is in the lay-by on the Manifold Way in front of the cafe at Wettonmill, it's free but limited so car sharing is advised, postcode DE6 2AG.
The walk visits four villages on the limestone plateau - Grindon, Ford, Onecote and Butterton - providing extensive views of unspoilt and beautiful countryside, Thor's Cave and glimpses of many attractive and interesting buildings along the route. Some steep climes, country roads and muddy sections throughout, gators and poles recommended!

Lunch required.
Walk leader: Lee W 07552 906194 Area Map    Start Point Map

Monday, 31st December 2018   NEW YEAR'S EVE - EYAM & STONEY MIDDLETON    10 miles  6 hrs   Grade 2
Start Time: 10:00am    Grid Ref: SK216768.
A little stroll for those wanting to celebrate New Year's Eve doing what we love.
The car park is across the road from Eyam museum. The upper car park is free. Toilets are available at the car park. Nearest Postcode: S32 5QQ.
Starting from the historic village of Eyam, we pass by Eyam Moor, down to Highlow Brook, stroll along the Derwent Valley Heritage Way, and return via Stoney Middleton to Eyam.

Lunch required.
Walk leader: Phil 07443 929412 GoogleMaps   Area Map    Start Point Map

Sunday, 6th January 2019   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 2019 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, 13th January 2019   ADVENTURE AROUND APEDALE    9 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 7JS.
**NOTE Start time is 10:30**
From the car park we will venture off around Apedale, through Silverdale Country Park, and then head towards Finney Green, and onto Bateswood Nature Reserve for a lunchstop. Following lunch we will continue around the nature reserve, through Podmores Wood and up to Alsagers Bank where there will be a pub stop at The Gresty Arms. We will then head off in the direction of Watermills Wood and finally back to Apedale Country Park. Gaiters are advised as it may be muddy in places. Lunch required.
Walk leader: Janet 07966 493372 GoogleMaps   Area Map    Start Point Map

Sunday, 27th January 2019   TBC    10 miles  5 hrs   Grade 2
Start Time: 10:00am    Grid Ref: AO000000. Details to follow...
Details to follow.... Lunch required.
Walk leader: Karl 0 Area Map    Start Point Map

Saturday, 2nd February 2019   LONG MYND WALK    10 miles  6 hrs   Grade 2
Start Time: 10:00am    Grid Ref: SO420953. This car park should be the nearest one to the hostel on the road between the hostel and Church Stretton just follow signs for Church Stretton and the car park is on the left. Nearest post code to it is SY9 5EL. doesn't look like that much space on google maps so car sharing advised for this one but is a free car park it is called the shooting box and has an info board saying this.
A splendid stroll over The Long Mynd starts with taking in the trig point at pole bank being the highest point on Long Mynd. We are then taking a path down to Minton and a lane across to Little Stretton, a drink in the Green Dragon Pub. Then a long gradual walk back up the hill to the starting point. Lunch required.
Walk leader: Baljeet 07711 904917 Area Map    Start Point Map

Sunday, 3rd February 2019   STIPERSTONES WALK    8 miles  6 hrs   Grade 3
Start Time: 11:00am    Grid Ref: SO369977. Nearest postcode sy5 0nl follow signs for the bog but its not the bog car park its one on your right before you get there. the turning for the bog is opposite the turnoff for the hostel from the main road. free parking
There is a very long steep (approx 250m) walk down to the pub and back, There are a lot of rocks sticking up everywhere on the actual ridge walk so its quite punishing on the ankles. A walking weekend close to the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding natural beauty. I will be leading a walk at Stiperstones on the Sunday and also leading a walk on the long mynd on Saturday as well. Lunch required.
Walk leader: Baljeet 07711 904917 Area Map    Start Point Map

Sunday, 17th February 2019   POOLE'S POOLE WALK    10 miles  5 hrs   Grade 2
Start Time: 10:00am    Grid Ref: SJ632530. Details to follow....
Details to follow... Lunch required.
Walk leader: Jimmy 07803 361821 GoogleMaps   Area Map    Start Point Map

Sunday, 10th March 2019   THE PEAK DISTRICT    10 miles  5 hrs   Grade 2
Start Time: 10:00am    Grid Ref: AO000000. Details to follow...
Details to follow... Lunch required.
Walk leader: Sharron & Kevin 0 Area Map    Start Point Map

Sunday, 28th April 2019   STAFFORD CASTLE TO HAUGHTON ICE CREAM WALK    11 miles  5 hrs   Grade 2
Start Time: 10:00am    Grid Ref: SJ910232. The start point is a layby at the end of Martin Drive, Stafford. Nearest postcode is ST16 1AQ 
This walk starts with a short and gentle climb to Stafford Castle which gives splendid views of the local area. After a chance to explore this fine example of a Norman Castle we will head west along lanes and through woodlands to the village of Derrington. We will continue towards a small hill fort named Bury Ring crossing fields and going through polytunnels before arriving into Haughton. The return to Stafford is along the Millennium Way with a cheeky loop around the Millennium Green. This walk includes a refreshment stop at Red Lion Ice Cream Farm in Haughton. A relaxing and generally flat walk for autumn. Home made cakes available. Gaiters advised. Lunch required.
Walk leader: Helen S 07906 014099 GoogleMaps   Area Map    Start Point Map

Sunday, 12th May 2019   WINSTER AND THE NINE LADIES OF STANTON MOOR    9 miles  5 hrs   Grade 2
Start Time: 10:00am    Grid Ref: SK240605. The postcode for the car park at winster is DE4 2DR it's opposite the minors standard pub 
This walks starts in the old mining town of winster the car park is free but limited in space ... we will be taking in Clough wood and on to Stanton moor where we visit the Nine Ladies stone circle from there we head down to the Druid inn pub at Birchover for light refreshments.then we explore the Rowtor rocks a hidden gem of caves carved chairs and alcoves which was formed by Thomas Eyre 300 years ago,from there we head to robin hoods stride and hermits cave ...and then on to Elton by road before taking a bridle path back to winster.. Lunch required.
Walk leader: Michael 07939 222460 GoogleMaps   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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