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Sunday, 21st October 2018   KINDER SCOUT FROM EDALE    8 miles  5 hrs   Grade 3
Start Time: 10:00am    Grid Ref: SK124853. Details to f Parking is at the main public car park (postcode S33 7ZD) in Edale (it costs approx £5 for the day,so have sufficient change and consider car-sharing!) The car park is situated off Edale road, by the village hall (S33 7ZA) and across from the Rambler Inn pub. From Buxton, take the A6 towards Chapel-en-le-Frith and turning right at the roundabout, take the A623 towards Sparrowpit and then Edale is signposted off this road. There are toilets at the carpark!
8 mile circular from Edale, scrambling up Grindsbrook Clough waterfall, and down Jacob's Ladder. From the car park, we head on a trail, climbing gently towards Grindsbrook Clough gorge/waterfall where we scramble over the rocks to the top, which forms the east side of Kinder Scout. Whilst relatively steep in places, this is actually only a Grade 1 scramble on the rocks around the waterfall (plenty of children do it!), you won't need to wade through water (assuming the weather has been reasonable!) and it is really only because of this scrambling element and the general height/exposure of Kinder at the top, that this is classed as a Grade 3. Once at the top, we will (hopefully!) be rewarded with stunning views across the valley. We then continue across the plateau on the Pennine Way path towards Crowden Brook. Eventually, we begin to descend, via some moorland, and then down Jacob's Ladder (the start of the Pennine Way), a relatively steep, but paved path, down to the hamlet of Upper Booth and then across moorland, fields and road back to Edale. Since there is a pub across from the car park, it would be rude not to stop by for a swift half! Because of the scrambling and often boggy conditions on the plateau, gaiters advised. Lunch required.
Walk leader: Danny & Rachel 07736 380939 GoogleMaps   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

Sunday, 4th November 2018   RUGELEY TO COLTON CIRCULAR    7 miles  4 hrs   Grade 2
Start Time: 10:00am    Grid Ref: SK045178. Starting from the free car park next to St Joseph & St Etheldreda Catholic Church, Lichfield St, Rugeley WS15 2EH.
Passing several attractive ponds and ancient oaks there are excellent views from the high ground, taking us through woodland and along an old trackway to join the Staffordshire Way at Stockton Heath, the return journey passes through Colton village and then onto the Trent and Mersey Canal and a visit to the pub in Rugeley town centre. Fairly flat with the possibility of muddy areas at this time of year! Lunch required.
Walk leader: Helen Wain 07527 029209 Area Map    Start Point Map

Friday, 9th November 2018  STOKE BEER FESTIVAL
See Social Programme for Details

Sunday, 11th November 2018   GRADBACH    10 miles  5 hrs   Grade 2
Start Time: 10:00am    Grid Ref: AA000000. Details to follow...
Details to follow... Lunch required.
Walk leader: Michael 07939 222460 Area Map    Start Point Map

Sunday, 18th November 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: Phil 07443 929412 Area Map    Start Point Map

Sunday, 25th November 2018   LEEK GROUP WALK & AREA AGM    8 miles  4 hrs   Grade 2
Start Time: 10:00am    Grid Ref: AA000000. Details to follow...
Details to follow... Lunch required.
Walk leader: Marie 0 Area Map    Start Point Map

Sunday, 2nd December 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: Jimmy 07803 361821 Area Map    Start Point Map

Friday, 7th December 2018    CHRISTMAS IN MATLOCK    2 nights    Grade 2
See Weekend Programme for details

Saturday, 15th December 2018  STAFFIES CHRISTMAS PARTY 2018 THAI HERITAGE 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    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, 30th December 2018   TBC    8 miles  5 hrs   Grade 2
Start Time: 10:00am    Grid Ref: AA000000. Details to follow....
Details to follow... Lunch required.
Walk leader: Lee W 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


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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