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Friday, 22nd September 2017  BASMATI INDIAN RESTAURANT SOCIAL, NEWCASTLE
See Social Programme for Details

Sunday, 24th September 2017   CANNOCK CHASE BLUE TRAIL    12 miles  6 hrs   Grade 2
Start Time: 10:00am    Grid Ref: SK018171. Starting at the Birches Valley Vistors Centre (£4 to park all day), car sharing may be good idea.
We will be walking around a 12 mile loop of a beautiful part of the world. We will walk past Marquis Drive, the Stepping Stones, Abrahams Valley and Fair Oak pools, this route is fairly flat apart from a couple of gradual inclines Lunch required.
Walk leader: Elliott 07964 850996 GoogleMaps   Area Map    Start Point Map

Sunday, 1st October 2017   LIFE ON 'THE EDGE' - STANAGE AND BAMFORD (PEAK DISTRICT)    12 miles  6 hrs   Grade 2
Start Time: 10:00am    Grid Ref: SK208825. From Buxton follow the A6 through Dove Holes. Take the 2nd turn at the small roundabout and follow the A623 for just over 1 mile, before taking a sharp left turn. Follow this road for approx. 3 miles which leads to Winnats Pass. After descending Winnats, 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. Bamford railway station (nearest postcode S33 0AH) 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. https://www.yorkshire-bridge.co.uk/ This pub also offers really decent meals, and is popular with walkers, so if anyone is tempted by a meal afterwards, please let me know by Thursday before the walk and I'll book a table. I'm still not on Facebook by the way but I'll always reply to a good old fashioned text! Lunch required.
Walk leader: Matt 07866 836567 Area Map    Start Point Map

Sunday, 8th October 2017   CAVERSWALL    12 miles  6 hrs   Grade 2
Start Time: 10:00am    Grid Ref: SJ950429. Postcode: ST11 9ED
Travelling along the A50 between Stoke and Uttoxeter, take the Meir Park turn-off (also signposted for the A521 and The Foxfield Railway). Don't turn into Meir Park itself, but take the opposite turn-off, on to the old Uttoxeter Road. This immediately loops back on itself, and passes the Catchems Corner pub before becoming Caverswall Lane and crossing the railway. Continue on this road, which becomes School Lane, pass the entrance to Caverswall Castle, and turn right at the junction onto The Dams. Park in the The Red House, pub car park on the left.
A stroll passing through Forsbrook, Totmonslow, Upper Tean, Brookhouses, Dilhorne and back to Caverswall and the pub. A relatively flat walk though we still manage to take in two trig points. Lunch required.
Walk leader: Phil 07443 929412 GoogleMaps   Area Map    Start Point Map

Sunday, 15th October 2017   KINGS BROMLEY    10 miles  5 hrs   Grade 2
Start Time: 10:00am    Grid Ref: SK121167. Details to follow...
Details to follow... Lunch required.
Walk leader: Lee 07773 930315 GoogleMaps   Area Map    Start Point Map

Sunday, 22nd October 2017   A TRAIL OF FOUR DALES RECCE    11 miles  6 hrs   Grade 2
Start Time: 10:00am    Grid Ref: SK138732. From Buxton follow the A6 in the direction of Matlock/Derby, after approx 4 miles turn onto the B6049, signposted Tideswell/ Millers Dale. Continue for 1.5 miles, turn left at signpost Wormhill, Monsall Trail. Go under the bridge, Millers Dale carpark is on the left. Parking is £4.50 for the day, with toilets and refreshments available. Car share where possible. Nearest postcode SK17 8SN
Similar walk to earlier in the year at Teggs Nose, a 11-12 mile recce starting from Millers Dale Car Park, a chance to take it in turns, leading the group following a mapped route along the Monsall Trail, through Millers Dale, Litton and Cressbrook Tunnels. Then leave the trail, walking through Water-cum-Jolly Dale following the river Wye, onto Cressbrook Dale, stopping for lunch at Peter's Stone. Pub stop at The Three Stags Head described as "A quaint 300 year old pub with two small rooms, stone flagged floors and low ceilings. One of the few inns in the area on CAMRA's National Inventory of unspoilt pubs". Following the pub stop we will head towards the villages of Litton and Tideswell, through Monks Dale, and then back to the car park..... hopefully :-) Lunch required.
Walk leader: Jimmy 07803 361821 GoogleMaps   Area Map    Start Point Map

Sunday, 29th October 2017   CHEDDLETON    8 miles  5 hrs   Grade 2
Start Time: 10:00am    Grid Ref: SJ971523. This walk starts at the cheddleton churnet valley railway station on station rd postcode st13 7EE, if your coming from cellerhead the first roundabout before you come into cheddleton turn right down BASFORDBRIDGE LANE to the bottom of the bank over the river and turn right along station rd parking long side the station.
We start the walk from the station going over fields heading towards butter cross, from there we head up and over and onto coombs valley, we turn right out of the valley and loop round to the lovely Sharpcliffe Hall before heading back down into Coombs Valley and a stop for lunch, we then head towards the ancient EGG WELL at bradnop from there we head along fynneylane and back down to cheddleton station and a niiiice cheeky pint in THE BOAT INN. i reccomend gaiters as walking accrosss fields it may be muddy, this walk will be undulating Lunch required.
Walk leader: Michael 07939 222460 Area Map    Start Point Map

Sunday, 5th November 2017   LEEK    10 miles  5 hrs   Grade 2
Start Time: 10:00am    Grid Ref: SJ985568. Details to follow...
Details to follow... Lunch required.
Walk leader: Liz 07805 143927 Area Map    Start Point Map

Wednesday, 8th November 2017  STAFFORDSHIRE WALKERS AGM
Start Time: 7:30pm
AGM for Staffs Walkers, All welcome. 6:30pm for those wishing to eat. The meeting wil start at 7:30pm and last approximatly 1 1/2 hrs
Organiser: Alan 07720 911788

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Saturday, 11th November 2017   BILSTON    10 miles  5 hrs   Grade 2
Start Time: 10:00am    Grid Ref: SO950964. Details to follow....
Details to follow.... Lunch required.
Walk leader: Alan 0 Area Map    Start Point Map

Sunday, 12th November 2017   TBC    10 miles  5 hrs   Grade 2
Start Time: 10:00am    Grid Ref: SA000000. Details to follow...
Details to follow... Lunch required.
Walk leader: Martin 07899 832520 Area Map    Start Point Map

Sunday, 19th November 2017   TBC    10 miles  5 hrs   Grade 2
Start Time: 10:00am    Grid Ref: SA000000. Details to follow...
Details to follow... Lunch required.
Walk leader: Lisa H 07890 230171 Area Map    Start Point Map

Sunday, 26th November 2017   CHATSWORTH HOUSE    10 miles  5 hrs   Grade 2
Start Time: 10:00am    Grid Ref: AA000000. Details to follow....
Details to follow.... Lunch required.
Walk leader: Sarah F 0 Area Map    Start Point Map

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

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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Walk leader: n/a 0 Area Map    Start Point Map

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

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   SALT    5 miles  3 hrs   Grade 2
Start Time: 10:00am    Grid Ref: SJ958277. Details to follow...
Details to follow... Lunch 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


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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