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Sunday, 24th November 2019   BIDDULPH WALK & AREA AGM    5 miles  2 hrs   Grade 1
Start Time: 10:00am    Grid Ref: SJ882577. Starting point is Wharf Road Car Park, nearest postcode is ST8 6AQ
A 5 mile walk starting from the carpark, led by the members of the Biddulph Group. The walk is planned to finish by 12pm, where refreshments (tea, coffee) will be available. Please bring your own lunch. Following lunch the AGM will be held in the Town Hall start time 1.30pm. Following the meeting the guest speaker from The Peak District Nation Park will be giving a presentation on the south west area of the peak district. Lunch required.
Walk leader: Biddulph Ramblers Group 0 GoogleMaps   Area Map    Start Point Map

Sunday, 1st December 2019   APEDALE, SILVERDALE AND THE WEDGEWOOD MEMORIAL    12 miles  6 hrs   Grade 2
Start Time: 10:00am    Grid Ref: SJ822483. Meet in the main car park at the Apedale Heritage Centre at the end of Loomer Road, Chesterton.
A day exploring lots of the areas industrial heritage we follow paths, old railway lines and mine tracks. From Apedale we follow the old Colliery line before heading off to skirt Red Street on our way to the Wedgewood Memorial with views across the Cheshire Plains. From here we pick up the old North Staffordshire Railway route through Bignall end, on to Alsagers Bank. Onwards through Bateswood Nature Reserve and Silverdale Countrypark before returning to Apedale. Tracks and paths mostly. A few field sections, probably muddy. A few hilly sections but nowt too challenging. I know, me, fields, with my reputation..... Lunch required.
Walk leader: Steve 07341 891868 Area Map    Start Point Map

Tuesday, 3rd December 2019  STAFFS WALKERS AGM
Start Time: 7:30pm
The AGM for the group is at The George and Dragon at Meaford, postcode ST15 0PX, on Tuesday 3rd December.
All Staffordshire Walkers members are welcome.
We will meet at 6.30pm for food, with the meeting starting at 7.30pm
All committee members will step down and then each position is up for election. While many of the current members are happy to re-stand, the positions of Social Secretary, Footpaths Officer and Publicity Officer are available as the current people do not wish to carry on.
If anybody is interested in joining the committee, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
If anyone wishes to attend the meeting, please advise Janet or Marie so we know to expect you.
Also, if anyone has anything they wish raising at the meeting, again, please contact Marie and / or Janet
Organiser: Marie 07592 089464

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Friday, 6th December 2019    CHRISTMAS IN IRONBRIDGE    2 nights    Grade 2
See Weekend Programme for details

Sunday, 22nd December 2019   CHRISTMAS WALK - OAKAMOOR OR BUST    10 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.
details to follow... Lunch required.
Walk leader: Phil 07443 929412 GoogleMaps   Area Map    Start Point Map

Sunday, 29th December 2019   HAUGHTON RECCIE    9 miles  5 hrs   Grade 2
Start Time: 10:00am    Grid Ref: SJ861213. Following the A518 from Stafford in the direction of Gnosall, just before leaving the village of Haughton, turn up station road, the car park is approx 500yds on the left. Nearest post code is ST189HF.
Starting from the car park we will hopefully head off in the direction of Brazen Hill, then possibly onto Appletree Hill, after which we will try to navigate our way to Butterhill. We will deffinately be stopping for a pint in Bradely, after the pub stop we will try to get back to the car park in Haughton. This is a reccie so all the above is subject to change (except the pub stop). I will be bringing a few copies of the route, so anyone who wishes to have a go at navigating between points, are more than welcome to do so. Lunch required.
Walk leader: Jimmy 07803 361821 GoogleMaps   Area Map    Start Point Map

Sunday, 5th January 2020   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 2020 with 3 cafe stops. Going via Sherbrook Valley, Birches Valley Visitor Centre, Cannock Chase, and Springslade Lodge, before heading back to the car park. Lunch required.
Walk leader: Paul 07791 469071 GoogleMaps   Area Map    Start Point Map

Sunday, 12th January 2020   CHILLINGTON HALL & SHROPSHIRE UNION CANAL FROM BREWOOD    8 miles  4 hrs   Grade 1
Start Time: 10:00am    Grid Ref: SJ882075. The start is a small free car park located on Park Lane to the south of Brewood. Turn off Port Lane opposite a Bridleway into Park Lane, nearest postcode WV9 5BJ, car park is located on the left.
A relaxed walk along flat, easy going terrain, following bridleways, footpaths and towpaths to explore this part of South Staffordshire, with views of Chillington Hall and most pleasing countryside. Pub stop in Brewood towards the end of the walk! Lunch required.
Walk leader: Helen W 07527 029209 Area Map    Start Point Map

Thursday, 7th May 2020    VE DAY BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND AWAY - HOLY ISLAND, ANGLESEY    3 nights    Grade 2
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Friday, 22nd May 2020    LATE MAY BANK HOLIDAY IN MALHAM    3 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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