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Sunday, 3rd June 2018   ILAM AND THORPE CLOUD    10 miles  5 hrs   Grade 2
Start Time: 10:00am    Grid Ref: SK135499. Postcode for carpark is DE6 2BS
From the carpark we will walk down the hill towards Ilam and along the river manifold to Thorpe village. We will walk up thorpe cloud to enjoy the views and elevenses before descending to the Dove Dale stepping stones. We continue our walk to the village Milldale for lunch before returning to the carpark via the tea rooms at Ilam. Lunch required.
Walk leader: Jenny 07963 933656 Area Map    Start Point Map

Sunday, 10th June 2018   THE ROACHES    10 miles  5 hrs   Grade 2
Start Time: 10:00am    Grid Ref: SK006615. DetailsDrive 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. to follow....
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, 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

Thursday, 21st June 2018   COTTON DELL FAIRIES    4 miles  2 hrs   Grade 2
Start Time: 6:30pm    Grid Ref: SK052446. Park on the main carpark oakamoor
We start at Oakamoor car park and cross over to cotton dell then up to rock cottage then back down to oakamoor just in time for a cheeky pint
Walk leader: Michael 01782 392055 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   BLEAKLOW PLANE CRASH SITE AND THE LOST LAD    10 miles  5 hrs   Grade 2
Start Time: 10:30am    Grid Ref: SK034940. This is a camping weekend in hope at hardhurst camping site
We pitch up on the Friday 27 July till Sunday the 29th on Saturday the walk will start on the a57 where the pennine way cross the road at the top of snake pass.. We walk along the pennine way heading towards Bleaklow.. From there we take a detour to the crash site of the overexposed b29 plane.. Then on to the kissing stones then down to glossop.. Then heading back along the roman road... Sunday walk starts at the fairholmes car park.. We walk along the howden reservoir then head up towards the lost lad.. From there we do a circular walk back to the car.. Both walks are approx 10 miles each 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   LONGNOR AND THE 5 PEAK CHALLENGE    9 miles  5 hrs   Grade 3
Start Time: 10:00am    Grid Ref: SK087649. To follow
To follow Lunch required.
Walk leader: Clare 07815 145517 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
See Weekend Programme for details


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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