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Sunday, 28th January 2018   MACCLESFIELD FOREST    7 miles  4 hrs   Grade 2
Start Time: 10:00am    Grid Ref: SJ961711. Parking is at the lay-by next to Trentabank Reservoir, if no spaces are available use the pay and display car park at the Visitor Centre, nearest postcode SK11 0NS
A pleasant walk through Macclesfield Forest up to Shuttlingsloe, with fine views of Cheshire and surrounding areas, looping back round through Macclesfield Forest and back to the carpark. There may be an option of a pub stop on route. Gaiters advised Lunch required.
Walk leader: Karl 07810 751748 GoogleMaps   Area Map    Start Point Map

Sunday, 4th February 2018   GRADBACH    9 miles  6 hrs   Grade 2
Start Time: 10:00am    Grid Ref: SJ998662. Starting point is Gradbach carpark, nearest postcode SK17 0SU
Starting from Gradbach, we will head towards Wildboarclough, then onto Danebower Hollow, then via Danebower Quarries to Three Shires Head and back to Gradbach Lunch required.
Walk leader: Kevin & Sharron 0 GoogleMaps   Area Map    Start Point Map

Sunday, 11th February 2018   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 6BN. **NOTE Start time is 10:30**
From Apedale we will venture off along the salt line towards Bignall Hill and onto the Wedgewood Monument, we will then pick up the disused railway line to Bateswood Nature Reserve for a lunchstop. After 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 Apedale stopping at the Mine Workers Pit Wheel Memorial, with far reaching views across Staffordshire. Gaiters are advised as it may be muddy in places. Lunch required.
Walk leader: Jimmy 07803 361821 GoogleMaps   Area Map    Start Point Map

Sunday, 18th February 2018   TUTBURY, FAULD AND HANBURY    9 miles  5 hrs   Grade 2
Start Time: 10:00am    Grid Ref: SK211289. The post code for the start point is DE139NE which is Duke Street Car Park, Tutbury
A countryside ramble starting in the centre of Tutbury heading across open fields to the Tutbury Weir before heading in the direction of Fauld. There is a gentle climb through woodland and on to the site of the Fauld disaster which is the site of the UK's largest explosion. Beware, unexploded bombs (don't worry we skirt around the edge of the infamous crater). We then head to the village of Hanbury before making our way back to Tutbury with views of Tutbury Castle as we head back into the village. A walk with craters, castles and plenty of mud so bring your gaiters and don't forget your lunch. There will be an opportunity for a pub stop during the walk if we wish and of course a pub at the end. Lunch required.
Walk leader: Jessica 07834 813500 GoogleMaps   Area Map    Start Point Map

Sunday, 25th February 2018   KNYPERSLEY    10 miles  5 hrs   Grade 2
Start Time: 10:00am    Grid Ref: SJ889551. Details to follow...
Details to follow... Lunch required.
Walk leader: Harriet 0 GoogleMaps   Area Map    Start Point Map

Tuesday, 27th February 2018  COMMITTEE MEETING
Start Time: 7:30pm
Staffordshire Walkers Committee Meeting at The Greyhound Pub in Penkhull. For those who are also eating there, the table is booked for 6:30
Organiser: Marie 07592 089464

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Sunday, 4th March 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: Michael 0 Area Map    Start Point Map

Sunday, 11th March 2018   BARLASTON AND THE DOWNS    10 miles  5 hrs   Grade 2
Start Time: 10:00am    Grid Ref: SJ886383. Meet in the large car park to left of the Plume of Feathers pub, in the centre of Barlaston (next to the canal bridge on Station Road).
Our route follows the tow path along the canal towards Stone, before heading off across the fields to Barlaston Downs. We then join the route of the Stone Circles Challenge long distance path, before joining the canal again at Wedgwood, to return to Barlaston and a visit to the pub. Lunch required.
Walk leader: Phil 07443 929412 GoogleMaps   Area Map    Start Point Map

Sunday, 18th March 2018   THE ROACHES    8 miles  5 hrs   Grade 2
Start Time: 10:00am    Grid Ref: SK006615. Drive 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.
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 Area Map    Start Point Map

Friday, 23rd March 2018  THAI MEAL AND NIGHT OUT NEWCASTLE
See Social Programme for Details

Sunday, 25th March 2018   DEEP HAYES COUNTRY PARK    8 miles  4 hrs   Grade 2
Start Time: 10:30am    Grid Ref: SJ961533. Starting at the Deep Hayes Country Park Visitors Centre, Park Lane, Nr Cheddleton, ST13 7JS.
This interesting walk follows the Staffordshire Way along the Caldon Canal to Cheddleton before climbing out of the valley to a viewpoint at Tompkin. The route then follows an old track way down towards Stanley Pool and Stanley village before crossing the high ground once more to return to the canal near Hazlehurst Aqueduct. Lunch required.
Walk leader: Maxine 07730 683103 GoogleMaps   Area Map    Start Point Map

Friday, 30th March 2018    EASTER WEEKEND AWAY - HAWORTH YHA, YORKSHIRE    3 nights    Grade 2
See Weekend Programme for details

Sunday, 8th April 2018   RECCIE SUNDAY - HOAR CROSS    10 miles  5 hrs   Grade 2
Start Time: 10:00am    Grid Ref: SK139231. Parking is at Jacksons Bank Car Park, Brakenhurst Rd, Burton-on-Trent, nearest postcode DE13 8RG
A 9-10 mile recce starting from Jacksons Bank Car Park, a chance to take it in turns, leading the group following a mapped route starting along the National Forest Way passing Tatenhill Airfield, the National Football Center, Oakwood Nature Reserve, White Wood and then onto Yoxhall, where there will be a pub stop. Following the pub stop we will again be picking up the National Forest Way heading in the direction of Woodmill, onto Braken Hurst, then back to the car park..... hopefully :-) Lunch required.
Walk leader: Jimmy 07803 361821 GoogleMaps   Area Map    Start Point Map

Sunday, 15th April 2018   CANNOCK CHASE    8 miles  5 hrs   Grade 1
Start Time: 10:00am    Grid Ref: SJ979181. From Brocton Village turn at the green and head up Chase Road. Park at the Glacial Boulder Car Park approx 1 mile on the right.
This walk covers a large area of smallest mainland ANOB in the UK. The walk begins at local landmark - The Glacial Boulder and continues across the heathland to the pine woodlands in Brindley Heath before crossing over the quarry to the Sherbrook Valley. The walk passes the visitor centres at Marquis Drive and Birches Valley meaning 2, yes 2, cafe/toilet stops. Mainly gentle paths but there are a few not too steep inclines. Paths are generally good but may be wet and muddy in places. Lunch required. Lunch required.
Walk leader: Marie 07592 089464 Area Map    Start Point Map

Sunday, 22nd April 2018   BEESTON CASTLE    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, 29th April 2018   IPSTONES    10 miles  5 hrs   Grade 2
Start Time: 10:00am    Grid Ref: AA000000. Details to follow...
Details to follow... Lunch required.
Walk leader: Liz 0 Area Map    Start Point Map

Friday, 4th May 2018    SNOWDONIA WEEKEND 2018    3 nights    Grade 3
See Weekend Programme for details

Sunday, 13th May 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 & Deb 0 Area Map    Start Point Map

Sunday, 20th May 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: Richard 0 Area Map    Start Point Map

Friday, 25th May 2018    HAWKSHEAD YHA - SPRING BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND    3 nights    Grade 2
See Weekend Programme for details

Sunday, 3rd 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: Jenny 0 Area Map    Start Point Map

Sunday, 10th June 2018   THORPE CLOUD    10 miles  5 hrs   Grade 2
Start Time: 10:00am    Grid Ref: AA000000. Details to follow....
Details to follow.... Lunch required.
Walk leader: Clare & Ed 0 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

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   TBC    10 miles  5 hrs   Grade 2
Start Time: 10:00am    Grid Ref: AA000000. Details to follow....
Details to follow.... Lunch required.
Walk leader: Sam 0 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

Sunday, 15th 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: Phil 0 Area Map    Start Point Map

Sunday, 29th July 2018   GLOSSOP    10 miles  5 hrs   Grade 2
Start Time: 10:00am    Grid Ref: SK034940. Details to follow.....
A weekend walking in Glossop, including camping on the Saturday evening. More details to follow.... Lunch required.
Walk leader: Michael 07939 222460 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


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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