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Friday, 24th May 2019    WHITSUN WEEKEND IN WHITBY    3 nights    Grade 2
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Monday, 27th May 2019   CAVERSWALL    13 miles  7 hrs   Grade 3
Start Time: 10:00am    Grid Ref: SJ950429. 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. Gaiters advised. Shorts not advised. Not suitable for dogs. Lunch required.
Walk leader: Phil 07443 929412 Area Map    Start Point Map

Sunday, 2nd June 2019   TBC    10 miles  5 hrs   Grade 2
Start Time: 10:00am    Grid Ref: AA000000. Details to follow...
Details to follow... Lunch required.
Walk leader: Lisa 0 Area Map    Start Point Map

Saturday, 8th June 2019   2 MILE FAMILY FRIENDLY CANNOCK CHASE RAF ROUTE    2 miles  2 hrs   Grade 1
Start Time: 10:30am    Grid Ref: SK005153. Free parking on Marquis Drive, Cannock Chase, WS12 4PW or pay-and-display parking at Marquis Drive Visitors Centre from where the walk begins.
A 2 mile family friendly bimble suitable for children of all ages, buggy, pushchair, balance-bike, scooter, walking or in a carrier, dancing or jumping, all most welcome! Weather permitting a picnic lunch at the end on flat grassland at the side of the Visitors Centre, where there's a playpark too :-)! Lunch required.
Walk leader: Helen & Lee 07527 029209 Area Map    Start Point Map

Sunday, 9th June 2019   CHILLINGTON    13 miles  6 hrs   Grade 2
Start Time: 10:00am    Grid Ref: SJ880073. Heading in the direction of Brewood, follow the signs for Chillington Hall/Coven, continue along Port Lane, turning right along the next road after Upper Lane. The car park is located immediately on the left. On the map its the one with the picnic sign, not the P sign just to the right. Nearest postcode WV9 5BJ
A 13 mile walk (graded as a 2 based on the fact it is fairly level walk) starting on the outskirts of Brewood, taking in the sights of Chillington Hall landscaped by Capability Brown, Boscobel House and its Royal Oak which was the hiding place of King Charles II after defeat at the Battle of Worcester in 1651, will stop at White Ladies Abbey for lunch, with views over Cosford (walk has been planned to coincide with Cosford Air Show). There is a planned pub stop at 11 miles. Lunch required.
Walk leader: Jimmy 07803 361821 GoogleMaps   Area Map    Start Point Map

Sunday, 16th June 2019   TBC    10 miles  5 hrs   Grade 2
Start Time: 10:00am    Grid Ref: AA000000. Details to follow...
Details to follow... Lunch required.
Walk leader: Kath 0 Area Map    Start Point Map

Saturday, 22nd June 2019   SANDSTONE TRAIL AND NANTWICH CHALLENGE    30 miles  10 hrs   Grade 3
Start Time: 7:00am    Grid Ref: SJ654534. Meet at Cafe Cortado on Princes Court at 6.45am to grab a brew before we walk to the train station.
This is it. The big 3 0. After a quick train journey from Nantwich to Whitchurch, we follow the beautiful Sandstone Trail. Passing Maiden, Peckforton and Beeston Castles, with Mad Allen's Hole and the crazy heights of Bickerton Hill at 227m also on route. Our journey then heads East through Cheshire farmland, fields and canalside paths back to Nantwich ready for a well earned BBQ! A long day, 10 hours or so walking but less than 2000ft of ascent all day. Lunch required.
Walk leader: Steve and Mick 07341 891868 Area Map    Start Point Map

Saturday, 22nd June 2019   NANTWICH    11 miles  6 hrs   Grade 2
Start Time: 11:30am    Grid Ref: SJ654534. Postcode CW5 6PQ. Parking will be on the car park by Cafe Cortado.
Alternative walk to the Sandstone Trail, starting and finishing at Cafe Cortado. From Cafe Cortado in Nantwich we will leave the town behind using the local waterways and venture into the countryside, where we will stop for lunch about 1 o'clock. We will travel on part of the Crewe and Nantwich Circular to the locks at Hack Green Bridge. From there, its cross country towards Ravensmoor, then Acton and back along the canal to Nantwich. We will encounter the majority of countryside routes, river, canal, footpaths, bridalpaths, fields, country roads, almost everything you'd want in a walk, except hills. Total ascent 300 feet. Gaiters reccommended. Lunch required.
Walk leader: Jimmy 07803 361821 GoogleMaps   Area Map    Start Point Map

Saturday, 29th June 2019   LIFE ON THE EDGE    18 miles  9 hrs   Grade 3
Start Time: 10:00am    Grid Ref: SK229815. Meet at the car park on Oddfellows Road, Hathersage. Postcode S32 1DD. Some free roadside parking is also available, although it does tend to get very busy.
A Saturday walk!! A very challenging 18 mile walk based in the Peak District. For those who completed this walk last year we will walk the route in reverse this year, starting in Hathersage and then taking climbs up to Stanage Edge, Bamford Edge and Win Hill, offering amazing views across the Hope Valley and Ladybower Reservoir. The tough climbs and 18 mile distance make this a grade 3 walk, which needs to be covered at a good pace to ensure it is completed in time. Following the walk we have the choice of eating at either The Yorkshire Bridge in Bamford where the walk finishes, or Maazi in Hathersage, following a 4 minute train journey back to the cars. I'll also be leading a 9-10 mile walk for the group the following day on Sunday, over similar but different terrain for anyone who plans to stay overnight. The nearby Hardhurst Farm offers camping facilities where we have stayed before. Lunch required.
Walk leader: Matt 07866 836567 Area Map    Start Point Map

Sunday, 30th June 2019   PEAKY BLINDER    10 miles  5 hrs   Grade 2
Start Time: 10:00am    Grid Ref: AA000000. Details to follow...
A walk based in the Peak District. More details to follow... Lunch required.
Walk leader: Matt 0 Area Map    Start Point Map

Sunday, 7th July 2019   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, 21st July 2019   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 H 0 Area Map    Start Point Map

Sunday, 4th August 2019   TBC    10 miles  5 hrs   Grade 2
Start Time: 10:00am    Grid Ref: AA000000. Details to follow...
Details to follow... Lunch required.
Walk leader: Zita 0 Area Map    Start Point Map

Sunday, 18th August 2019   CHATSWORTH & BEELEY MOOR    10 miles  5 hrs   Grade 2
Start Time: 10:00am    Grid Ref: AA000000. Details to follow...
Details to follow... Lunch required.
Walk leader: Carrie 0 Area Map    Start Point Map

Friday, 23rd August 2019    AUGUST BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND IN BUTTERMERE    6 nights    Grade 2
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Sunday, 22nd September 2019   LONGNOR    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


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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